Ridge VFD brings home multiple awards from the MSFA Convention
By Vice President / Lieutenant Scot Best
June 20, 2024

On Tuesday, June 18th, during the 132nd Annual Maryland State Firefighter's Association Convention in Ocean City, Ridge VFD and members were recognized with multiple State awards.

🏆 MSFA Hall of Fame Induction – Philip "Heavy" Ridgell
🏆 Robert H. Shimer, Past President, Administrator of the Year Award – Johnny Wathen
🏆 Fire Prevention Awards:
✔️ 1st Place - Class IV Year-Round Program
✔️ 1st Place - Class IV Single Program (Ridge VFD Chili Cookoff)
✔️ 2nd Place - Overall (tied with Bay District Volunteer Fire Department)
✔️ LAMSFA Silver Spring Trophy (Auxiliary member who does the most in fire prevention for their community) – Jessica Snyder
🏆 Smith N. Stathem, Jr., Past President, Memorial Safety Award – Francis Raley (Nominee)

Congratulations to all recognized members. Thanks for your dedicated service to Ridge VFD and the citizens of Maryland's 1st District.