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Massive Fire Destroys Great Cacapon Fire Station and Apparatus
photo by Jimmy Kimble
   photo by Jimmy Kimble
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 

A massive fire of yet undetermined origin completely destroyed the Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Company in Morgan County WV on July 5. Great Cacapon is a member company of the CVVFA. Over the years the company has hosted social events for CVVFA conventions when they were held in the area.  The fire was reported late-morning. Two pieces of apparatus were saved by driving them through the inoperable bay door of the station. Other apparatus was lost. Fire companies from WV, MD and VA assisted in bringing the fire under control.

Hancock MD Past Chief Greg Yost, CVVFA Past President is the point person for the Association should CVVFA members wish to provide assistance to Great Cacapon VFC. Greg may be contacted at (240) 329-6202 or by email

 A special account for cash donations has been opened at
Citizens National Bank of Berkeley Springs 
212 S Washington St, Berkeley Springs WV 25411

Herld Mail News Story

Great Cacapon VFC Fundraising Page
Ramada Conference Center/Inn Edgewood MD Convention HQ
Pool Open To 11:00 p.m.
   Pool Open To 11:00 p.m.

The Ramada Conference Center/Inn, 1700 Van Bibber Road, Edgewood MD 21040 will be the official hotel of the 115th CVVFA Convention August 3-6-2016. The hotel is located at Exit 77-I95 at MD 24. Rates are $69 per night plus tax for either a double or king room.  A block of 40 rooms have been reserved. Mention CVVFA for this rate. Cutoff date is July 3 for this block. Phone 410-679-0770.

The Convention Committee has arranged for the swimming pool to remain open until 11 p.m. The entire rear parking lot is reserved for the CVVFA. Hospitality will be in the Wheatly Room. The Wednesday Board of Directors meeting will be in the Susquehanna Room.

Hotel Website
115th Annual Convention Information - Register Now
The Harford Cecil Volunteer Firemen's Association invites all CVVFA members and guests to the 115th Annual Convention in northeastern Maryland on August 3-6, 2016. Download a copy of the agenda and register for the Convention. Souvenirs may also be ordered in advance for pick up at the site.

This is a team effort with events located in both Harford and Cecil counties. Transportation is provided to social events. There is a full program for young people in the fire service. Bring the future members of the fire service along for an a learning experience and a great time.


Click Here to Register for the Parade On Line

Click Here for Hotel Registration information

Golf Outing Scheduled for Convention
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 12:00

The 115th Convention Committee announces a golf outing at the Winters Run Country Club located at 1000 North Tollgate Road Bel Air, Maryland 21014 just past the Harford County Fairgrounds on August 3. Tee time is noon. Cost is $45 per person and includes cart.

This is a private club. Dave Bubb the golf pro has made reservations for the CVVFA. The Dress Code appropriate for a private club is in force.


19th hole refreshments are at the Ramada Inn Convention Headquarters following.

Winters Run Golf Club
Registration Open For 115th Annual Convention Parade in Elkton MD

The William M. Singerly Steam Fire Engine and Hook and Ladder Company #1 of Elkton, MD, and the Harford Cecil Volunteer Firemen’s Association are proud to host the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Association 2016 Convention Parade.  Please come and join firefighters from across the region to march through downtown Elkton, MD.  Trophies and cash prizes will be awarded in a number of categories.Parade participants can stage in Elkton beginning at 10:00 am.  The parade will be led by the host company, followed by the President’s company.  After that, the order of march will be determined by arrival time.  Units wishing to march together should arrive together.

The parade will begin at 1:00 pm and proceed through downtown Elkton, MD.

Awards and refreshments will be distributed at Singerly Fire Company Station 13, located at 300 Newark Avenue shortly after the parade.

A map detailing the staging area, parade route, and the location of Singerly Fire Company Station # 13 will be posted on this website shortly.  Any questions concerning the parade can be sent to Prize list available at link below.

Register On Line Now

Singerly Fire Company
3 Past Presidents Deliver Highway Safety Message
L to R CVVFA PP Bob Cumberland, Greg Yost, Charlie Myers
   L to R CVVFA PP Bob Cumberland, Greg
      Yost, Charlie Myers
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 
Past CVVFA Presidents Bob Cumberland, Charlie Meyrs and Greg Yost delivered the Slow Down Move Over message to motorists who stopped at the Keystone Welcome Center on I-81 near Greencastle PA. The CVVFA has used this unique opportunity to interact with the public by informing them of the danger that emergency responders face while working on the roadway especially when motorists are speeding our distracted. Our booth will be back at the Welcome Center on July 22 and again during Fire Prevention Week on October 7. All members are encouraged to participate. Our team will provide the training. Please contact any of these Past Presidents if you are available to volunteer some time.

Put Your Organization Front and Center in the CVVFA Convention Book
Convention Books from the 1970's popular then. Popular now.
   Convention Books from the 1970's popular
      then. Popular now.
Monday, April 4, 2016 
Your business or organization can be part of the 115th Annual CVVFA Convention Program. Don't miss this opportunity to deliver your message to the members and guests as they attend this gathering of fire service leaders. Click on the title of this article to download the informational flyer and order form. Questions may be directed to Bob Romig CVVFA Publicity Manager whose cell phone appears on the downloads.

New CVVFA Responder Safety T-Shirts Now Available

New t-shirts are now available for sale with the recently adopted CVVFA Logo.  All proceeds will benefit Emergency Responder Safety Institute programs.

The logo on the back includes the chevrons and our slogan “On The Highway We’ve Got Your Back”.  Also on the back of the shirt is Emergency Responder Safety Institute.      

Sizes range from Youth Medium which you see makes an excellent night shirt for a two-year-old or a proud 5-year-old can wear the same shirt as their dad, mom or grandparents.  Youth sizes are $10 each.

Adult sizes range from Adult Small to XL, $15 for members and $20 for non-members (which includes a year’s membership to CVVFA). For those of us who has over-developed we have 2X for $22 or $17, 3X for $23 or $18 and 4X for $25 or $19. (Models are grandsons of Greg Yost – Landyn, 2 yr. old on left and Parker, 5 yr. old on right)

Shirts are available at meetings or by contacting Greg Yost at 240-329-6202


Hospitality Night During Spring Meeting Weekend at Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co.
Apparatus on Display From the Last 2 Centuries
   Apparatus on Display From the Last 2
Saturday, April 2, 2016 
The Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co. 1 invites all participants of the Spring CVVFA Presidents Council and Meeting Weekend to attend a open house at the fire station and museum located at 28 John St. Westminster MD on the evening of April 2, 2016. Westminster is rich in history. The firehouse includes a modern functional station in the center core with a hall on one end and the museum on the other. Come out and enjoy a great evening.

Westminster VFD

Map to Fire Station
CVVFA Past President Jim Werner Dies
President Warner
   President Warner
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 
Chief James Werner President of the CVVFA in 1985 died in February 23 in Harrisonburg VA where he lived a life of community service in the Fire Service and Veterans and Community organizations.He served in the United States Air Force stationed in Germany. Jim was active with the CVVFA during the 1980's and hosted a meeting at Hose Company #4 in Harrisonburg where he was a member.

Click on the title of the story to obtain the Full Obituary

Reputation Managament Project Report for 2015
   Fire Service Reputation Management Review 2015
Thursday, January 14, 2016 
Click on this great video prepared by Candice McDonald Chief Instructor of the CVVFA Fire Service Reputation Management Project

Vivian Myers Beloved CVVFA Member Passes Away
Vivian keeps one eye on the kids and the other on the CVVFA Parade years ago in Tanneytown MD
   Vivian keeps one eye on the kids and the
      other on the CVVFA Parade years ago in
      Tanneytown MD
Monday, November 30, 2015 
Vivian Myers a beloved member of the CVVFA passed away this morning following a courageous battle with cancer. She fought the good fight until the end with dignity and a good nature that was her trademark though out her entire life.
Vivian served in many roles in the PA Fire Service including President of the Ladies Auxiliary to Firemen's Association of the State of Pennsylvania. Her husband Charlie Myers is a Past President of the CVVFA. At this time arrangements are not completed. Expressions of  sympathy my be forwarded to:
Charles Myers, 325 E. Garfield Street
Shippensburg PA 17257

Full Tribute
Past CVVFA President Charlie Myers Win Prestigious Award
Saturday, November 21, 2015 
Past CVVFA President Charlie Myers who served 2 terms as President of our Association as well as the President of the Firemen's Association of the State of Pennsylvania and the Cumberland County Firemen's Association received the First Chet Henry Advocacy Award from the PA Fire and Emergency Services Institute at the annual PFESI Dinner in Camp Hill PA.

The award, named in memory of the state's first fire commissioner, recognizes a person who has improved awareness of fire, emergency service of life safety issues at the local, county, state and national level. This is a very special award due to the relationship and friendship that Charlie had with Commissioner Henry.

Charlie is the Chief Emeritus of the Vigilant Fire Company of Shippensburg PA.

CVVFA Granted PA Sales Tax Exemption
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 
The Commonwealth of PA has granted a Sales Tax Exemption to the CVVFA recognizing the federal tax and now PA non profit states of the Association. Documents relating to the exemption may be reviewed from the Download Section of this website under Corporate Governance.

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