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The Committee

Without those listed on this page, this conference would not be possible.  We are always looking for new members to bring exciting new ideas


Joe Walters, Chair

Office of the State Fire Marshal

Teresa Crisman, Vice-Chair

Office of the State Fire Marshal

Mark Bilger, Past Chair

Maryland State Fire Prevention Commission

Scott Custer

Maryland State Chapter of the International Fire Marshals Association

Tim Delehanty

Maryland Fire Chief’s Association

Karen Deppa

PilotLight Resilience Resources, LLC

Michael Donahue

NorthStar: Applied Community Safety Research, LLC

Luisa Ferreira

University of Maryland Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management

Debbie Gartrell-Kemp

United States Fire Administration

Terry Hayden

Ladies Auxiliary, Maryland State Firemen’s Association

Tom Hayden

Marriott, Corp/ Ret. BWI Fire and Rescue Department

Terin Hopkins

National Fire Sprinkler Association

Dante Jacobelli

Annapolis City Fire Department

Roberta Kelly

Howard County Fire & Rescue

Ed McDonough

Maryland Emergency Management Agency

Brian Quick

Office of the State Fire Marshal

Drew Ratajczak

North Point- Edgemere VFD

Nicole Reibert

Annapolis Office of Emergency Management

Jim Resnick

Fire and Burn Safety Coalition of Maryland

Bob Ryan

City of College Park, Maryland

Max Saunders

Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute

Kimberly Shelton


Timothy Shelton


Caroll Spriggs

Maryland State Fire Prevention Commission

Jennifer Williams

UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute

Cyndy Wright- Johnson


JJ Lynott

MD Department of Transportation

Jerred Johnson

MD Fire Prevention Commission

Bud Zapata

Annapolis Fire Department

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