September 11 Ceremony

The Talbot County Fire and Rescue Association, in conjunction with The Talbot County Council issue this Press Release in regards to the Talbot Counties 2016 911 ceremony.

A Beautiful Ceremony to commemorate the event of September 11, 2001 will be held on Tilghman Island, Maryland, Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 8:30am, location is Dogwood Harbor on the Choptank River. Both organizations cordially invite our County, State and National news agencies to mark their calendars and join us in celebrating this most note worthy event. Various County, Fire and Rescue Companies, Law Enforcement agencies, Clergy, School bands, Chair Groups and Dignitaries will participate in this beautiful Ceremony to remember those who gave their all, so we can enjoy the freedom we have today.

Immediately following our Ceremony, the general public is invited to attend the events on the Island to held by our friends from the Tilghman Island Volunteer Fire Department. An all you can eat breakfast will be held at the Firehall, proceeds will help with the daily operation of the Fire Department and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Fallen Firefighter Fund. Following the wonderful breakfast, the Tilghman Vol. Fire Department will proudly present the 2nd annual Firemen Olympics at 11:00am. Fire Departments from all over the State have been invited to compete in multiple tasks to demonstrate their top abilities, cash prizes and trophies will be awarded.

Please mark your calendar for the most note worthy events being held on Tilghman Island, Maryland, Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 8:30am, Dogwood Harbor and continuing throughout the day.

For Questions or further information, contact:

Jesse Gottleib – TIVFD, 410-253-3111

Susan Moran – Talbot County Government, 410-770-8010

Jamie McNeal – Talbot County Vol. Fire & Rescue Assoc., 410-310-5944

Volunteer for a Talbot County Fire Dept.

Talbot County Kicks Off Year Long Call for Volunteers – The Talbot County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association, with the support of the Talbot County Council, initiated a yearlong recruiting campaign entitled “Gear up for Talbot” on October 1st.

The Talbot County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association represents fire departments located in Easton, Cordova, Oxford, St. Michaels, Tilghman Island, Trappe and Queen Anne, Maryland. The goal is to boost membership in these departments.

Nationally, over 70% of firefighters and emergency rescue workers are volunteers. A decline in volunteers since the financial collapse is a nationwide problem and is especially acute for rural counties who depend on volunteers for their fire and rescue service.

In Talbot County as in most rural counties in Maryland, volunteers make up 100% of the emergency fire and rescue service. Local volunteer fire companies are the heart of the communities they serve as well as a saving their taxpayers significant costs. Converting to a paid service would cost hundreds of millions of dollars and result in significant tax increases.

Anyone 16 or older may join their local fire company. The benefits are significant and growing. They include free education, a Maryland income tax exclusion and insurance while on the job. Whether you are young and looking for excitement, or not so young but have time to assist with accounting, computers/networks, administration and fund raising there is a place for you at your local fire company.

For more information visit or call (410) 770-8160. Join today!