The Annapolis Fire Department (AFD) exists to provide a safe environment for the community by minimizing the impact of fire and injury through public education, quality service, emergency preparedness and an overall culture of safety.
On September 9, 2019, the Annapolis Fire Department held a Pinning Ceremony for the promotions that occurred effective September 8, 2019. Family members attended to assist in changing the pins for the ranks of our personnel. Newly promoted personnel are: Battalion Chief Philip Morris, Captain Bud Zapata, Lieutenant David McGill, Jr., Lieutenant Christopher Pentz, Firefighter First Class Thomas Frankhouser, Jr., Firefighter First Class Craig McCracken. And effective Thursday, October 3, 2019 Firefighter First Class Samuel Winner,Jr.
At the City Council Meeting on Monday, September 9, 2019, Mayor Buckley, Chief Remaley and Deputy Chief Spriggs presented several Fire Department Civilian Citations of Merit.
Max Shapiro from the Harbormasters Office was awarded for his assistance saving a kayaker and another citizen in the water who were trying to locate another kayaker who had gone under water.
Several of the Watermark Cruises crew were awarded for their assistance when a citizen went into cardiac arrest while on the dock near them and they began CPR.
Also awarded, but unable to attend were several of the employees at the Boatyard Bar and Grill who assisted a patron who had choked with the Heimlich and then when the patron went into cardiac arrest started CPR.
On Saturday, September 7, 2019, the Annapolis Fire Department joined by family members and Anne Arundel County Fire Department personnel held a graveside memorial ceremony on the 55th Anniversary of the Line of Duty Death of Firefighter John W. Schwallenberg of the Rescue Hose Company Number 1.
We will never forget.
On August 26, 2019, Fire Chief Douglas M. Remaley and Deputy Fire Chief Caroll H. Spriggs, II are sworn in by Mayor Buckley while former Fire Chief David L. Stokes, Sr. watches.
On July 30, 2019, Acting Fire Chief Douglas M. Remaley and Acting Deputy Chief Caroll H. Spriggs, II, joined owner Pat Sajak to celebrate WNAV’s 70th Anniversary as Annapolis’ “Hometown Station”.
On February 28, 2019, the Annapolis Fire Department team of Firefighter First Class Jonathan Krisman, Firefighter First Class Louis Johnson and Lieutenant Michael Lonergan, Jr. received their trophy as the first winners of the Inaugural Annapolis Sailor's Triathlon which was held July 28, 2018. This race consisted of a 500 meter swim across the Spa Creek, a 12 mile bicycle course through Annapolis and across the Naval Academy Bridge to Greenbury Point and a 3.8 mile run through the streets of Annapolis and the USNA. Congratulations to our team!
Radio interview (audio only) with Captain Aaron Edwards and the 1430 Connection - Annapolis Fire Department on the Opioid Epidemic in Annapolis