|Waldorf Past President/Chief Officer Thomas M. Edwards Inducted Into the MSFA Hall of Fame|
|By Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith|
|June 23, 2023|
On behalf of the 1200 active and retired volunteers in Charles County, we are honored to announce former CCVFA Fire Executive Chairman Thomas M. Edwards has been inducted into the MSFA Hall of Fame during the 131st MSFA Convention held in Ocean City MD this week. Chief Edwards has served our county and state with distinction and has just this week relocated to South Carolina with his lovely wife Maurita Edwards. We thank the Edwards family and the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department for sharing Chief Tommy with us for his many years of service. The MSFA Hall of Fame Award reads as follows:
The Hall of Fame Award was established by the Maryland State Firemen’s Association (MSFA) Executive Committee in 1979 as a result of a recommendation from Past President Eugene J. C. Raney to recognize the distinguished service of individuals. The first emphasis to be service to the MSFA and then service to the individuals department and local jurisdiction. Through the year 1985 the Hall of Fame Committee was authorized to select up to twenty (20) inductees into the Hall of Fame, and hence the selection shall be limited to ten (10) inductees, either living or deceased. The award shall be made at the Annual MSFA Convention. Distinguished service to the MSFA is the primary consideration, with service to the member’s company and county to be considered also.