OVFC Stars in County Convention
The Anne Arundel County Volunteer Firefighters Association (AACVFA) held its annual convention on September 3-6th 2019. The main event of the convention was the annual meeting of both the AACVFA and their Ladies Auxiliary on September 6. At the meeting, OVFC members received several prestigious awards. Past President William Peterson was inducted posthumously into the AACVFA Hall of Fame, an honor reserved for those who have given a lifetime of volunteer service to their community. Sean McKeever was selected as the Greg Kroft Rookie of the Year, an award recognizing the contributions of new members at their very early stages of a volunteer career. The OVFC received the Jesse Fisher trophy with 5653 hours of training. This award recognizes the fire company that has dedicated the most hours to fire, rescue, or EMS related training during the year. Klaudia Trennepohl received the Boots Raynor Award which recognizes the individual who dedicates the most hours to Fire, Rescue, or EMS related training during the year. Klaudia finished the year with 526 hours. Last but not least, Patti Kidwell received the Fire, Rescue, EMS Individual of the Year award which is considered the highest award given by the Association that can be conferred on an individual other than that of heroism. It is awarded on a highly selective basis to an individual who, in the opinion of the judges, has made an outstanding contribution to the future welfare of volunteerism with his/her company, to Anne Arundel County, and the State of Maryland. Assistant Chief Chuck Tucker received the Jesse Fisher trophy on behalf of the company as well as the Boots Raynor award on behalf of Klaudia.