Bridget Weishaar, President

Bridget Weishaar has been employed by the Carroll County Office of Public Safety as a 911 dispatcher since 1998 and has assisted with public education and community outreach. She has been involved with the Carroll County Fire Service since 1993 as an active member of the Gamber & Community Fire Company.  Bridget has served as the Fire Prevention Chair at Gamber and Community Fire Company since 1994, as a member of the Carroll County Fire Prevention Committee since 1995 serving as chair from 1998-2003 and again from 2008 to the present, and as a member of the MSFA Fire Prevention Committee since 2001 serving as co-chair of the Miss Fire Prevention Program since 2014.  During her many years in fire prevention she has been awarded the Jane Todd Firewoman of the year and the Silver Spring Trophy in addition to being recognized for her contributions to public fire and life safety education across the State of Maryland.  Bridget has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Emergency Health Services Management and has obtained her Public Fire and Life Safety Educator Certificate from MFRI.


Bruce Bouch, Vice President

Bruce D. Bouch currently serves as a Fire Program Specialist at the United States Fire Administration.  He recently retired from the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal as a Senior Deputy State Fire Marshal and served as the Director of Public Education and Media Affairs for nearly six years.  Deputy Bouch has 21 years in the fire service as a volunteer at the Gamber & Community Fire Company in Finksburg, MD, where he continues to serve as an active member.

He also served several years as Chairman for the Mid-Atlantic Life Safety Conference, Maryland Youth Firesetter Intervention Coalition and the Public Fire and Life Safety Educator Spring Seminar Committee. 


Brian Quick, Treasurer

Brian Quick has been an active member of Reisterstown Fire Company for 26 years and the Westminster Fire Department for 7 years.  Brian has been the treasurer for FABSCOM since 2014 and the Reisterstown Fire Company for 20 years.


Debbie Gartrell-Kemp, Hard of Hearing Program Manager

Debbie has been an active member of the Carroll County Volunteer Fire Service since 1986.  She is currently serving as the Youth Fire Prevention & Intervention chair for the CCVESA.  Debbie has served in many capacities over the years at the Winfield VFD, five years at the Mt. Airy VFC as fire prevention chair, as well as the CCVESA Prevention & Life Safety Chair from 2000-2006.  She was also a career Firefighter/EMT at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab for ten years.  Debbie has an AA degree in Fire Science from Frederick Community College and has also won numerous state awards for her fire prevention work over the years.  Debbie is employed with the United States Fire Administration at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD.

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