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.
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.
Program Coordinator - Alarm Systems
Jim has been a fire and rescue service professional and fire safety educator in Montgomery County, MD for more than 45 years. He has been a volunteer member of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad since 1975 where he currently serves as a Life Captain. He also worked as a full-time, career firefighter and paramedic for 28 years for the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS), retiring with the rank of Battalion Chief in 2014. In his “retirement”, he has served as a contractor for the MCFRS as the Program Manager for Senior Outreach and Education.
In 2016 Jim received the prestigious John C. Spiker, Sr Life Safety Educator of the Year award at the Mid-Atlantic Life Safety Conference. In his current role, Jim has provided educational programs to more than 10,000 Montgomery County seniors on a variety of fire and injury-prevention topics. Also, Jim has completed more than 2,000 home safety and smoke alarms checks, and he has lead teams that have done thousands more.
Jim is a lifelong Montgomery County resident He has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maryland – Baltimore County (UMBC – Go Retrievers!) Jim is an avid baseball fan with his allegiance split between the Orioles and the Nationals and he likes spending time with his wife, Beth, his kids Andrew, Ben, and Phillip, and his dog, Benji.