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11612 Meeting House Road
Myersville, MD 21773-8906

Stephen M. Reid has more than 40 years of experience in the fire service having served in both a career and volunteer environment. He began his career in a volunteer department and served on the management staff in Montgomery County, MD. Chief Reid recently retired as the Fire Chief of the Cedar Rapids, Iowa Fire Department.  Prior to that, he served as the Deputy Fire Chief/Director of Emergency Medical Services with the District of Columbia Fire/EMS Department in Washington, D.C.

Chief Reid earned a Master of Administrative Science degree in Management from The Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Administration from The University of the District of Columbia.

Chief Reid has extensive experience in fire protection and fire ground operations, fire prevention and code enforcement, emergency medical services, hazardous materials, national fire data, public fire education, personnel management, training, budgeting, apparatus maintenance, purchasing, planning, and technical writing. His scope of expertise includes both operations and administration.

As president of Stephen M. Reid and Associates, Inc., his firm offers strategic analysis and planning as well as customized training programs.  Emergency service agencies, associations and private industry are the target markets that focus on the following areas: Fire/EMS Operations, Change Management, Master Planning, Incident Command, Fire Station Design, Fire Incident Reporting, Contingency Planning, and Public Information.  He brings a strong commitment to service delivery and participation at all levels in his approach.

Chief Reid is a Pro Board Certified Fire Officer IV, Fire Instructor III, Fire Inspector II, and Haz Mat V.  He is also certified as a State Emergency Services Instructor by the State of Maryland and the Department of Justice.  He has served as an adjunct instructor with The University of the District of Columbia, Task Force 1, and Command School, Inc. whereby he provided training with incident management tabletop exercises for emergency providers.

Chief Reid is listed in Who’s Who in Public Service and is a Member of the Institution of Fire Engineers, MIFireE, Great Britain.  He has received the prestigious Chief Fire Officer Designation from the Center for Public Safety Excellence which is in association with the International Association of Fire Chiefs and has an advanced certification in Homeland Security.  He belongs to the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Fireman’s Association, Delta Sigma Pi Fraternity, Fire Department Safety Officers Association, International Association of Arson Investigators, International Association of Fire Chiefs, International Association of Fire Fighters, Maryland Fire Chiefs Association, National Fire Academy Alumni Association, National Fire Protection Association, and the National Volunteer Fire Council.

Chief Reid currently resides in Myersville, MD.


We, as consultants and as a firm, are members of several professional organizations.  The following is of the ones in which we are the most active:

  • Center for Public Safety Excellence
  • Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen's Association
  • Fire Department Safety Officers Association
  • Institution of Fire Engineers
  • International Association of Arson Investigators
  • International Association of Fire Chiefs
  • International Association of Firefighters
  • Maryland Fire Chiefs Association
  • National Fire Academy Alumni Association
  • National Fire Protection Association
  • National Volunteer Fire Council

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