11612 Meeting House Road
Myersville, MD 21773-8906
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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