Chief Robert P. Cumberland, Jr.
Term: 4 years from July 1, 2019
Chief Robert P. Cumberland, Jr. was first appointed to serve on the MFRETC in 1991. He is a 53-year active volunteer member of the Westminster Fire Engine & Hose Co. #1. He has served as Chief, Assistant Chief, Lieutenant, Vice President, and President. Mr. Cumberland is currently serving as President of the Westminster Fire Engine & Hose Co. #1. Mr. Cumberland served as President of the Maryland State Firemen's Association from 1987-88. He served as Director for MSFA to the National Volunteer Fire Council, which he served on from 1988 to 2003. Mr. Cumberland also serves as the Out-of-State Coordinator and as a member of the federal legislative committee for MSFA. He is a past President of the Maryland Fire Chief's Association, served as Chairman of the Presidents Board of Advisors for the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute, and serves as a member of the Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy. In February 2014, Mr. Cumberland was appointed as a Delegate representing the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Fireman’s Association to the Congressional Fire Services Institute National Advisory Board. He is currently serving as Director for the Cumberland Valley Fire Volunteer Fireman’s Association. He continues to serve on numerous other MSFA and Carroll County Firemen's Association Committees. Mr. Cumberland represents volunteer emergency services personnel.