The members of the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department would like to congratulate Michael L. Sharpe on his induction into the Calvert County Fire and Rescue Association Hall of Fame.
Sharpe began his career with the fire service in 1983, when he joined the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department. This decision was the catalyst propelling him into a thriving first responder career.
From there, in the late 1980’s, Sharpe was instrumental in the formation of the Calvert Advance Life Support organization. As a charter member and the first commanding officer of the organization, Sharpe worked with county and state officials to obtain the resources needed to put the CALS Medic Unit in service. Sharpe takes great pride in his role in CALS ultimate success.
In 1989, while simultaneously launching CALS, Sharpe took his life saving skills a step further by joining the St. Leonard Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company. He spent 14 years giving his time freely and was recognized with numerous awards. He also served in a number of positions from Lieutenant to Deputy Fire Chief and was instrumental in the planning and execution of the Summer Fire Camp (he’s still an instructor today for the kids).
In 2006, Sharpe joined the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department and has held many elected and appointed positions from Captain to Assistant Chief. Currently he is the Safety Officer. Not only does Sharpe give his time volunteering in Calvert County, but he is also a Battalion Fire Chief with the City of Alexandria Fire Department. PFVFD President Pat Hassler said this about his many accomplishments,“We are honored Mike Sharpe is apart of our organization to share his knowledge, experience and service to the next generation of county volunteers.”
Over the course of the last 35 years, Sharpe has been steadfast in his volunteer service to the citizens of Calvert County. He has received numerous state and local awards for life saving and distinguished service. It’s because of this, and so much more, Sharpe was inducted into the Calvert County Hall of Fame. On Saturday, May 5, 2018 Sharpe will also be inducted into the Southern Maryland Fireman’s Association Hall of Fame.
Sharpe said, “Life is good, and I can honestly say that the volunteer fire service has directly contributed to every great thing in my life. My family, my friends, and my career are all possible because of opportunities the volunteer fire service gave me. It is truly an honor to serve beside the many dedicated men and women who volunteer in Calvert County.”