fools 2015

Welcome to the home of Central Maryland Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society

(CMD F.O.O.L.S.)


Our chapter is the result of the merger of many Maryland F.O.O.L.S. Chapters.  The end result is a chapter that encompasses the Fire Departments of Annapolis City, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Frederick County, Howard County, Montgomery County, National Institute of Health, Prince George’s County, retirees and college students living in the area.

It is our intent to honor the traditions of the Fire Service through training, and service. As all organizations, we are only as good as our membership, and our one common bond is that we have taken an oath to serve our communities in the Fire Service.

If you haven’t figured it out by now our insignia/mascot is a crab.  Maryland is famous for its crabs, the two go hand in hand.  Our crab can be found on our annual shirts and challenge coins.  Not always in the same attire, but always there.

Throughout the year we participate in numerous events.  Please check the “News” and “Events” links to keep current.  You can also follow us on “Facebook” & “Twitter” if you like.

Once a year we sponsor a Brotherhood Bash that occurs during Firehouse Magazine’s annual Firehouse Expo in Baltimore.   The Brotherhood Bash is an opportunity for fellow F.O.O.L.S., Firefighters, and friends to come together to honor fallen Firefighters, renew old friendships and forge new friendships.  If in town for the Expo please join us in celebrating the traditions of the Fire Service.

For a complete history of the Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society please click the “About the F.O.O.L.S.” link.   If you would like to join CMD F.O.O.L.S., please click the “Join” link or contact us for more information.

In case you are wondering, you do not have to wear or own a leather helmet to be a member.


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