Emergency Services Board

ABout the Board

The Allegany County Emergency Services Board was created by Code Home Rule Bill (PDF) in 2007. The purpose of the board is to provide oversight on the county fire and rescue services within the guidelines established by the code home rule bill. The code establishes the organizations that are represented on the board. Those organizations recommend appointments to the Allegany County Commissioners who have final appointment authority. The Board works with two code created subcommittees: one for fire service issues known as the Fire Service Subcommittee, and the second for emergency medical services issues known as the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Subcommittee.


Allegany County Department of Emergency Services - James Pyles
Ex Officio

Region One EMS Council - Vacant
Ex Officio

Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office - Jason Mowbray
Ex Officio

Fire Service Subcommittee Chair - Ronnie Carr
Renewed annually 

EMS Subcommittee Chair - Josh Burkett
Renewed annually 

Fire Service Subcommittee Member at Large - Scott Yates
Renewed annually 

EMS Subcommittee Member at Large - Robby May
Renewed annually 

Career Fire and EMS Service - Christopher Biggs
Renewed annually every 2 years

Citizen at Large - Jason Cline

Citizen at Large - Vacant


  • Chairperson:  Ronnie Carr
  • Vice Chairperson:  Robby May
  • Secretary: Christopher Biggs

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Meeting Schedule and Location

Typically scheduled for the second Tuesday of February, April, June, August, October, and December at 6 PM and held at 11400 PPG Road SE, Cumberland, Maryland 21502

2020 Schedule

  • February 11, 2020, at 6 PM
  • March 10, 2020, at 6 PM
  • April 14, 2020, at 6 PM
  • June 9, 2020, at 6 PM
  • August 11, 2020, at 6 PM
  • October 13, 2020, at 6 PM
  • December 8, 2020, at 6 PM