Edward P. Sherlock, Jr, Chief Annapolis City Fire, Retired

Edward P. Sherlock, Jr

Edward P. Sherlock, Jr., Is the Director of emergency Management for the City of Annapolis. Annapolis, a quaint historic city, is the Capital of Maryland and home to the United States naval Academy and St. John’s College.

Sherlock, born in 1942, started his firefighting career as a firefighter in 1966. He progressed through the ranks of the Annapolis Fire Department and on September 1, 1987, he was appointed chief. On July1 2004, Sherlock retired as Fire Chief and assumed his new position as Director of Emergency Management.

He graduated from the Anne Arundel Community College with an Associate in Arts degree in Government and from the University of Maryland-University College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Science. He has completed additional training at the National Fire Academy, Emmitsburg, Maryland, the Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute at College Park, Maryland and the Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg.

He is a charter member of the Annapolis Professional fire Fighters, Local 1926, IAFF and severed as Secretary, Vice-President and President. In August 2002, he achieved Chief fire Officer (CFO) with the Commission on chief Fire Officer Designation.

Sherlock’s professional public safety service activities include serving as Chair of the Maryland State Fire Prevention Commission and as a member of the Maryland Explosives Advisory council. He was a member of the fire chief’s council-Baltimore Metropolitan council of Governments; and served as Chair from 1992 to 1994. He held membership in the International Association of Fire chiefs, National Fire Protection Association, Maryland fire Chief’s Association and past Chair of the metropolitan fire chief’s council of Maryland. Sherlock was appointed by two governors to the Governor’s Emergency management Advisory Council. Currently he is a member of the Baltimore Urban Area Security Initiative Urban Area Work Group, state Emergency Reponse commission, the Maryland Public Safety communications Interoperability Governance work group and the City of Annapolis Communications committee.

Active in numerous civic activities, he was Honor club President for the Annapolis Optimist club in 1983. He is the recipient of several awards that include: "Outstanding young Man Of America", "Who’s Who in Government Service” and "Outstanding Citizenship Award".

Sherlock has been married for 40 years to the former Lynne Chapman. They have 2 sons, 1 daughter and 3 grandchildren.