A resident of Talbot County for over 45 years, Mr Petze is a graduate of the University of Delaware with a BA and a MEd in Counseling. Following his retirement from a career in education as a Guidance Counselor, he worked in the Family Support Center for the US Air Force at Andrews AFB and then retired as the Director of the Center for the 512th Airlift Wing at Dover AFB. He also retired from the US Army after 26 years of active and reserve service as a Major and Master Army Aviator. His Active Duty included a year in Viet Nam as a helicopter pilot. His decorations include a Distinguished Flying Cross for Valor, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, and 16 Air Medals. Mr Petze’s  community work, in addition to the EMS Foundation Board, include volunteering as the family financial management counselor for Habitat For Humanity Choptank  (he is an Accredited Financial Counselor), two terms on the Advisory Board for Talbot County Department of Social Services, and a Past Exalted Ruler of Easton Elks Lodge 1622. He is currently the Commander of Delmarva Chapter 570, Military Order of the Purple Heart and a Life member of the VFW and Viet Nam Veterans of America. He is also fully trained in Critical Incident Stress Management Counseling. Mr Petze worships at St Pauls United Methodist Church in Cambridge, where he is a Lay Servant and has led Bible classes for many years. Fred and Sally live in Easton and share 4 children and 8 grandchildren.