FFD News & Events Archive

Phi Mu Delta (ΦΜΔ) helps FFD & City

February 19, 2021 Events  No comments

In Frostburg, during the winter months, the issue of buried fire hydrants is cause for lack of sleep for the local fire chief.  “When we receive any significant amount of snow, with nearly 500 hydrants in our first due area of responsibility, it’s a struggle to keep them cleared.” said Frostburg Fire Department (FFD), Fire Chief Matt McMorran.  “If a hydrant is buried upon our arrival, crews must take time to shovel out a path to and around the hydrant, to connect supply lines.  If there is a fire, that effort takes away from firefighting and possible life saving efforts.”

With that many hydrants in the FFD’s first due area of responsibility, the task is overwhelming for the volunteer firefighters and city employees.  While the FFD, as well as the City of Frostburg,

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Elks Donate

February 6, 2021 Events  No comments

The Frostburg Elks Lodge #470 recently applied for and received three grants from the Elks National Foundation Community Investment Program. This year the Foundation allocated $14.6 million to fund 4,000 grants to local lodges to support projects in their communities.  Frostburg Lodge chose the Frostburg Fire Department (FFD) to receive $1,500 of a $2,500 Gratitude Grant and were approved to combine a Beacon Grant and a Spotlight Grant totaling $5,500.

The $7,000 will be used by the FFD to help offset the cost of purchasing 28 Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) to replace current units which have reached their end-of-service life.

“On behalf of all FFD members we are extremely grateful for the generous donation to help us continue to protect life, property, and environment for

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$2,000 Cash Raffle (75446) Launched

January 30, 2021 Events  No comments


The Frostburg Fire Department is excited to announce the debut of our online fundraising store. Like many other community service organizations, the FFD has taken a financial hit in 2020.

Our first community fundraising project will be an all cash raffle. Tickets can be purchased for $10 each, with a grand prize of $2,000 going to the winner by clicking the link below.

The winner will be announced live on Facebook when all tickets have been sold.

Checkout.Square.Site

Legal disclaimer: The Frostburg Fire Department is authorized to conduct and operate online gaming within Allegany County, Maryland in accordance with Chapter 333-1-B-1 of the Allegany County Code, as promulgated by the Allegany County Commissioners, and administered by Allegany County DES Director

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Sign Rental

January 20, 2021 Events  No comments

Due to the lack of interest in sign rental and the fact that the current sign board at the East Main Street station is in a state of disrepair, effective immediately, the sign is no longer available to the general public. It will only be used for safety messages. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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On This Day in FFD History

January 14, 2021 Events  No comments

On This Day In Frostburg Fire History, One Of The Largest Downtown Fires Occurred!

Re-printed from the Cumberland Sunday Times, Page 25 January 14, 1973

EIGHT BUSINESS PLACES GUTTED OR DAMAGED IN FROSTBURG BLAZE; RESIDENTS EVACUATED

Main Street Bakery, Shoe, Clothing Stores Destroyed

A fire which raged for nearly four hours before being brought under control, destroyed three Frostburg Main Street business places, damaged another and caused smoke or water damage in four others yesterday. Residents residing above the properties were evacuated and none was injured.

More than 170 firemen from 10 companies battled the blaze and three firemen were injured or suffered smoke inhalation. Anthony Wayne Sullivan, of Shaft Volunteer Fire Company, was treated at

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On This Day in FFD History

January 7, 2021 Events  No comments


This is a fire that we have never published before. It is a LENGHTY read but enjoyable.

On This Day in FFD/Frostburg History (Friday, January 7, 1927) the St. Cloud Hotel and Lemmert’s Garage Burned and Many Cars Destroyed.

Reprinted from the Cumberland Times, Thursday, January 13, 1927

FIRE TAKES HEAVY TOLL IN FROSTBURG
It is estimated that the loss caused by fire which destroyed the St. Cloud Hotel and Lemmert’s Garage, at Frostburg, Md., last Friday morning, will amount to $110,000. Nearly half of this loss was in valuable motor cars and their contents, all of which were completely destroyed by the flames.

Fire Started in Garage
The fire originated somewhere beneath Lemmert’s Garage in the rear. Conrad Weibrecht, a night watchman at the Consolidation Coal

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On This Day in FFD History

January 2, 2021 Events  No comments


ON THIS DAY IN FFD/FROSTBURG HISTORY

Reprinted from the Cumberland Evening Times, Page 19 – Thursday, January 2, 1975

Frostburg K of C gutted

ONE INJURED, SMOKE FELLS TWO OTHERS

Fire gutted the Frostburg Knights of Columbus building, 117 East Main St., yesterday about 9:30PM.

Five fire companies and the LaVale Volunteer Rescue Squad truck responded to the alarm turned in by Enoch Price, a fireman, who was passing by the building in his car and noticed smoke. He summoned the Frostburg volunteer fire company. Firemen were at a dinner in the police station and arrived at the scene within minutes, but it was reported the fire already had blazed into the ceiling of the two-story, brick building, which was gutted.

Three firms on the ground floor-Quinn’s floor

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E164 Departs Frostburg, Headed to New Home

January 25, 2020 Events  No comments

Frostburg Fire Department Fire Chief, Matt McMorran handed over E164 (Originally Engine 16-14) today to new owner William Bixby of Westerville, OH.

Chief McMorran was present when the unit backed in the former Station 1 for the first time in '88 and like many current and former FFD members, spent many years responding to calls on it. E164 is a 1988 Seagrave Pumper that was replaced last fall after 32 years of faithful service with the new E161.

Mr Bixby plans to keep the unit as it sits today and show it in regional shows & musters in and around Columbus, OH.

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On This Day in Frostburg/FFD History

January 13, 2020 Events  No comments

n This Day In Frostburg Fire History, One Of The Largest Downtown Fires Occurred!

Re-printed from the Cumberland Sunday Times, Page 25 January 14, 1973

EIGHT BUSINESS PLACES GUTTED OR DAMAGED IN FROSTBURG BLAZE; RESIDENTS EVACUATED

Main Street Bakery, Shoe, Clothing Stores Destroyed
A fire which raged for nearly four hours before being brought under control, destroyed three Frostburg Main Street business places, damaged another and caused smoke or water damage in four others yesterday. Residents residing above the properties were evacuated and none was injured.

More than 170 firemen from 10 companies battled the blaze and three firemen were injured or suffered smoke inhalation. Anthony Wayne Sullivan, of shaft volunteer fire company, was treated at Frostburg community

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FFD Hydrant Clearing Initiative

January 3, 2020 Events  No comments

Frostburg Fire Department to Launch Hydrant Clearing Initiative

At last month’s Frostburg City Council meeting, Frostburg Fire Department (FFD) Assistant Fire Chief & Public Information Officer Matt McMorran, announced the launch of the “Adopt-A-Hydrant” program.

With nearly 500 fire hydrants in the FFD’s “first-due” area, McMorran stated that the FFD volunteers cannot possibly keep all the hydrants cleared of snow. “Neighbors can assist by signing up for the program, taking ownership of a fire hydrant, and keeping a three-foot cleared area. This will save time for firefighters in the event of an emergency.” McMorran added, “Fire double in size every 30 seconds and the average fire engine only carries several minutes worth of water to fight a fire. Having hydrants cleared

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