FFD News & Events Archive

MSFA Convention

June 24, 2017 Events  No comments

FFD contingent attending the annual MD State Firemen's Association (MSFA) convention in Ocean City, MD, making their first stop after arriving in town at BJ's on the Water to visit locals Billy Carder and Frank Snyder.

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On This Day in FFD History

May 31, 2017 Events  No comments

ON THIS DAY IN FFD HISTORY

From the Cumberland Evening Times, Wednesday, May 31, 1961

Fireman, 2 Children Die

Barton Man Collapses on Rescue

Blaze Destroys Mobile Home in Frostburg.
A flaming house trailer in Frostburg claimed the lives of three persons today, including two young children who died shortly before noon in Minors Hospital, and a fireman who collapsed and died after helping one of the children from the blazing mobile home.

Victims of the tragic accident were Jeffrey Bullers, 2, and Douglas Bullers, his 14-month-old brother, who were rushed to the Minors after being carried from the house trailer. They were the children of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bowlers.

Declared dead on arrival at minors was James Elsworth Lamberson, 31, Fire Chief of the Barton Hose

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Joe Miller Passes FireFighter 1

May 17, 2017 Events  No comments

Congratulations to new firefighter Joe Miller for successfully passing MFRI FireFighter 1 Wednesday evening. Now Joe is upgraded to yellow, congrats!

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2017 FFD Annual Kid’s Fishing Rodeo

May 13, 2017 Events  No comments

The rain held off for this year's event but it was a bit chilly. A huge THANK YOU to the City of Frostburg and the MD Department of Natural Resources and the following sponsors for helping make this event possible! We could not do it without you! American Legion, Farraday Post 24 Auxiliary - Armstrong Insurance Agency - B&B Meats - Jessie Burriss - Charlies Motel - CSX - Dennis Delaney State Farm - Insurance - Durst Funeral Home - Michael J. Davis, CPA - Order of the Eastern Star Mt. Chapter No. 15 - Frostburg Rental & Sales - K of C Frostburg Council #1442 - Law Offices of Jayci Shaw Duncan - McKenzie Firewood - Paul McKenzie Excavation - Pepsi Cola - Mountain Lodge #99 A.F. & A.M. - John & Gail Ralston, Sr. - Rehab First, Inc. - Ritchie Trucking & Excavating - Salem

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Length of Service Anniversary

April 11, 2017 Events  No comments

Please help us congratulate Wes Foor on his "Length of Service" anniversary. Wes joined this great organization on April 11, 1978 and is celebrating 39 years of dedicated service.

Over the years, Wes has performed thousands of man hours of training and service in an effort to continue the rich traditions of the FFD. He continues his fire service with the Rawlings VFD (Co. 47) as a Chief Officer.

On behalf of the entire Department and the citizens of Frostburg and surrounding areas, THANK YOU and happy 39th!!

OUR DEEDS OUR REWARD

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Length of Service Anniversary

April 8, 2017 Events  No comments

Please help us congratulate Kenny Wilt on his "Length of Service" anniversary. Kenny joined this great organization on April 8, 1991 and is celebrating 26 years of dedicated service.

Over the years, Kenny has performed thousands of man hours of training and service in an effort to continue the rich traditions of the FFD. He received the "Firefighter of the Year" award in 1995 and is one of only four members to have received the "Fire Chief's Award" three times.

On behalf of the entire Department and the citizens of Frostburg and surrounding areas, THANK YOU and happy 26th!!
OUR DEEDS OUR REWARD

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Length of Service Anniversary

March 22, 2017 Events  No comments

Please help us congratulate Mike Moretti on his first FFD "Length of Service" anniversary. Mike joined this great organization on March 22, 2016 and he has shown that he has what it takes to continue the rich traditions of the FFD.

In his first year, Mike successfully passed the Maryland Fire Rescue Institute (MFRI) Firefighter I course and is currently enrolled in the MFRI Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) class.

On behalf of the entire Department and the citizens of Frostburg and surrounding areas, THANK YOU and happy 1st anniversary!!

OUR DEEDS OUR REWARD

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2017 Annual Anniversary Banquet

March 21, 2017 Events  No comments

This past Saturday, the FFD celebrated 139 years of service to the city of Frostburg and surrounding communities at our annual banquet.

The event was held at the Frostburg Community Center and a great dinner was provided by George Pappas and staff from Princess Restaurant catering. More than 115 guests were on hand including distinguished City, County, and State officials, neighboring fire department representatives, and FFD members and guests.

Emily Bladen emceed the event and awards were presented to the following.

Most Activities - Top 5

5th, Robert Taylor
4th, Nick Green
3rd, Brian Long
2nd, Joe Hoffman
1st, Doug Hanson

50 Years of Service

John Rowe
Mike Shirley

President's Award presented by Gary Tummino

Matt McMorran

Fire Chief's Award

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On This Day in FFD History

March 12, 2017 Events  No comments

On This Day in Frostburg/FFD History

A reprint from the Cumberland Evening Times, Front Page, March 12, 1925

FROSTBURG VISITED BY $350,000 FIRE

HITCHINS BROS. BIG DEPARTMENT STOR BUILDING AND CONTENTS ARE TOTALLY DESTROYED TODAY

Flames, Which Were Discovered By Night Patrolman Thomas Griffith Shortly After 5 O’clock, Spread With Such Rapidity That For a Time Entire Business Block Was Threatened.

DEFECTIVE WIRING IS BLAMED

One of the most disastrous fires that has visited Frostburg in recent years, totally destroyed the large three-story department store of Hitchins Brothers on East Main St. at 6 o'clock this morning with a total estimated loss at $350,000 in building and contents The fire was discovered at 5:10 o'clock by Officer Thomas Griffith who sent in an alarm.

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On This Day in FFD History

March 10, 2017 Events  No comments

Wednesday, March 10, 1999 - Jeff Alderton Times-News Staff Writer

Fire Guts Old Inn - The Clarysville structure dates back to 1807
CLARYSVILLE - An apparent accidental fire destroyed the 192-year-old Clarysville Inn early Wednesday and left a family of five who operated businesses there for the past four years homeless along with two other tenants.

``I've never been in this position before," said Tom Pecora, who operated the businesses at the Clarysville Inn since March 1995, when he and his family left behind a successful catering business in Baltimore for a new life in Allegany County.

Pecora sipped hot coffee and soup as he collected his thoughts, dressed in clothes given to him after he and his family escaped with only the clothes on their backs. They lost all of their

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