FFD News & Events Archive

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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On This Day in FFD History

March 10, 2017 Events  No comments

On This Day in FFD History

From the Cumberland Evening Times, Page 9 – Monday, March 10, 1975

INN FIRE CONTAINED
Quick action by the Frostburg Volunteer Fire department personnel saved the “Billy Goat Inn” from destruction today. The in is located on Big Savage Mountain, about two miles west of Frostburg. The first floor tavern was burned but booster tanks on trucks saved the second floor. Clarysville and Shaft volunteers were called for assistance. The origin of the fire was not immediately determined. The second floor was vacant. 

Frostburg fireman Enoch “Junie” Price is shown hosing down the timbers in the first floor tavern section.

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Length of Service Anniversary

February 27, 2017 Events  No comments

Please help us congratulate Joe Brumage on his "Length of Service" anniversary. Joe joined this great organization on February 27, 1990. Combined with his previous fire service with the Fairmont, WV VFD, Joe has 33+ years of providing dedicated service.

Over the years, Joe has performed thousands of man hours of training and service in an effort to continue the rich traditions of the FFD, including serving eight years as the Department’s President. He is currently serving as the Financial Secretary, Fire-Police Officer and an Assistant Chief with the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office Fire-Police.

On behalf of the entire Department and the citizens of Frostburg and surrounding areas, THANK YOU and happy 28th!!

OUR DEEDS OUR REWARD

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Length of Service Anniversary

February 26, 2017 Events  No comments

Please help us congratulate Jason Logsdon on his "Length of Service" anniversary. He joined this great organization on February 25, 2014. Jake is certified as a FFII/EMT and is currently a Lieutenant.

Over the years, Jake has performed hundreds of man hours of training and service in an effort to continue the rich traditions of the FFD.

On behalf of the entire Department and the citizens of Frostburg and surrounding areas, THANK YOU and happy 3rd!!

OUR DEEDS OUR REWARD

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On This Day in FFD History

February 19, 2017 Events  No comments

On This Day in FFD History

From the Cumberland Sunday Times, Page 27 February 20, 1972

SEASON’S WORST STORM BLASTS TRI-STATE AREA
Stranded Travelers Aided By Firemen

The Frostburg and Grantsville fire departments played host to over a hundred travelers who were stopped in that town yesterday because U.S. Route 40 was blocked at Long Stretch.
The Frostburg Fire Hall was made comfortable for about 75 persons as the firemen treated them to food, color television, pool games and cards.

The Allegany County Chapter of the American Red Cross delivered 10 cots with sheets and blankets for their nights sojourn.
The motorists were from eight states according to William Davis, Frostburg’s Police & Fire Commissioner. He had 25 firemen on duty all day yesterday helping the guests

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On This Day in FFD History

February 15, 2017 Events  No comments

On This Day In Frostburg/FFD History

The New York Times, New York, NY February 15, 1904

TWO PERSONS KILLED AND THIRTY SERIOUSLY INJURED IN ACCIDENT AT FROSTBURG, MD.

Cumberland, Md., Feb. 14. -- A trolley car on the Frostburg and Westernport Railway ran away on the grade at Grant Street, Frostburg, early this morning, jumped the track on a curve, and ran into a telegraph pole.

Two passengers, JOHN GOUGH, aged nineteen, of Midland, and J. J. ROSS of Lonaconing, were killed. At least thirty others were seriously injured, while only a few of the eighty on board escaped cuts from broken glass.

Among those who may die are MISS NORA DAVIS, Grahamtown, who sustained concussion of the brain; RICHARD HAWKINS, Grahamtown, whose skull was fractured; JOHN McDONALD of Lord; DANIEL

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Length of Service Anniversary

February 14, 2017 Events  No comments

Please help us congratulate Mike Shirley on his "Length of Service" anniversary. He joined our great organization on this date in 1967!

Mike has provided dedicated service and leadership and over the years, and performed thousands of man hours of training and service in an effort to continue the rich traditions of the FFD. He held numerous positions on both the administrative and line side, including President (1980 - ’82) and Assistant Fire Chief. Mike was named Firefighter of the Year in 1980.

Mike now becomes the freshman member of an exclusive fraternity for those FFD with 50+ years that includes; Emory Lancaster (59), Jimmy Dale Williams (56), Sam McCulloh (55), Pete Davis (54) John Rowe and (50).

Mike will receive a gold ribbon representing 50 years to be worn on his

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Length of Service Anniversary

February 14, 2017 Events  No comments

Please help us congratulate Joseph P. Hoffman on his "Length of Service" anniversary. Joe rejoined this great organization on February 14, 2012 after a brief break and with his previous FFD service, is celebrating seven years. Prior to joining the FFD, Joe also served with the Clarysville VFD.

Over the years, he has performed thousands of man hours of training, and dedicated service as both Line and Administrative Officer in an effort to continue the rich traditions of the FFD. Currently, Joe serves as an Assistant Fire Chief and a Trustee and was awarded the Fire Chief’s award in 2013.

On behalf of the entire Department and the citizens of Frostburg and surrounding areas, THANK YOU and happy 7th anniversary!!

OUR DEEDS OUR REWARD

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