FFD News & Events Archive

On This Day in Frostburg/FFD History

November 23, 2019 Events  No comments

On This Day In Frostburg History.

The below is courtesy of Steve Colby. It is lengthy but very detailed and interesting!

While researching vintage photographs of tornado damage in Frostburg, MD, Bob Lemmert came across the following information on the NOAA website:

November 23, 1891 at about 1000 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck Frostburg. The damage path statistics are unknown. Deaths and injuries are also unknown. The tornado touched down in the Consol area near the present day armory. It followed Water Street (northward) before shifting east down Main street near St. Michael's Catholic Church. It moved through the heart of Frostburg and down to Depot Hill. Buildings were destroyed, roofs lifted, chimneys downed and windows shattered. A horse and wagon was blown 50 yards, a full

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E161 Makes Maiden Run

November 21, 2019 CallsEvents  No comments

E161 crew pictured (L-R) Firefighter John Fore, Firefighter Brett Weikert, Chief Joe Hoffman, Firefighter Doug Hanson.

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E161 Officially Placed in Service

November 20, 2019 Events  No comments

Out w/ the old and in with the new! Last night at 2100 hours, Fire Chief Hoffman advised EOC that after 32 years of dedicated service, E164 was being taken OOS and placed in retirement. Additionally he announced that E161 was In Service at Station 1!

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On This Day in Frostburg/FFD History

November 20, 2019 Events  No comments


November 20, 1936 - The four-story Frostburg Opera House at the corner of Main and Depot Streets (Fat Boys Pizza today) is destroyed by an intense fire and burns to a shell. Said to have been a spectacular fire, fed by grain stored in the basement and huge virgin white pine girders, melts the copper roof providing a fireworks-like display lasting most of the night. Lemmert Bros. Garage and four homes are damaged by flying embers. Estimated losses are $70,000 and the cause of the fire, though never proven, was thought to be arson.

This fire was just four days after the Wittig and Laporta block on Main Street was partially destroyed by fire.

The following was entered into the FFD minutes on 24 NOV 1936.

Chief Bernard Hughes reported two

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Recognizing National Fallen Firefighter’s Day

October 6, 2019 Events  No comments

Members of the FFD participating in our annual church service recognizing National Fallen Firefighter’s day.


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FFD Completes Training in Acquired Structure

September 29, 2019 Events  No comments

The FFD, under supervision of Assistant Fire Chief/Training Officer, Chris Wainwright, conducted training today and concentrated on effective “primary victim search” utilizing a Thermal Imaging Camera (TIC) in heavy smoke conditions. Joining the training were members from neighboring Automatic Aid departments Mt. Savage (15) and Midland (18).

Special thanks to Frostburg State University (FSU) and Director of Facilities, Bob Boyce. Director Boyce allowed us to train numerous times at the Braddock Road location, prior to the structure being raised.

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Frostburg Offers Specialty Truck Company Training

September 8, 2019 Events  No comments

For those of you who have been waiting; the time has come!

Join us for two days of intense Truck Company training with amazing instructors using multiple residential & commercial buildings. It's training you want on your resume!

Only 40 spots are being offered and 15 have been reserved in the last 30 minutes! Get them while you can!

Click below for details.

Frostburg Truck Company Operations

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Member’s Attending This Year’s FSU Block Party

September 5, 2019 Events  No comments

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Scheduled Street Closure for Training

July 25, 2019 Events  No comments


The Frostburg Fire Department (FFD), in an effort to continue to train and improve our skills to better protect life & property, will be conducting live training to simulate day/night conditions at 158-160 and 162 Maple Street, this Sunday, July 28th, from 10:00am to 5:00pm & Tuesday, July 30th from 5:00 to 10:00pm.

A huge THANK YOU to Darren Howell, CEO of Creative Property Management, who owns the properties and is allowing us to train in them until the buildings are torn down at the end of August.

Maple Street between College Avenue & Charles Street will be closed to traffic and we are requesting that you refrain from parking in that area to leave room for fire apparatus to operate unimpeded. We will be closing the sidewalks as well.

A reminder to

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ATTENTION – New Traffic Pattern

July 23, 2019 Events  No comments

There is a new 3-way Stop Sign on South Water at Ormand Street. Please use caution.

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