FFD News & Events Archive

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!!

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On This Day in FFD History

February 14, 2017 Events  No comments

On This Day In FFD History - February 14, 2014

ONE DEAD IN FROSTBURG COLLEGE RENTAL HOUSE FIRE

Lateef Gazal, a senior and Business Administration major from Bowie, MD, was killed in the fire. He was a member of Delta Sigma Pi, the professional business fraternity; the Marketing Association, and the African Student Association.

MD Deputy State Fire Marshal, Oliver Alkire, said investigators were trying to determine the cause of the fire in the two-story home at 144 Bowery Street. The building was a complete loss, with the second floor partially collapsing into the first floor, Alkire said. The victim’s remains were found on the first floor, but may have fallen from the upstairs level when the second-floor collapsed, he said.

The blaze was called in by one of the home’s

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Length of Service Anniversary

February 13, 2017 Events  No comments

Please help us congratulate James P. "Mac" McFarland on his Length of Service anniversary. Mac joined this great organization on February 11, 1974.

Over the years, in an effort to continue the rich traditions of the FFD, Mac performed thousands of man hours of training and dedicated service as both a Line and Administrative Officer including: Treasurer, 1978-'82; Trustee, 1983-'86; Vice President,1989-'94 and Captain, 1982-'86.

On behalf of the entire Department and the citizens of Frostburg and surrounding areas, THANK YOU and happy 43rd anniversary!!

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On This Week in FFD History

February 13, 2017 Events  No comments

In This Week In FFD History

Reprinted from the Cumberland Evening Times, Wednesday, February 11, 1914. Page Seven, Column 2

FROSTBURG FIRE DEPARTMENT
The Chief and Assistant Chief of the Frostburg Fire Department are, respectively, Joseph Bone and Walter W. Wittig, and the former has just made known his selection of subsidiary officers, as follows:

Central Fire House – John D. Keller, Captain of chemical engine squad; George Lucus, Captain of 4-wheel reel squad; John T. Hart, Captain of hook and ladder squad and Thomas Griffith, Captain of the 2-wheel reel squad.

Bowery Street Hose House – Harry Fuller, Captain of reel squad and Theo. Sperry, Captain of hook and ladder squad.

Federal Hill Hose House – William Griffith, Captain.

Grant Street Hose House – Richard

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Length of Service Anniversary

February 10, 2017 Events  No comments

Please help us congratulate Nicholas D. Green on his FFD "Length of Service" anniversary. Nick joined this great organization on February 10, 2015 after serving four years with the Shaft Vol. Fire Department. He has shown that he has what it takes 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 2nd anniversary!!

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On This Day in FFD History

February 2, 2017 Events  No comments

February 2nd happens to be a bad day for “This Day In FFD/Frostburg History.” This will be the first of three posts today and ironically, two of the fires involved the same building 130 years apart.

NOTE: This was 18 months before the FFD was organized and six months prior to the fire that burned down half of the opposite side of Main Street and beyond. This same block, again burned to the ground in December of 1917. (Today’s Gianni’s and FSU store and previously Prichard's & G.C Murphy’s)

Reprinted from the Cumberland Times, Saturday, February 7, 1874 (Punctuation, grammar and spelling as it appeared)

DISASTROUS FIRE AT FROSTBURG

The citizens of our neighboring town of Frostburg were startled by the alarm of fire at about the hour of seven o’clock Monday morning. The

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Length of Service Anniversary

January 27, 2017 Events  No comments

Please help us congratulate Mack Schwarz on his first "Length of Service" anniversary. He joined this great organization on January 27th 2015.

Over the past year, Mack has performed hundreds of man hours of training and dedicated 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 2nd anniversary!!

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Length of Service Anniversaries

January 26, 2017 Events  No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please help us congratulate FFD members Sam Loff and Brett Weikert on their "Length of Service" anniversaries. Both are attending FSU and joined this great organization one year ago today!

During the past year, Sam and Brett have continuously served and trained 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 1st!!

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