FFD News & Events Archive

Training at MFRI

April 18, 2018 Events  No comments

Yesterday evening, members conducted live fire training at Maryland Fire Rescue Institute in Cresaptown, MD. The FFD was joined by Company 17 and Company 3.

Firefighters drilled on VEIS (vent, enter, isolate, search), forcible entry, and removing other hazards that we may encounter on emergencies. Multiple live fire evolutions were completed, focusing on fire attack, search and rescue, ladders, RIT, and ventilation.

We want to thank Shaft and Bedford Road for working with us and especially the MFRI instructors who made this evening possible!

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2018 FFD Line Officers

March 11, 2018 Events  No comments

Front Row L to R: Harry Foor, Apparatus Maintenence Engineer; Bryan Cosner Assistant Chief; Dale Bladen, Fire Chief; Joe Hoffman, Deputy Chief; Bill Price, Chief Engineer.

Back Row L to R: Brian Livingston and Robert Taylor Lieutenants; Phil Via, Communications Officer; Connor Woodring and Brian Long, Lieutenants.

Absent; Chris Wainwright, Captain/Training Officer.

 

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2018 FFD Administration Officers

March 11, 2018 Events  No comments

Front Row L to R: Dayne Lancaster, Treasurer; Dale Bladen Fire Chief; Gary Tummino, Business Manager; Bill Price, President; Ron Dugan, Vice President; Harry Foor, Chaplain; Emily Bladen Secretary.

Back Row L to R: Matt McMorran, Head Trustee/Public Information Officer; Robert Taylor, Joe Hoffman, Logan Harden, Tom Bevan, Trustees; Joe Brumage Financial Secretary

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Spring Craft Show at City Place

March 10, 2018 Events  No comments

FFD members manned the fire prevention table today during the spring craft show at City Place/Community Center. $700 was raised towards the new fire truck fund.

Special thanks to organizer Maxene Hetz, all of the vendors who participated and everyone who attended the event.

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Continued Training

February 21, 2018 Events  No comments

Yesterday evening, FFD members participated in an annual SCBA refresher.
Members practiced skills and techniques that could directly affect their chances of survival in fires, along with MAYDAY procedures, and assisting downed firefighters.
The FFD continues to train on many facets related to serving the city of Frostburg and surrounding communities.

 

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On This Day in FFD History

February 20, 2018 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

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On This Day in FFD History

February 19, 2018 Events  No comments

ON THIS DAY IN FROSTBURG/FFD HISTORY

Reprinted from the Cumberland Times-News. Thursday February 19, 1981

Runaway Truck Causes Death and Destruction

Yesterday’s tragedy which killed three and injured 18 persons on Frostburg’s narrow Main Street would have been of even more monumental proportions, says Lt. Robert R. Yinger of the Maryland State Police, had the runaway truck hit 20 yards either way or had the accident occurred 20 minutes earlier.

The accident occurred in the 100 block of East Main Street at 4:10 p.m. with the truck speed climbing as high as 80 mph, sideswiping 16 cars and one truck. The cab section of the truck crashed into Stoops’ Restaurant, the only building on the street says Lt. Yingler, which is a single building and not connected. It immediately burst

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FFD Firefighters Receive Promotion

February 16, 2018 Events  No comments

Frostburg Fire Department Fire Chief, Dale Bladen recently announced the line officer promotions of Firefighters Brian Livingston and Connor Woodring to the rank of Lieutenant.

Livingston is a four-year veteran of the department and Woodring, a third generation FFD member, is completing his seventh year.

Congratulations to you both!

OUR DEEDS OUR REWARD

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On This Day in FFD History

February 15, 2018 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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On This Day in FFD History

February 14, 2018 Events  No comments

On This Day In Frostburg History

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

Special in The New York Times, New York, NY 1904-02-15

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 HARRIS

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