FFD News & Events Archive

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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On This Day in FFD History

February 1, 2018 Events  No comments

February 1 and 2 happens to be bad 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 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 alarm proved only

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Passing of FFD Member, Rex Leese

January 25, 2018 Events  No comments

It is with regret and deep sadness that we report the passing of Frostburg Fire Department Brother Rex D. Leese.

Rex joined the FFD on May 27, 1975 serving with pride for 43 years. He was a certified Apparatus Operator throughout his FFD career.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Rex and his family.

The Frostburg Fire Department will hold a Memorial Service at 7:00 pm on Monday, January 29th at Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Avenue, Frostburg

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On This Day in Frostburg/FFD History

December 7, 2017 Events  No comments

ON THIS DAY IN FROSTBURG/FFD HISTORY

A reprint from the Cumberland Times Friday, December 7, 1928

FROSTBURG HAS $11,000 EARLY MORNING BLAZE THAT GAVE LOT OF THRILLS

Two Children Carried From Blazing Standish Mansion, a Landmark, Which Is Gutted - Another Family Barely Escapes Suffocation - Woman Loses Bonds.
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Frostburg, MD., Dec. 7-- Fire of unknown origin blazing through the roof of the Standish mansion, one of Frostburg’s oldest landmarks, one hour and 15 minutes after midnight, brought the clanging of fire bells awakening the residents of Standish Street to view one of the most destructive blazes in residential districts of the city for many years. The Standish mansion, a portion of which was

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