FFD News & Events Archive

On This Day in Frostburg/FFD History

November 17, 2018 Events  No comments

On This Day in Frostburg/FFD History. Location; Across from Lucky's to the left of the telephone building. Former Parises Liquors.


Properties Were Owned By George H. Wittig Estate and Mrs. LaPorta

Frostburg November 17 – Three large frame buildings, housing six places of business and three families, were almost completely destroyed late last night by a fire with a loss estimated at approximately $40,000. Two of the buildings were owned by the George H. Wittig estate and the other was the property of Mrs. Anthony LaPorta.

The fire, which originated in the basement of the John D. Rees meat market, in one of the main business sections of the city, spread

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FFD Drill Night

October 16, 2018 Events  No comments

Crews practiced Aerial Device Operations during training on Tuesday evening. The goal was to stack a road cone suspended from the tip onto a cone placed about 100' from the truck as smoothly as possible. This drill teaches the precision required to place the aerial ladder quickly and safely during fireground operations.

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FFD Attends Autumn Glory Festival

October 12, 2018 Events  No comments

Engine 164 and the recently restored Hose Reel made an appearance at last night's Autumn Glory Parade in Oakland, MD. The crew spent the entire day getting both pieces shined up and ready, and their efforts paid off, bringing home a trophy for "Best Appearing Antique Apparatus - 25 Years or Older", and looking pretty sharp while doing it.

E164, our 1988 Seagrave, has attended countless Autumn Glory Festivals over the years, but sadly, this will likely be the last time she will see the parade as an in-service pumper. E164 is slated to be replaced by a 2019 Pierce Enforcer next summer!

This is the first, but certainly not the last, appearance of the Frostburg Fire Department's original Hose Reel after being restored in 2015.

Well done Gentleman!

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The Purchase of Engine 161

September 28, 2018 Events  No comments

It is finally happening after four years of research and design and your financial support, we are replacing our 1988 Pumper with a new, upgraded Engine; but we’re not there yet. Please continue to support the new engine fund with your tax-deductible donation, which helps us protect life, property and the environment in your community!

The old unit served us well for 30 years, but maintenance has become too costly to serve the community any longer. This new unit will help us continue the high level of service you have come to expect from your FFD volunteers. The new engine is a 2019 Pierce Enforcer, that seats up to eight emergency responders.

The cost of this unit is about $590,000! In addition to apparatus payments, your contribution helps us with essential tools and appliances

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Past Chief Hanson Travels to Mt. Fuji

July 25, 2018 Events  No comments

We have a U.S. flag that flew over the Capitol but our own Doug Hanson will be adding to our collection with one of our FFD patches that he took with him when he recently made it to the top of Mt. Fuji, Japan! Pretty cool.

Safe travels Chief Hanson!

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City of Frostburg’s Day Camp Field Trip to FFD

July 17, 2018 Events  No comments

Today, the FFD hosted City of Frostburg's Summer Day Camp for a field trip to our Price Station.

Campers reviewed fire safety, received a station tour, a glimpse of a life as a firefighter, and even got the opportunity to sit in the fire engine.

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Grant Street Detour

July 12, 2018 Events  No comments

Detours are currently in place on Grant Street and are expected to continue through November. The project is a City project which is part of the Combined Sewer Overflow Elimination effort, required by Court Order. New storm sewer, sanitary sewer, water lines, road surface, curb and gutter, and sidewalks will be completed along Grant Street and side streets as a result of the project. The project involves over $2 million in construction and is 92.5% grant funded through both the Maryland Department of the Environment and Maryland Department of Transportation - SHA.

Work started at the lower end of Grant Street near Blair Street and over the next 5 months, as work progresses, construction will move up Grant Street toward Main Street. Please follow the detour signs.

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FFD Sign Rental

June 1, 2018 Events  No comments


For all sign rental inquires, please call the FFD at 301.689.8444 and follow the prompts for sign rental. Or, email Sign Manager, Victoria Snyder at vsnyder@frostburgfd.com.

All rentals are first come first serve.

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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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