FFD News & Events Archive

Frostburg State Assists with Recruitment Video

April 19, 2019 Events  No comments

The FFD is working with Dr. John Lombardi; Professor of Mass Communication, FSU and his staff on a recruitment video. This week they are wrapping up interviews and will start accompanying us on calls and capturing other footage. Final product should be finished in June!

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Final Graphics for E161

April 18, 2019 Events  No comments

We are now releasing the official final graphics for our NEW E161, which is currently being manufactured by Pierce in Appleton, WI.

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Fifty Shades of Frostburg 5K

April 13, 2019 Events  No comments

FFD out this morning supporting the runners and volunteers participating in the 3rd annual Shadder 5k.

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Passing of Brother, Ed George

April 12, 2019 Events  No comments

It is with regret and deep sadness that we report the passing of Frostburg Fire Department Brother Edward W. (Ed) George.

Ed joined the FFD on November 26, 1974 serving with pride for 44+ years. He served as the department’s Treasurer for many years and was bestowed the Firefighter of the Year award in 1989.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Jean, son Taylor, daughter Kathryn and their entire family.

Family and friends will be received at Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Avenue, Frostburg on Saturday, April 13 from 4 to 7 pm. The Frostburg Fire Department will hold a Memorial Service at 6:30pm.

A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm with Minister Steven Hershberger officiating. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial

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Long-Term Road Closure Reminder

April 2, 2019 Events  No comments

A reminder to plan accordingly to navigate the upcoming road closure.

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Local Frostburg Business Continues Generous Donations

March 20, 2019 Events  No comments

Local business, Hamilton Relay, again donates!

FFD Assistant Fire Chief/PIO, Matt McMorran is shown receiving a $500 check from Hamilton Relay Center Manager, Donte Bibbins.

Hamilton Relay consistently provides financially in an effort for the FFD to continue with our mission of, "protecting life, property and the environment to the citizens of Frostburg and surrounding areas.

We couldn't do it without local businesses like Hamilton Relay and we sincerely appreciate their help," said FFD President Bill Price.

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Funeral for Firefighter McAlpine

March 19, 2019 Events  No comments

Members of the FFD participated in yesterday's funeral procession for Goodwill VFD, Brother Alex “Cue” McAlpine.


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FFD 141st Annual Appreciation and Awards Banquet

March 18, 2019 Events  No comments

The FFD held our annual anniversary and awards banquet last night celebrating 141 years and honoring numerous members for their efforts in 2018.

Firefighter of the Year - Dayne Lancaster
Chief's Award - Chris Wainwright
President's Award - Gary Tummino
Top Five Most Activities;
1st - Bill Price
2nd - Bobby Dugan
3rd - Dayne Lancaster
4th - Bobby Pattison
5th - Doug Hanson

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Funeral for Chief Winters

March 16, 2019 Events  No comments

FFD members with Truck 16 representing and paying respects during last week's funeral for Chief Winters.

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On This Day in FFD History

March 10, 2019 Events  No comments


Wednesday, March 10, 1999 - Jeff Alderton Times-News Staff Writer

Fire Guts Old Inn - The Clarysville structure dates back to 1807

FROSTBURG - An apparent accidental fire destroyed the 192-year-old Clarysville Inn early Wednesday and left a family of five who operated businesses there for the past four years homeless along with two other tenants.

``I've never been in this position before," said Tom Pecora, who operated the businesses at the Clarysville Inn since March 1995, when he and his family left behind a successful catering business in Baltimore for a new life in Allegany County.

Pecora sipped hot coffee and soup as he collected his thoughts, dressed in clothes given to him after he and his family escaped with only the clothes on their

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