FFD News & Events Archive

Steve Pope

September 30, 2017 Events  No comments

It is with deep regret that we announce the sad news of our friend Steve Pope passing away. Steve's illness came on suddenly in July which surprised all who knew him. Sadly the cancer spread quickly and he was unable to recover.

Below, is a brief overview of how the FFD and I became friends with Steve and recipients of a piece of our heritage.

The Frostburg Fire Department was organized in 1875 following a devastating fire that burned half of the downtown business district to include 40 buildings. Officially, the Frostburg Fire Department, No. 1 (FFD) was chartered on March 18, 1878. The department at one time had four fire houses around the town, which housed seven hand-drawn hose reels. Following the purchase of our first few motorized apparatus in 1916 and 1922, the hand reels

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FSU Public Safety Appreciation

September 9, 2017 Events  No comments

Frostburg State University (FSU) acknowledged area first responders during today’s football game and invited us up to press box for some great food and conversation.

L to R: FFD Executive Officer/PIO, Matt McMorran; FFD President, John Jarvis; FSU President, Ron Nowaczyk, FSU VP University Advancement, John Short; FFD Chaplain, Harry Foor and FFD VP/Chief Engineer, Bill Price.

Thanks to Ron, John and the rest of the FSU staff for the hospitality!

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Newest EMT’s

September 8, 2017 Events  No comments

Congratulations to these two FFD members for successfully passing the 165 hour Maryland Fire Rescue Institute (MFRI) Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) and subsequent testing to gain National Registry EMT (NREMT) status. Firefighters Brett Weikert and John Fore (L to R) are now official Maryland Emergency Medical Technicians certified by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS).

Both Brett and John are serving the FFD while they are full-time students at Frostburg State University (FSU). Their dedication and devotion to the department and the Frostburg community is greatly appreciated!

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FSU Block Party

September 6, 2017 Events  No comments

Chief 16, TK16 and E164 crews were on hand for last night's FSU Block Party on Main Street. Started off a little wet but the rains passed through and it turned out to be a great night!

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Cruisin’ Main Street Stand-by

August 31, 2017 Events  No comments

Fire Chief and E164 crew on stand by duty at last night's Cruisin' Main Street Frostburg

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FSU Fireworks Stand-by

August 31, 2017 Events  No comments

E164 was on stand by at the launch site for last night's firework display following FSU's home opener!

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Thank You!

August 29, 2017 Events  No comments

Engine and Truck Company crews utilized the Maryland Fire Rescue Institute (MFRI) training facility in Cresaptown last night to review a new standpipe pack deployment evolution.

When returning to quarters, we stopped at Livvy’s and the young lady working the window informed crews that the gentlemen getting in his car picked up our tab. We had an opportunity to thank him before he left but after thanking us for our service to the community, the only thing he said was that he was from Clear Spring and was up visiting his son who is a recent FSU grad and now works at ATK!

Thanks again Mr. Clear Spring!

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Cruisin’ Main Street

August 28, 2017 Events  No comments

Apparatus and crews from the FFD will be on hand, so please stop by and say hello. Or if you are interested in joining our great organization, you can pick up an application. While we need volunteers, please, only those serious about protecting life, property and the environment to the citizens of Frostburg and surrounding areas need apply.

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School Bus Roadway Safety

August 27, 2017 Events  No comments

With kids returning to school, be sure to understand safety precautions regarding school buses on the roadways!

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Fifty Shades of Frostburg

August 24, 2017 Events  No comments

Thanks to King Rippy and all who purchased FSOF t-shirts. A check for $250 came in the mail yesterday, which adds to the thousands that Paul has already sent our way. We couldn't operate without donations, so THANK YOU!

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