FFD News & Events Archive

Length of Service Anniversaries

April 28, 2014 Events  No comments

Please help us congratulate Nevin Montana and Tom Bevan on their "Length of Service" anniversaries. Nevin joined this great organization on April 28, 1981 and Tom in 2009. Tom is credited with an additional five years of previous service from serving with both Eastern Garrett County and Shaft FD’s.

Throughout the years, both have provided dedicated service and leadership as both administrative and fire line officers. Nevin served as President in 1986 & ’87 and Tom currently serves as a Lieutenant and Trustee. Both have performed thousands of man hours of training and service in an effort to continue the rich traditions of the FFD.

On behalf of the entire Department and the citizens of Frostburg and surrounding areas, THANK YOU and happy 33rd and 10th!!

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Passing of FFD Spouse, Joyce A. Race

April 23, 2014 Events  No comments

It is with regret and deep sadness that we announce the passing of Joyce A. Race, 62, who passed away Tuesday, April 22, at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.

Joyce was married to FFD firefighter (Past Fire Chief) Bob "Newt" Race.

Please keep the entire Race family in your thoughts and prayers.

Born June 13, 1951 in Avilton, she is the daughter of the late Forrest W. and Genevive (Dickel) Railey. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a sister, Donna Rosenberger.

Joyce had held employment with Allegany County Housing Authority and Hilltop Fruit Market. She was very active with volunteer work involving the Greater Federation of Women’s Club (GFWC), where she was currently the Presidents Assistant till her term end in 2016, and had also worked with the

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Length of Service Anniversary

April 11, 2014 Events  No comments

Please help us congratulate Wes Foor on his "Length of Service" anniversary. Wes joined this great organization on April 11, 1978 and throughout the years, provided dedicated service and leadership as both an administrative and fire line officer.

Over the years, Wes has performed thousands of man hours of training and service in an effort to continue the rich traditions of the FFD. Wes now lives in Rawlings where he is currently the Deputy Fire Chief of the Rawlings VFD.

On behalf of the entire Department and the citizens of Frostburg, Rawlings and surrounding areas, THANK YOU and happy 36th!!

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Passing of FFD Brother, William R. Davis

April 11, 2014 Events  No comments

It is with regret and deep sadness that we report the passing of Frostburg Fire Department Brother William R. (Bill) Davis.Bill joined the FFD on February 24, 1963 serving with pride for 51 years. He held just about every rank including Assistant Chief. Bill was awarded the Firefighter of the Year award in 1974 and he also served the City of Frostburg as the Police-Fire Commissioner and later as the Mayor.Our thoughts and prayers are with his son William R. (Buzz) Davis, also a FFD life-member and the entire family.

The viewing will be Sunday from 2:00 – 4:00 pm and 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Durst Funeral Home on Frost Avenue in Frostburg.

A church service will be held on Monday at the Methodist Church on West Main Street in Frostburg from11:00 am – 12:00 pm followed by grave side services.

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Throwback Thursday

March 27, 2014 Events  No comments

OLD SCHOOL! We believe this to be very early ‘80’s?
Known:
• Full crew of eight responding. (Two in the front seat, two in the buckets and four on the back step) Can’t tell in this picture but it could be nine if there was a third person in the front seat, which was often the case.
• It’s definitely Engine 3 (later E16-13) that we purchased from Takoma Park, MD because it has the after-market “Mattydale” compartment.
• Probably March because there is snow on the ground and Easter candy is being advertised!
• The firefighter on the rear-step (far left) in the yellow bunker pants (#71) is Ron Dugan. Next to him (#72) is Doug “Pele” Hanson. If those two are riding the back step and not officers, it has to be early ‘80’s!
• The firefighter in the street-side bucket (#47) is Bobby Dugan.

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Length of Service Anniversary

March 23, 2014 Events  No comments

Please help us congratulate Matt Briskey on his "Length of Service" anniversary. Matt joined this great organization on March 24, 2008 and combined with five years of previous fire service is celebrating 11 years of providing dedicated service and leadership. Matt has served as both an administrative and fire line officer, including his current role as a Captain. He is also a certified Maryland Fire Rescue Institute (MFRI) instructor.

Over the years, Matt has performed thousands of man hours of training and service in an effort to continue the rich traditions of the FFD.

On behalf of the entire Department and the citizens of Frostburg and surrounding areas, THANK YOU and happy 11th!!

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Shamrock Shuffle

March 15, 2014 Events  No comments

Some of FFD's finest support the annual Frostburg Shamrock Shuffle

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FFD 136th Anniversary Awards Banquet

March 15, 2014 Events  No comments

The Frostburg Fire Department No. 1 recently celebrated their 136th anniversary with an annual awards banquet held at the Mt. Savage VFD banquet hall on March 15th. The event was emcee’d by FFD Vice President, Ron Dugan.

The top award for the 2013 Firefighter of the Year was presented to Assistant Fire Chief, M. Dale Bladen and Firefighter J. Matthew McMorran II. The award is decided by a committee that consists of the previous 3 years recipients.

Other awards included the Fire Chief’s Award, which was given to Lieutenant Joe Hoffman and the President’s Award recipient was Harry Foor. A 50 year “Length of Service” plaque was accepted for William “Chick” Hawkins. Rounding out the awards were Top Responders, Rich Atkinson and runner up Bill Price.

Shown left to right are: Bill

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Length of Service Anniversary

March 13, 2014 Events  No comments

Please help us congratulate Ted "Tadpole" King on his "Length of Service" anniversary.

Ted joined the FFD on March 13, 2012 and over the years, has performed thousands of man hours of training and service in an effort to continue the rich traditions of the FFD.

Ted also volunteers in Montgomery County at Station 15 (Burtonsville)

On behalf of the entire Department and the citizens of Frostburg and surrounding areas, THANK YOU and happy 2nd anniversary.

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FFD Life Member, Emory D. Lancaster Recognized

March 11, 2014 Events  No comments

The Officers and Members of the Frostburg Fire Department (FFD) take great pleasure in announcing that at last year’s Maryland State Firemen’s Association (MSFA) 121st annual convention, FFD Life Member, Emory D. Lancaster was recognized by his peers as being nominated for the Marberry F. Gates Award.Emory joined the FFD on October 22, 1957 and has faithfully served the Department, City and surrounding communities continuously for more than 56 years. He is the oldest surviving member of the Department and has served more years than any other member.

During his volunteer fire service career he attended numerous fire training courses offered through the Maryland Fire Rescue Institute (MFRI) and served as a FFD Fire Captain, Assistant Chief and Trustee. Emory also served on numerous

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