FFD News & Events Archive

Length of Service Anniversaries

December 28, 2013 Events  No comments

Please help us congratulate Jim Kucharczyk and Brady Harden on their "Length of Service" anniversaries. Both joined this great organization on December 28, 1982 and 2010 respectively.

Over the years, both have performed thousands of man hours of training and dedicated service in an effort to continue the rich traditions of the FFD. Brady currently serves as a Lieutenant.

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

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Length of Service Anniversary

December 27, 2013 Events  No comments

Well, well, well. Look who made it! Congratulations to Jared Hovatter on completing his rookie year with the FFD. Jared joined this great organization on this day last year and continues to carry on our traditions.

Keep up the good work Jared and thanks for your service to your community!

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Length of Service Anniversary

December 26, 2013 Events  No comments

Please help us congratulate Erik Phillips on his "Length of Service" anniversary. He joined this great organization on December 26, 1994 and currently serves the Department as the Deputy Fire Chief.

Over the years, Erik has performed tens of thousands of man hours of training and dedicated 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 19th anniversary!!

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On this day in Frostburg / FFD History (The City’s 2nd Largest Fire ever!)

December 14, 2013 Events  No comments

A reprint from the Cumberland Times Friday, December 14, 1917

FROSTBURG BUSINESS BLOCK LAID WASTE BY STUBBORN BLAZE; CONEY AND CUMBERLAND FIREMEN CALLED

Seven Buildings Totaling Loss Of $150,000 Destroyed – Stiff Gale Balks Firemen Who Fought For Four Hours – Frostburg Department Handicapped, New Auto engine of Cumberland And Coney Firefighters Save Town From Devastation.

FROSTBURG, Dec. 14 – A fire, doing an estimated damage of $150,000, broke out this morning about 5 o’clock from the Shea building, this place, and before it was extinguished burned seven buildings to the ground.  The destroyed buildings were: Shea building and a double block residence and average on same lot; the building occupied as store and residence by the Frostburg Furniture Co. and a warehouse and

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Length of Service Anniversary

December 13, 2013 Events  No comments

Please help us congratulate Bill Price on his "Length of Service" anniversary. He joined this great organization on December 12, 1972 and currently serves the department as the Head Trustee and Chief Engineer.

Over the years, Bill has performed tens of thousands of man hours of training and dedicated 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 41st anniversary!!

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Retirement and Next Endeavor

December 10, 2013 Events  No comments

Please help us congratulate former FFD member and current honorary member, Tim Diehl on his retirement (31 DEC 2013) from the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS) and on his newest endeavor with the City of Rockville.

Tim’s title with the City of Rockville will be the Supervisor of Building Code and Permits, which will also carry the title of Fire Marshal for the city.

Tim served with the Frostburg Fire Department (FFD) from 1985 to 1999 where he rose through the ranks to Assistant Fire Chief. He headed for the Howard Fire Academy in 1990, where he graduated at the top of Recruit Class 7. He was “pinned” at the graduation ceremony by FFD Senior Officers, Gary Tummino and Ron Dugan.

Tim worked the next ten years at the following stations: Station 10

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Future FFD Members!

December 9, 2013 Events  No comments

It looks like there may be a little competition in the works for future Fire Chief; even though these guys may have to wait just a few years. Wesley Matthew Hardy (Left) has his sights on being a 4th generation FFD member (Great-Grandfather, Jim McMorran; Great-Uncle, Matt McMorran and Uncle, Connor Woodring) while Jackson Rhone Riviere (Right), is hoping to fill his Father’s boots.  (Honorary FFD member, "Big Jim" Riviere)  Jim is still serving the department from Prince Frederick, MD as the FFD web master extraordinaire!

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2013 Christmas Parade

December 8, 2013 Events  No comments

FFD Members participating in Saturday's Christmas Parade. L to R: Phil Via, Arun Pant, Ted "Tadpole" King, Connor Woodring, Zak Hromanik, Brie Lyons, Dale Bladen, Harry Foor, Kelly Frye, Bill Price, Sam McCulloh, Gary Beachy.  Units in the procession were T16, SQ16, and E164.

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Length of Service Anniversary

December 8, 2013 Events  No comments

Please help us congratulate Harold Bittner on his "Length of Service" anniversary.

Harold Joined this great organization on December 8, 1970 and over the years, proudly served the department 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 43rd anniversary!!

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Memory Lane

December 6, 2013 Events  No comments

It's throwback Friday. The FFD Seagrave fleet! Circa 1981

L to R;
E-1, 1973 PB-Series, 1,000 GPM/500 Gallon Pumper
T-16, 1981 100' Rearmount Stick
E-2, 1961 Class A, KB-Series 1000 GPM/300 Gallon Pumper
E-3, 1960 (Purchased used in '77 from Takoma Park, MD) KB-Series 1000 GPM/300 Gallon Pumper

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