FFD News & Events Archive

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.

OUR DEEDS OUR REWARD

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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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Snow16

February 27, 2014 Events  No comments

Lieutenant Joe Hoffman is shown responding on Snow16 for the barn fire.  Most members didn't even know we had a snow machine.

 

 

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FFD Training

February 18, 2014 Events  No comments

FFD Training Officer, Doug Hanson had more than 40 attendees at tonight's "Fire Behavior" department drill.

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On This Day In Frostburg/FFD History (One of the Town’s Worse Incidents!)

February 18, 2014 Events  No comments

Reprinted from the Cumberland Times-News.  Thursday February 19, 1981

Runaway Truck Causes Death and Destruction

Yesterday’s tragedy which killed three and injured 18 persons on Frostburg’s narrow Main Street would have been of even more monumental proportions, says Lt. Robert R. Yinger of the Maryland State Police, had the runaway truck hit 20 yards either way or had the accident occurred 20 minutes earlier.

The accident occurred in the 100 block of East Main Street at 4:10 p.m. with the truck speed climbing as high as 80 mph, sideswiping 16 cars and one truck.  The cab section of the truck crashed into Stoops’ Restaurant, the only building on the street says Lt. Yingler, which is a single building and not connected.  It immediately burst into flames.  The trailer section,

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14 FEB 2014 – Length of Service Anniversaries

February 15, 2014 Events  No comments

Please help us congratulate the below members on their "Length of Service" anniversaries.

E. Michael Shirley (FEB 14, 1967 - 47 years of service)
Joseph P. Hoffman (FEB, 14 2007- 7 years of service)

Over the years, both have performed thousands of man hours of training and service in an effort to continue the rich traditions of the FFD and served on both the Administrative and Line side as officers.

Mike has held both Administrative and Line positions as the President of the Department and Assistant Fire Chief. Mike was also the Firefighter of the Year in 1980.

Joe too has held both Administrative and Line positions as he is currently pulling double duty as a Department Trustee and a Lieutenant.

On behalf of the entire Department and the citizens of Frostburg and

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Throwback Thursday

February 13, 2014 Events  No comments

Standing L – R: Chris Ringler, Travis Wilt, Chris Wainwright, Darren Diaz, Mike Kucharczyk, Matt Sweitzer, Donnie Sweitzer, Jim Riviere, Jay Dudley & Erik Phillips
Kneeling L – R: Dick Fuller, Sr., Justin Adams, Harry Foor, Don Dickel & Jimmy Wolford
Sitting L – R: Justin Alpert, and Tina Benade

That picture was taken at Frostburg Heights following a training drill.  Circa 2003.

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Length of Service Anniversary

January 26, 2014 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 20th anniversary!!

OUR DEEDS OUR REWARD

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On This Day In Frostburg Fire History, One Of The Largest Downtown Fires Occurred!

January 13, 2014 Events  No comments

Re-printed from the Cumberland Sunday Times, Page 25 January 14, 1973

EIGHT BUSINESS PLACES GUTTED OR DAMAGED IN FROSTBURG BLAZE; RESIDENTS EVACUATED

Main Street Bakery, Shoe, Clothing Stores Destroyed

A fire which raged for nearly four hours before being brought under control, destroyed three Frostburg Main Street business places, damaged another and caused smoke or water damage in four others yesterday.  Residents residing above the properties were evacuated and none was injured.

More than 170 firemen from 10 companies battled the blaze and three firemen were injured or suffered smoke inhalation.  Anthony Wayne Sullivan, of shaft volunteer fire company, was treated at Frostburg community hospital four hand lacerations and dismissed. Michael Shirley of

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Archive/Antique Items Wanted

January 8, 2014 Events  No comments

As many of you know, in our new firehouse, we have dedicated an area for archive items. We have received many items including caps, helmets, badges, nozzles, uniforms, license plates among other wonderful items. We have also been very fortunate to receive several versions of the old "Comet-Style" fire grenades.

Many of us remember these hanging in our basements or attics. If you have any of these (even if you only have the bracket) and are interested in donating to the FFD, we would be grateful and happy to add to our ever growing displays.

frostburgfd@frostburgfd.com

Thanks and happy New Year!

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