FFD News & Events Archive

Length of Service Anniversary

November 22, 2013 Events  No comments

Please help us congratulate Mike Kucharczyk on his "Length of Service" anniversary. Mike joined this great organization on November 22, 1983 and throughout the years, provided dedicated service and leadership as both an administrative and fire line officer including Fire Chief.

Over the years, he performed many man hours of training and service in an effort to continue the rich traditions of the FFD. OUR DEEDS OUR REWARD!

On behalf of the entire Department and the citizens of Frostburg and surrounding areas, thank you and happy 30th!!

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On This Day In Frostburg/FFD History

November 19, 2013 Events  No comments

November 20, 1936 – Frostburg's only four story building, the Frostburg Opera House (former Ravenscroft Opera House) at the corner of Main and Depot Streets (today housing Fat Boy's Pizza) is destroyed by an intense fire and burns to a shell.  Said to have been a spectacular fire, fed by grain stored in the basement and huge virgin white pine girders, melts the copper roof providing a fireworks-like display lasting most of the night.  Lemmert Brothers Garage and four homes are damaged by flying embers.  Estimated losses are $70,000 and the cause of the fire, though never proven, was thought to be arson.

This fire was just four days after the Wittig and Laporta block on Main Street was partially destroyed by fire.

The following entry was noted in the FFD minute book for

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On This Day In Frostburg/FFD History

November 16, 2013 Events  No comments

A RE-PRINT FROM THE EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1936 – PAGE 6

BUSINESS BUILDINGS BURN AT FROSTBURG

Properties Were Owned By George H. Wittig Estate and Mrs. LaPorta

Frostburg November 17 – Three large frame buildings, housing six places of business and three families, were almost completely destroyed late last night by a fire with a loss estimated at approximately $40,000.  Two of the buildings were owned by the George H. Wittig estate and the other was the property of Mrs. Anthony LaPorta. The fire, which originated in the basement of the John D. Rees meat market, in one of the main business sections of the city, spread rapidly in for a while it was feared that the entire block would be wiped out. The alarm was sent in around 11 o’clock and by

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Length of Service Anniversary

November 13, 2013 Events  No comments

Please help us congratulate Dale Bladen on his "Length of Service" anniversary. Dale joined this great organization on November 13, 2007 (2002 with 5 years of credited service transferred from Solomon's VFD & Rescue Squad) and throughout the years, provided dedicated service and leadership as both an administrative and fire line officer. He currently serves as a Trustee and Assistant Chief.

Over the years, he performed many man hours of training and service in an effort to continue the rich traditions of the FFD. OUR DEEDS OUR REWARD!

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

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FFD’s Annual Fund Drive

November 12, 2013 Events  No comments

It’s that time of the year again; our annual fund drive.

Most citizens in our first due area will be receiving this in the mail.  Please keep in mind that no amount is too small to donate.

We are celebrating our 135th year as a 100% VOLUNTEER fire department and with that, comes many financial responsibilities.

THANK YOU!

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FFD Truck crew participates in a “Live Burn” in Co 17’s first due

November 10, 2013 Events  No comments

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Length of Service Anniversary

November 10, 2013 Events  No comments

Please help us congratulate Jim Winfield on his "Length of Service" anniversary. Jim joined this great organization on November 10, 1970 (1965 with 5 years of credited service transferred from Clarysville) and throughout the years, provided dedicated service and leadership as both an administrative and fire line officer, including Fire Chief.

Over the years, he performed many man hours of training and service in an effort to continue the rich traditions of the FFD. OUR DEEDS OUR REWARD!

On behalf of the entire Department and the citizens of Frostburg and surrounding areas, thank you and happy 48nd!!

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New Home For Our Old Home

October 29, 2013 Events  No comments

If you are in town, stop by new The Vapor Room and say hey to Jess and Josh.  They did a fantastic job in renovating our old home and turning it into their new beautiful home and they kept a corner dedicated to the FFD!

22 South Water Street, Frostburg MD 21532

Hours of Operation;
Mon-Fri: 10AM-6PM
Sat: 10AM-4PM

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FFD Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

October 3, 2013 Events  No comments

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Wear your pink and show your support!

 

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Length of Service Anniversary

September 28, 2013 Events  No comments

Please help us congratulate Tom Vogtman (9/28/71) and John Rowe (9/29/66) on their "Length of Service" anniversaries.

Both have provided dedicated service and leadership and over the years, 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 42nd & 47th anniversary!!

OUR DEEDS OUR REWARD

 

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