FFD News & Events Archive

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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Throw Back Thursday

January 2, 2014 Events  No comments

Hydrant detail Circa 1960

L to R: Mike Grable, John Dennison, Fire Chief Dave Powell, Bill Mckenzie, Mayor Joe James, and Assistant Fire Chief John Sleeman.

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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!!

OUR DEEDS OUR REWARD

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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!

OUR DEEDS OUR REWARD

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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!!

OUR DEEDS OUR REWARD

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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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