FFD News & Events Archive

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!!

OUR DEEDS OUR REWARD

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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.

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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