FFD News & Events Archive


September 27, 2013 Events  No comments

Cell Phone Ban (TR21-1124.2)

Effective October 1, 2013, Maryland’s cell phone law now prohibits a driver from using a handheld cell phone while a motor vehicle is in motion. This is a primary offense. Law enforcement officers can stop a driver solely for using a handheld cell phone; no other offense is needed.

Drivers will receive a fine (including court costs) of up to:
▪ $83 – first offense
▪ $140 – second offense
▪ $160 – third & subsequent offense

Why do we have this new law?
-Nationally, 80% of vehicle crashes involve some sort of driver inattention
-On average, more than 30,000 people in Maryland are injured annually as a result of distracted driving crashes.2

Seat Belt Law (TR22-412.3)

Effective October 1, 2013 Maryland has a primary seat belt law for

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Length of Service Anniversary

September 27, 2013 Events  No comments

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

Bob “Newt” Race (SEP 27, 1971) 42 years of service (Past Fire Chief)

Newt joined this great organization on this date and throughout the years, provided dedicated service and leadership as both Line and Administrative officers, including Fire Chief.

Over the years, he has performed tens of thousands of man hours of training and service in an effort to continue the rich traditions of the FFD. Newt was also a MFRI instructor for many of years. (He taught me my first 4 classes!)

Zak Hromanik (SEP 27, 2011) 2 years of service
Connor Woodring (SEP 27, 2011) 2 years of service

Both of these brothers have shown they have what it takes to be part of the FFD and continue to make us proud.

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Our history of “Rescue 1’s”

September 23, 2013 Events  No comments

A quick history of our "Rescue 1's"

In the picture,

1953 Dodge (in service 1954-1958)
1958 Dodge-Bruco (in service 1958-1986)
1986 International-Marion (in service 1986-2011)
2011 Pierce Velocity (2011-Present)

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