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Frostburg is a Main Street Community located in Western Maryland (Allegany County) approximately 9 miles west of Cumberland on the “National Road” (Route 40), nestled it the state’s Appalachian highlands.
Since 1878, the Frostburg Fire Department (FFD), a 100% volunteer staffed fire rescue department, has been committed to providing the highest level of services to our citizens and visitors.
We proudly serve a diverse population which includes protecting the 5000+ students and faculty that attend and work at Frostburg State University. We also respond to incidents in the surrounding communities, assisting the neighboring fire rescue departments in the Mt. Savage, LaVale, Midland, Shaft and Eastern Garrett County areas.
The FFD is composed of two stations with a primary response area of approximately 10 square miles and a population of over 15,000. We currently operate four types of apparatus to handle emergency incidents; a Heavy Rescue Squad, an Aerial Ladder Truck, two (2) front-line Engine companies, and a Utility/Brush Truck for support needs. The rescue squad primarily responds to motor vehicle collisions in the greater Frostburg area, including the 12 miles of busy Interstate 68 corridor (which connects Hancock, MD to Morgantown, WV), and also to structural fires to carry out search and rescue duties. The aerial ladder truck with a 105′ foot rear-mount ladder, is dispatched to structure fires ranging from single story houses to garden-style apartments complexes to multi-story high-rises. Two Class A Fire Engines respond on almost all calls to provide fire suppression. We also operate a Chief’s Command Vehicle.
We believe the pursuit of excellence and demonstrating high professional standards are critical to our mission. The FFD is a highly-trained force of men and women (in some cases 2nd and 3rd generation) who are proactive in their approach to the challenges and rigors of the day to day responses. We also understand and appreciate the rich traditions of the Frostburg Fire Department, which we are committed to continuing while serving with great pride.