The FFD Needs Your Help!

July 9, 2016 Events  No comments

The FFD needs your help!

After 28 years of front line service to the citizens of Frostburg, the FFD will be retiring our 1988 fire engine. This critical piece of equipment has long since exceeded it’s expected life cycle.

Constructed before the days of 3-point seatbelts or airbags, the continued use of this apparatus puts our firefighters in greater danger. Increased maintenance costs have put a burden on the department, and the fire engine’s manual transmission restricts the number of operators that can drive the apparatus.

The FFD has spent the past year diligently researching and developing specifications for a new pumper to best serve the community while keeping our firefighters safe. Although this engine will be a no-frills design, modern technology and safety features push the cost exceeding $500,000. We hope to select the manufacturer by September, and take delivery in late summer 2017.

While we receive some City & County funds, they don’t come close to covering this massive expense. In order to make this a reality, we must ask for everyone’s assistance in raising enough funds. We hope that you share our excitement for the arrival of this new addition to the fleet.

We are, without a doubt, certain that this pumper will be a great asset to our mission: protecting life, property and the environment to the citizens in and around Frostburg.

Tax deductible donations of any amount are greatly appreciated and can be mailed to:

Frostburg Fire Department
Apparatus Fund
P.O. Box 461
Frostburg, MD 21532


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