Monthly Archives January 2021

$2,000 Cash Raffle (75446) Launched

January 30, 2021 Events  No comments

The Frostburg Fire Department is excited to announce the debut of our online fundraising store. Like many other community service organizations, the FFD has taken a financial hit in 2020.

Our first community fundraising project will be an all cash raffle. Tickets can be purchased for $10 each, with a grand prize of $2,000 going to the winner by clicking the link below.

The winner will be announced live on Facebook when all tickets have been sold.


Legal disclaimer: The Frostburg Fire Department is authorized to conduct and operate online gaming within Allegany County, Maryland in accordance with Chapter 333-1-B-1 of the Allegany County Code, as promulgated by the Allegany County Commissioners, and administered by Allegany County DES Director

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Sign Rental

January 20, 2021 Events  One comment

Due to the lack of interest in sign rental and the fact that the current sign board at the East Main Street station is in a state of disrepair, effective immediately, the sign is no longer available to the general public. It will only be used for safety messages. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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On This Day in FFD History

January 14, 2021 Events  No comments

On This Day In Frostburg Fire History, One Of The Largest Downtown Fires Occurred!

Re-printed from the Cumberland Sunday Times, Page 25 January 14, 1973


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

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On This Day in FFD History

January 7, 2021 Events  No comments

This is a fire that we have never published before. It is a LENGHTY read but enjoyable.

On This Day in FFD/Frostburg History (Friday, January 7, 1927) the St. Cloud Hotel and Lemmert’s Garage Burned and Many Cars Destroyed.

Reprinted from the Cumberland Times, Thursday, January 13, 1927

It is estimated that the loss caused by fire which destroyed the St. Cloud Hotel and Lemmert’s Garage, at Frostburg, Md., last Friday morning, will amount to $110,000. Nearly half of this loss was in valuable motor cars and their contents, all of which were completely destroyed by the flames.

Fire Started in Garage
The fire originated somewhere beneath Lemmert’s Garage in the rear. Conrad Weibrecht, a night watchman at the Consolidation Coal

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On This Day in FFD History

January 2, 2021 Events  No comments


Reprinted from the Cumberland Evening Times, Page 19 – Thursday, January 2, 1975

Frostburg K of C gutted


Fire gutted the Frostburg Knights of Columbus building, 117 East Main St., yesterday about 9:30PM.

Five fire companies and the LaVale Volunteer Rescue Squad truck responded to the alarm turned in by Enoch Price, a fireman, who was passing by the building in his car and noticed smoke. He summoned the Frostburg volunteer fire company. Firemen were at a dinner in the police station and arrived at the scene within minutes, but it was reported the fire already had blazed into the ceiling of the two-story, brick building, which was gutted.

Three firms on the ground floor-Quinn’s floor

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