Monthly Archives February 2021

Phi Mu Delta (ΦΜΔ) helps FFD & City

February 19, 2021 Events  No comments

In Frostburg, during the winter months, the issue of buried fire hydrants is cause for lack of sleep for the local fire chief.  “When we receive any significant amount of snow, with nearly 500 hydrants in our first due area of responsibility, it’s a struggle to keep them cleared.” said Frostburg Fire Department (FFD), Fire Chief Matt McMorran.  “If a hydrant is buried upon our arrival, crews must take time to shovel out a path to and around the hydrant, to connect supply lines.  If there is a fire, that effort takes away from firefighting and possible life saving efforts.”

With that many hydrants in the FFD’s first due area of responsibility, the task is overwhelming for the volunteer firefighters and city employees.  While the FFD, as well as the City of Frostburg,

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Elks Donate

February 6, 2021 Events  No comments

The Frostburg Elks Lodge #470 recently applied for and received three grants from the Elks National Foundation Community Investment Program. This year the Foundation allocated $14.6 million to fund 4,000 grants to local lodges to support projects in their communities.  Frostburg Lodge chose the Frostburg Fire Department (FFD) to receive $1,500 of a $2,500 Gratitude Grant and were approved to combine a Beacon Grant and a Spotlight Grant totaling $5,500.

The $7,000 will be used by the FFD to help offset the cost of purchasing 28 Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) to replace current units which have reached their end-of-service life.

“On behalf of all FFD members we are extremely grateful for the generous donation to help us continue to protect life, property, and environment for

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