FFD News & Events Archive


August 4, 2023 Events  No comments


The Frostburg Fire Department (FFD), a 100% volunteer organization, is once again holding our annual FAMILY PORTRAIT PROJECT to help raise much-needed funds to better protect the lives, property, and the environment for the citizens of Frostburg and the surrounding areas serviced by the FFD.

Fundraising Manager GARY WATTS from G&G Associates, will be in the area representing the FFD.

We are hoping you will contribute $40.00 in return for a 10” x 13” color portrait of you, your family or anyone you choose.  Upon today’s purchase, you will receive a certificate to be redeemed during this year’s photo shoot on Sunday, September 17, 2023 between 11:00am and 6:00pm at the Water

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New Command Unit Placed In Service

July 28, 2023 Events  No comments

The Frostburg Fire Department (FFD) has placed into service a new Command Unit, which serves as the department’s Fire Chief’s command platform; referred to as a “Buggy.”  The 2023 Chevrolet Tahoe SSV 4WD replaces a 2007 Tahoe, which served 11 Fire Chiefs over 16 years.  The new Buggy has the latest FFD paint/graphic package (red over black over red), which was incorporated in 2019 with our newest Pumper.  A new upgrade to this unit is the Gear Clear Venting System that is integrated into the rear Command Box.  By storing gear and Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) in this sealed storage cabinet, it keeps vehicle occupants safe from carcinogens and contaminants by actively and continuously pulling in fresh cabin air from inside the vehicle and forcing

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Frostburg Elks contribute to the Frostburg Fire Department aerial ladder truck fund

February 5, 2023 Events  No comments

Officers of the Frostburg Elks Lodge #470 recently presented a check for $6,000 to the Frostburg Fire Department, No. 1 (FFD) to help offset the cost of a new ladder truck to replace their existing nearly 20-year old unit.

The funding came from a combination of two (2) Elks National Foundation (ENF) Community Investment Program grants. According to Lodge Grant Chair Bill DeVore, “This makes a total of $24,500 that the local Elks have been able to provide to the community for various local projects over the past three years through the Elks National Foundation.”

The ENF grant program is funded largely through membership donations from every lodge in the country. This year the Foundation allocated $13.5 million to fund grants to local lodges to support projects in

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Fire Chief Green transfers command to Chief Logsdon

January 12, 2023 Events  No comments

The transition is official! Outgoing FFD Fire Chief Nick Green congratulating incoming Fire Chief Jason Logsdon and passing on the Fire Chief's badge. 

Thanks Chief Green and congratulations and best of luck to Chief Logsdon.

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Chief McMorran Transfers Command to Chief Green

January 12, 2022 Events  No comments

The transition is official! Outgoing FFD Fire Chief Matt McMorran congratulating incoming Fire Chief Nick Green and passing on the Fire Chief badge. 

Thanks Chief McMorran and congratulations and best of luck to Chief Green.

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From Fire Chief McMorran

January 10, 2022 Events  No comments

Tomorrow night, I conclude my role as Frostburg Fire Department (FFD) Fire Chief. I am honored to have been elected by the membership and feel privileged to have served as the department’s 43rd Fire Chief. Thanks to my officers and those members who supported the mission. I could not have done it without you! I’m not walking away from the FFD, rather stepping aside. I will continue in some support roles and remain available to Fire Chief Nick Green and his staff. The FFD is fortunate to have more than competent, next-generation officers that are ready and willing to take the helm.

I was very fortunate to have great relationships with all of the surrounding automatic/mutual aid Fire Chiefs, officers and staff. Whether they responded up the hill, down the mountain or from

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MSA SCBA and Related Items FOR SALE

March 16, 2021 Events  No comments

The Frostburg Fire Department is selling the MSA SCBA items below as a complete lot. Questions/Offers can be submitted to frostburgfd@frostburgfd.com.

MSA FireHAWK M7, Manufactured 08/2008

Cylinders: Forty-Three (43) H-30’s -4,500 - Model #7-947-1 -Numbered sequentially w/ manufacturer serial #OK-244106 - 48-Numbered sequentially w/ bottle #7 - 49 -All hydrostatically tested/passed Nov/Dec 2020 -Expiration date of Aug. 2023

Packs: Twenty (20) -Numbered sequentially 5 - 24 -Gauges, lines, electronics, tested/passed Jan 2020

Face Pieces: Forty-Five (45). All w/ Chin Strap -5 Large – (1 w/heads up display) -34 Medium – (All w/heads up display) -6 Small – (All w/heads up display)

RIT Bag: (Red Reinforced TrueNorth) -One (1) H60 Cylinder

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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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$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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