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Sunday, January 22, 2012

A History of Heroes in Westminster's Fire Department - Westminster, MD Patch by Kevin Dayhoff

Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co. No. 1 Fire Hall 37 E Main Street 1879 to 1896
Westminster Patch: A History of Heroes in Westminster's Fire Department by Kevin Dayhoff and more from Westminster Patch on Friday January 20 2012

The Westminster Fire Department ladder apparatus from approximately 1879.
The 2012 Westminster Fire Department officers were sworn into office at the Jan. 5, 2012 meeting. These officers become a part of a history in Westminster of volunteers protecting lives and property... http://westminster.patch.com/blog_posts/blog-a-history-of-heroes-in-westminsters-fire-department

The Westminster Fire Department hand pumper from approximately 1879
The 2012 slate of officers for the Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co. No.1 were sworn into office by Steve Wantz, the president of the Carroll County Volunteer Emergency Services Association, at the January 5, 2012 monthly company meeting in John Street Quarters at the firehall.

According to the Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co. No.1 website, the administrative officers for 2012 are: President - Robert Cumberland, 1st V.P. - Daniel Plunkert, 2nd V.P. - Matt Crise, Treasurer - Robert Ruby, Asst. Treasurer – Caroline Babylon, Secretary - Matt Davis, Asst. Secretary - Todd Leppert, Members at Large - Marvin Hollinger and James Eckard, Historian - Joe Ebaugh, Asst. Historian - Jim Brown, and Chaplain – Kevin Dayhoff.

Members of the Westminster Fire Department pose for a picture in front of the fire station at 37 E. Main Street in Westminster around 1880
The fire suppression operations officers sworn into office are: Chief - James Bangerd III, Asst. Chief - James Starry, Captain - Bryan VanFossen, LT 3-1 Jon Haddad, LT 3-2 Nick Krionderis, LT 3-3 Jason Tyler, LT 3-4 Kevin Utz, LT 3-5 Jason Bangerd, Sergeant 3-1 Brian Garbutt, Sergeant 3-2 John Bangerd, EMS Officers Captain- Jared Davis, Lieutenants- Laura Tyler, and Lieutenant- Hugh Hynes

These officers become a part of an historic legacy in Westminster of volunteers in the community selflessly coming together to take time away from their families to help protect lives and property.
According to research by the Westminster fire department historian, Joe Ebaugh, the minutes from the “Wednesday evening January 15, 1879” noted…http://westminster.patch.com/blog_posts/blog-a-history-of-heroes-in-westminsters-fire-department



Captions for pictures:

18790000 FBEast Main St Fire Station csm: Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co. No. 1 Fire Hall 37 E Main Street 1879 to 1896

18790000 nd pumps-TNc: The Westminster Fire Department hand pumper from approximately 1879.

18790000 nd ladders-TNc: The Westminster Fire Department ladder apparatus from approximately 1879.

18800000s FBWFDbsm100: Members of the Westminster Fire Department pose for a picture in front of the fire station at 37 E. Main Street in Westminster around 1880. 

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