WFD Introduces the new 3 of Diamonds

New during Bingo, drawing occurs during intermission. You can stop in from 6-8PM on Fridays when Bingo is in session to buy tickets without playing bingo. Watch our Facebook for the jackpot amount.

Stop the Bleed Training

On Thursday evening Westminster Fire Department volunteers and Carroll County Department of Fire and EMS of Maryland employees participated in a training on heavy bleeding. The WFD training committee hosted a training on the proper use of tourniquets, pressure bandages, and Quick-Clot. This training is similar to “Stop the Bleed” but focuses on the role of the first responders. When seconds matter, this equipment and lifesaving techniques matter. Content and Photo from Facebook.

Congratulations to Dylan Ballantine

Congratulations to Dylan Ballantine on his graduation from the Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Academy Recruit Class 54! Photo credit Ballantine family

Congratulations Chris Petry – Newest Paramedic

Chris completed his final testing for National Registry Paramedic and this week received his certificate and patches. Major life accomplishment!.

Milton Zepp Inducted into MSFA Hall of Fame

During the 2024 Maryland State Firemen’s Association Convention in Ocean City, Milton Zepp was inducted into the State Hall of Fame. Congratulations Milton for your many years of service to Emergency Services and to our department and community.

Alex Carlson and Duncan Christensen Graduate from EST

Congratulations to Alex Carlson and Duncan Christensen who graduated from the Carroll County Volunteer Emergency Services – EST (Emergency Services Training) Program. During their 2023-24 school year, they completed EMT, Firefighter 1, PPE, Hazmat, Rescue Tech, Firefighter safety and survival.

Looking forward to their long volunteer career in operations.

Lt Chris Petry Graduates from College

Congratulations to Chris Petry who graduated from Carroll Community College with an Associate’s degree in Applied Sciences completing their Paramedic program. Now he just needs to complete the National Registry Paramedic exam. This is a major life accomplishment!!

Photo copyright Chris Petry Facebook.

Assistant Chief Marques Price Receives Award

On Monday, May 13, 2024, during the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce Public Safety Awards, Marques received an award for responding as the Volunteer Battalion Chief to a house fire in the Manchester-Lineboro area. During that incident multiple victims were successfully rescued from the house.

Shane Shifflett Graduates from Baltimore County Fire Academy.

Congratulations to our own Shane Shifflett who recently graduated from Baltimore County Fire Academy. During his time in the academy, he needed to take a break from volunteering, but we are grateful to have him back on the Volunteer crews here in Westminster.

Photo copyright the family Facebook collection.

Member Collin Snyder Graduates from Carroll County Sheriff’s Academy

Our 2023 Fireman of the Year, Collin Snyder graduated from the Class 7 of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Academy this week. Collin had been working in the Detention Center, then attending the academy and volunteering as a firefighter for us all at the same time. We are so happy for Collin and are proud to see Collin achieve his career goals. Congratulations Collin, be safe in your new role. Photo Credit: Family facebook.