Holiday Surprise from St John’s Church

Shift Lt. Guy Garheart and his shift personnel were surprised today with a number of food and goodie packages for the holidays. Teresa Richardson delivered the packages on behalf of St John’s Church in Westminster. The Department is always grateful for the continued community support and extend our thanks to Teresa and the St John’s members.

Photo from Guy Garheart and WFD Facebook post

2020 Santa Visits to the Westminster Community

It is best to follow the Santa Facebook Page here in case of last minute changes.

The Thursday routes that were rescheduled to Monday, December 21, 6-9 PM. are now complete. Santa has completed his rounds with us this year and is headed back to the North Pole to prepare for Christmas. It was great seeing everyone-we’re glad we were able to continue this tradition and spread a little Christmas cheer. We’d love to see your pics of Santa so please post them on the Santa Facebook page shown above! See you all next year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the members of the Westminster Fire Department.

Photo from our Facebook page uploaded courtesy Jessica Klapstein

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200th Anniversary Collectible Ornament

We are releasing a Tree Ornament each year leading up to our 200th anniversary in 2023. The first one features our oldest hand-drawn hose cart pictured in front of our former station just as the station would have appeared when the hose cart was in use. The cart was recently restored and is located in the Historical Museum of Westminster Fire Department. Limited quantity is available.

Cost is $25. You can purchase with cash by visiting the station weekdays OR you can order online with credit/debit card clicking here. Shipping fees will be calculated on the merchant page during checkout.

2020 Big Money Raffle draws winning tickets streaming live on July 30th

While it was a difficult decision, our Board decided to postpone the Big Money Raffle, which was scheduled for May 28, 2020, for the safety and wellbeing of our community during this unprecedented time.

On Thursday, July 30th at 7 PM we held a virtual event to draw the winning tickets. All winners will be notified and you can click here to see the list. You can replay the event here.

2020 Carroll County Public Safety Awards

Westminster Fire Department was pleased to be able to host the recording of the 2020 Virtual Public Safety Award message of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce.

COVID19 Postpones our Big Money Raffle until July 30

While it was a difficult decision, our Board decided to postpone the Big Money Raffle, which was scheduled for May 28, 2020, for the safety and wellbeing of our community during this unprecedented time.

Even though we won’t be gathering in person on May 28th, the Big Money Raffle still goes on!  Westminster Fire Department will be holding its annual drawing for the Big Money Raffle on streamed Live on Thursday, July 30, at 7 PM. Follow us on Facebook and here, so you don’t miss it!  The raffle is our organization’s primary fundraising function for the year.  We ask you to consider supporting our mission by purchasing a ticket.  Please contact a member or call the station to get your raffle ticket.  You could be the next winner of the grand prize of $10,000.

POSTPONED – 2020 MD State Recruitment Weekend

The MSFA has announced this year’s recruitment weekend for April 18-19.

Westminster Participates in 2019 Statewide Recruitment Day

From our PIO Kevin Dayhoff:

The Westminster Volunteer Fire Department will be participating in the Maryland State Fireman’s Association’s statewide recruitment event on Sunday April 14th at the station on John Street in Downtown Westminster. Station and Apparatus tours will be offered and personnel will be available to answer any questions about becoming a member. Stop by between 12-5 PM to start your journey as a volunteer.

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2019 Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co. No. 1 Officers Announced

Fire Chief Jason Tyler
Assistant Chief Jon Haddad
Deputy Chief Jeff Leppert
Fire Captain Chad Petry
Lieutenant 3-1 Bill Brehm
Lieutenant 3-2 Paul Supko
Lieutenant 3-3 Nick Krionderis
Lieutenant 3-4 Marques Price
Lieutenant 3-5 Corey Milewski
Lieutenant 3-6 Trent Miller
Sergeant 3-1 Mike Diehl
Sergeant 3-2 Ernesto Batenga

EMS Captain Gunnar Mohlhenrich
EMS Lieutenant 3-1 Laura Tyler
EMS Lieutenant 3-2 Brittany Hill
EMS Sergeant Emily Morris

President Jamie Petry
1st VP Tim Bangerd
2nd VP Josh Evans
Secretary Bill Brehm
Treasurer Caroline Babylon
Member Charles Ray
Member Jimmy Falise

Chaplain Kevin Dayhoff
Marshall Mike Garber
Asst. Marshall Kenny Carlisle
Historian Dan Plunkert
Asst. Historian Jim Eckard

2018 Santa Run

With a Facebook account, you can find the LATEST details here

Initial Details:

Good afternoon everyone. The Westminster Fire Department and Santa hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving!! Santa will be making his rounds on the fire engines starting on Monday December 17 through Thursday the 20th. (Maps and Locations will be posted later this week). We generally leave the station around 6pm and conclude the evening around 830pm.

Please remember that the fire apparatus is in service and may have to respond to emergency calls. Emergency calls and weather may affect the routes and days. It is nearly impossible to touch every single street in Westminster, which is why we post maps and have stopping points. If we don’t come down your street look at the maps so you can see where we will be. Live updates will be posted on this page so share this page with your friends.

Our breakfast will Santa will be on Saturday December 22. If you miss us during the week come out for some breakfast and a picture with Santa.

The Westminster Fire Department and Santa can’t wait to see everyone!!