Remembering Our Own- Fireman Joseph G. Hahn

Honoring & Remembering Maryland Fallen Heroes.

Westminster VFC ~ Carroll County ~ Maryland

January 26,1931

At approximately 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 26, 1931, the Westminster Fire Engine & Hose Co.No.1 responded to the Oscar Hess residence, on Manchester State Road near Cranberry, for a gasoline stove explosion in the kitchen. The flames were quickly extinguished by the Westminster firemen. The kitchen was mostly destroyed from the blast, but the rest of the house was saved, having suffered only smoke damage and some broken window panes.

While the firemen were performing salvage and overhaul, Fireman Joseph G. Hahn suffered a heart attack and fell over. Before medical aid could be summoned, death occurred.

Fireman Joseph G. Hahn was 46 years old

Westminster Fire Department’s 2021 Big Money Drawing!

Westminster Fire Department will host its 2021 Annual Big Money Drawing on Thursday, May 27, 2021!

Prizes include:

  • 1st Prize: $10,000
  • 2nd Prize: $2,000
  • 3rd Prize: $1,000
  • 4th Prize: $500
  • 5th and 6th Prizes: $250 each
  • 7th and 8th Prizes: $200 each
  • 9th through 14th Prizes: $100 each

Tickets are $10 each. Refreshments are provided for the ticket holder only (while they last)

Stop by the station at 28 John Street, Westminster MD 21157, to pick up your ticket or call 410-848-1800!

Westminster Fire Department reserves the right to cancel the in-person event if needed due to COVID-19 restrictions

No outside alcohol is allowed

Gov. Hogan’s Coronavirus Update: 3/19/2020

Please review the attached copy of the press conference given by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on March 19, 2020.

Practice good hygiene techniques, wash your hands, and if you feel sick, stay home and limit contact with other people. Practice social distancing strategies and limit groups of people to 10 or less (less preferred!).

In emergency situations, dial 911.

Gov. Hogan’s Coronavirus Update: 3/12/2020

Please review the attached copy of the press conference given by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on March 12, 2020.

Practice good hygiene techniques, wash your hands, and if you feel sick, stay home and limit contact with other people. In emergency situations, dial 911.