“The mission of the Allegany and Garrett Counties Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association is to serve, promote, advocate and represent the interests of the volunteer fire, rescue and emergency medical services in Allegany and Garrett Counties”.
Rev. Thomas Morgan
Organized September 15, 1912, eight companies, namely Frostburg, Mt. Savage, Chapel Hill, Cumberland Hose, Good Will- Lonaconing, Midland, Tri-Towns, and Potomac # 2, organized the Allegany County Association. Peter McFarland, Good Will Lonaconing, served as the first president and eighty-five men and women representing twenty-eight departments in the two county areas have followed in his footsteps. Four men have served the office of President more than one term: Felix Foote, Sr., of Good Will-Lonaconing served in 1921 and 1940; John Neder, Mt. Savage, served in 1925 & 1931; Walter Wittig, Frostburg, served three consecutive terms from 1934-1936; and Donald B. Ware, Baltimore Pike, served 1997 & 2003. Currently twenty-one Past Presidents remain active in the Association. >>Read More