Westminster fire company installs officers, honors members at banquet

February 21, 2000

Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Company recently held its 121st annual installation and awards banquet.

Top fire responders for 1999 were: Jay Wallace, Kevin Utz, Jack Lippy, Mike Spencer, Dave Franklin, Shane Holmes, Charlie Tolle, Jeff Alexander, George Thomas and Bryan Tolle.

Top ambulance responders for 1999 were: Mike Schlotthober, John Wilson, Scott Jeznach, James Falise Jr., Tracy Lewis, Mike Spencer, Jeff Ausherman, Ray Ingram, Kristen Lippy and Charlie Simpson.

Administrative officers for 2000 are: James E. Bangerd III, president; Robert Schultz, first vice president; Terry Haines, second vice president; Tracy Lewis, secretary; Richard Koons, assistant; and David Franklin, treasurer.

Fire suppression officers are: Jeffery Alexander, fire chief; Jay Wallace, assistant chief; Kevin Utz, captain; William Brehm, David Franklin, Dan Plunkert, Charles Tolle and Fred Plunkert, lieutenants.

The Rev. Fred Eckhardt is chaplain; William Sauble is historian, and James Eckard, assistant; Mike Garber is marshal, and Jeff Kronk, assistant.

Emergency medical services officers are: John Wilson, captain; George Thomas, first lieutenant; Jeff Ausherman, second lieutenant; Charles Simpson, third lieutenant; Mike Robinette, fourth lieutenant; Jeff Kronk, fifth lieutenant; Gil Roper, sixth lieutenant; and Ken Baker, seventh lieutenant.

Fire Police officers are: Milton Zepp, chief; Charles "Bud" Freyman, assistant chief; Marvin Hollinger, secretary/treasurer; Charles Dorm, captain; James Brown, James Eckard, lieutenants; and Jack Lippy, sergeant.

Junior Fire Department officers are: James Hazlip, president; Nina Turner, secretary; and Matthew Stansbury, captain.


Westminster: An employee of Western Maryland College told police Feb. 12 that someone took college property valued at $4,612.


Westminster: Firefighters responded at 5: 25 p.m. Thursday to a fire alarm in the 800 block of Backbone Court. Units were out 23 minutes.

Westminster: Firefighters responded at 8: 33 a.m. Thursday to an auto fire in the 300 block of E. Main St. Units were out 11 minutes.

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