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.