2014 CALL STATS

January 83 July  
February 74 August  
March 50 September  
April   October  
May   November  
June   December  

2014 TOTAL: 209

2013 TOTAL:  758
2012 TOTAL:  543
2011 TOTAL:  528

 


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CHICKEN BBQ - SATURDAY, APRIL 26 2014

Please come out and support The Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company on Saturday, April 26, 2014 when we host our first Chicken Bar-B-Q for 2014. Chicken Dinners go on sale at 1000am and will continue until the Chicken is Sold out. For just $10, Dinners include one Half Chicken marinated in the Chestertown VFC's very own homemade BBQ sauce, Baked Beans, Apple Sauce, a fresh baked Roll and Plastic utensils. Your dinner can be picked up in front of the apparatus bays. All proceeds benefit the Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company.

Thanks for your support!

 
     
 

FOR SALE: 1989 SUTPHEN 95' AERIAL TOWER

$120,000 OBO

SUTPHEN 4 DOOR ENCLOSED CAB
DETROIT DIESEL 8U92TA 445 HP
ALLISON AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Contact: Chief Bruce Neal - bneal@chestertownvfc.org
 

JAKE BRAKE
7 SEATS 6 WITH SCBA
95’ CENTER MOUNT AERIAL TOWER PLATFORM PRE-PIPED WATERWAY WITH DUAL MONITOR NOZZLES
8 ALUMINUM GROUND LADDERS
6KW ONAN DIESEL GENERATOR
HALE 1500 GPM PUMP SINGLE STAGE
2 CROSSLAYS
500 GAL WATER TANK
200 FT CORD REEL WITH JUNCTION BOX
1 AIR CYLINDER WITH MASK
HOSE BED CAN HOLD 1000 FT 4” HOSE OR 800 FT 5” HOSE
FEDERAL Q SIREN
PIKE POLES
2- 100 FT ELECTRIC CORD REELS
10 FT FOLDING LADDER ON AERIAL
1 PICK HEAD AXE
1 FLAT HEAD AXE
MILEAGE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST (STILL IN USE)
 
     
 

MULTIPLE STRUCTURE FIRES - GALENA ROAD, MASSEY

Incident Date/Time: Saturday, April 5, 2014 – 1610 Hours
Box Area: 20-7
Incident Command: Assist Chief 2 (M. Davis)
Assigned Companies: Millington, Galena, Sudlersville, Crumpton, Townsend, Clayton, Kennedyville, Chestertown, Church Hill, Middletown and Cecilton

Kent dispatched Chestertown to assist North County units, which were currently operating on multiple structures fully involved at 11571 Galena Road.  Engine 6 and Tower 6 made the response and once on location the two crews were shuttled back to the fire scene to assist with extinguishment and over haul.  The crews from Engine 6 and Tower 6 operated for several hours before being released.  Chestertown units cleared at 1929 hours with 17 personnel on the call.  Special Thanks to Rock Hall and Grasonville Volunteer Fire Companies for covering our first due while our units operated at the fire.

 
     
 

DWELLING FIRE - JOHNSONTOWN ROAD, CHESTERTOWN

Incident Date/Time: Saturday, March 29, 2014 – 2307 hours
Box Area: 60-3
Incident Command: Chief 6 (B. Neal)
Assigned Units: Engine 68, Engine 4, Queen Anne’s Engine 55, Engine 67 (Acting Engine 72), Queen Anne’s Rescue Engine 7, Tower 6, Tanker 6, Tanker 4, Queen Anne’s Tanker 5, Queen Anne’s Engine Tanker 7, Tanker 5, Tanker 2, Tanker 3, Queen Anne’s Engine Tanker 4, Ambulance 8, Ambulance 71, Command 6 and Kent EMS

Kent Dispatched Chestertown, Rock Hall, Kennedyville, Church Hill, Kent and Queen Anne’s Rescue Squad and Kent EMS for a Dwelling Fire located at 5826 Johnsontown Road.  While units were responding Kent gave the additional of a fire reported in the living room. Command 6 arrived with a fully involved two story single family dwelling and requested a 2nd alarm tanker assignment, this brought Crumpton, Betterton, Galena, Millington and Centreville.  Engine 68 arrived and advanced a 2 ½” line to the Alpha/Bravo side to protect two propane tanks and begin fire attack.  Due to the dwelling being a total loss and no exposure problems the assignment was held to Chestertown, Kennedyville, Church Hill and the two ambulances. Chestertown units cleared at 0300 with 17 personnel on the call. Special thanks to Millington and Centreville for covering our first due while our units operated on the fire.  Photos by the Hart Family.

 
     
 

DWELLING FIRE - STATION ROAD, KENNEDYVILLE

Incident Date/Time: Saturday, February 22, 2014 – 1629 Hours
Box Area: 40-4
Incident Command: Chief 4 (P. Lott)
Assigned Units: Engine 4, Engine 53, Engine 3, Engine 2, Tanker 4, Tanker 5, Tanker 6, Tower 6, Rescue 6, Ambulance 82 and Kent EMS

Kent Dispatched Kennedyville, Betterton, Chestertown, Galena, Millington, Kent and Queen Anne’s Rescue Squad and Kent EMS for a Dwelling Fire at 11299 Station Road.  Chief 4 arrived with a one story single family dwelling, smoke showing side alpha.  Engine 4 and Engine 53 arrived and were assigned investigations were they located a room off on the bravo side of the dwelling.  The crew from Tower 6 made entry into the crawl space where they located extension.  The fire was contained to the bravo side of the dwelling and crawl space.  One occupant was transported by Ambulance 82 to University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown for evaluation due to possible smoke inhalation.  Chestertown units cleared at 1748 with a total of 15 personnel on the call.
 
     
 

INCLEMENT WEATHER DOESN'T STOP THE VOLUNTEERS

Thursday, February 13, 2014 – 1830 - Several members from Chestertown, Kennedyville, Betterton, Rock Hall and the Kent and Queen Anne’s Rescue Squad met at a local pond in Chestertown to conduct Ice and Cold Water Rescue exercise. Several months ago, the Kent County Fire Chief's Association purchased several Cold Water Suits for each of the 7 companies in Kent County. Crews were able to train on several Ice rescue techniques and familiarize themselves with the new Cold Water Suits. The Officers and Members would like to thank instructors Jason Bloom and Steve McCombs for taking time out of their schedules to assist us with the training. We would also like to thank Jimmy Price (Chief 5) for putting this training exercise together. While at the training, units from Chestertown and Rock Hall answered a call for a Motor Vehicle Collision with injury on Route 20 in the area of Bakers Lane.
 
     
 

DWELLING FIRE - BROADNECK ROAD, CHESTERTOWN

Incident Date/Time: Monday, January 27, 2014 – 0433 hours
Box Area: 60-4
Incident Command: Chief 6 (B. Neal)
Assigned Units: Engine 68, Engine 72, Engine 2, Queen Anne’s Engine 55, Tanker 6, Tanker 4, Tanker 5, Queen Anne’s Engine Tanker 7, Queen Anne’s Tanker 6, Rescue Pumper 4, Queen Anne’s Rescue Engine 7, Paramedic 7, Queen Anne’s Paramedic 600, Kent EMS and Command 6

Kent Dispatched Chestertown, Rock Hall, Kennedyville, Church Hill, Kent and Queen Anne’s Rescue Squad and Kent EMS for a Dwelling Fire with possible Rescue at 8500 Broadneck Road.  Kent advised responding units that an Engineer from Chestertown was on location and had fire showing from the rear along with a vehicle in the driveway.  Due to a shortage of equipment on the first alarm assignment Command 6 requested a 2nd Alarm prior to arrival which brought additional units from Kent and Queen Anne’s County.  Command 6 arrived with fire showing from the rear of a tow story single family dwelling.  Engine 68 arrived with the crew deploying the 2.5” line to knock the bulk of the fire and then deployed a 1.75” hand line through side alpha to begin a primary search.  After several minutes of searching the dwelling, searches came up negative and command confirmed with the neighbor that no one was home.  Other companies were brought into the scene to assist with ventilation and overhaul.  Chestertown units cleared at 0913 hours with a total of 10 personnel on the call. Special thanks to Millington and Sudlersville for covering our first due while out units operate on the fire. Photos by Nevin Steffy.

 
     
 

VEHICLE FIRE - AMERICAN LEGION DRIVE, CHESTERTOWN

Incident Date/Time: Monday, January 27, 2014 – 0915 hours
Box Area: 60-5
Incident Command: Chief 6 (B. Neal)
Assigned Units: Engine 6, Engine 2, Tanker 6, Tanker 4, Rescue Pumper 4, Rescue Pumper 3 and Command 6

Kent Dispatch Chestertown, Kennedyville, Millington, Galena and Crumpton for a Vehicle Fire with exposure at 9191 American Legion Road.  Command 6 arrived with a pickup truck in the driveway of the dwelling fully involved and no exposure problem.  Engine 6 deployed the trash line to extinguish the fire and Tanker 6 remained on the scene while the reminder of the assignment was returned.  Chestertown units cleared at 1001 hours with a total of 9 personnel on the call. Photos by Nevin Steffy.

 
     
 

BARN FIRE - CARROLL CLARK ROAD, MILLINGTON

Incident Date/Time: Saturday, January 25, 2014 – 1955 hours
Box Area: 20-7
Incident Command: Assistant Chief 2-1 (C.J. Morales)
Assigned Units: Engine 2, Queen Anne’s Engine 64, Kent Delaware Engine 45-3, Rescue 2, Rescue Pumper 3, Queen Anne’s Rescue Engine 7, Queen Anne’s Quint 6, Tower 6, Queen Anne’s Engine Tanker 7, Tanker 4, Tanker 6, Ambulance 2 and Kent EMS
 
Kent Dispatched Millington, Galena, Sudlersville, Clayton, Crumpton, Kennedyville, Chestertown and Kent EMS for a Barn Fire in the area of 11659 Carroll Clark Road.  Assistant Chief 2-1 arrived with a fully involved barn and exposure to an occupied dwelling.  Due to the intense fire conditions in the barn command reduced the assignment to Millington, Galena, Kennedyville and Chestertown as the barn was a total loss.  Tanker 6 assisted with one load of water for the fire scene.  Chestertown units cleared at 2116 Hours with a total of 10 personnel on the call.  Photos by Nevin Steffy.
 
     
 

DWELLING FIRE - MAIN STREET, ROCK HALL

Incident Date/Time: Sunday, January 19, 2014 – 2149 hours
Box Area: 70-4
Incident Command: Chief 7 (P Brinkley)
Assigned Units: Engine 72, Engine 6, Tower 6, Rescue 6, Paramedic 71 and Utility 7

Kent Dispatched Rock Hall, Chestertown, Betterton, Kennedyville and Kent EMS for a Dwelling Fire located at 6085 Main Street.  Engine 72 arrived and reported a one story single family dwelling with smoke showing.  Tower 6 arrived and assisted with opening up and securing ground ladders.  Engine 6 arrived and staged at a nearby hydrant while the crew went to the scene to assist with interior operations. Command held the assignment to Rock Hall and Chestertown units as the fire was contained to the Charlie walls.  Chestertown units cleared at 2335 hours with a total of 15 personnel on the call.

 
     
 

2ND ALARM DWELLING FIRE - MAIN STREET, BETTERTON

Incident Date/Time: Thursday, January 09, 2014 – 00:55 hours
Box Area: 50-1
Incident Command: Chief 5 (J. Price)
Assigned Companies (by County): Kent- Betterton, Kennedyville, Galena, Chestertown, Millington, Rock Hall, Kent and Queen Anne’s Rescue Squad and Kent EMS
Queen Anne’s - Church Hill, Crumpton, Sudlersville, Centreville, Queenstown and Grasonville
Cecil – Cecilton, Hacks Point and Chesapeake City
Caroline – Ridgely and Goldsboro
Kent Delaware – Marydel, Clayton, Smyrna and Hartly
New Castle Delaware – Middletown, Townsend and Odessa
 
Kent Dispatched Betterton, Kennedyville, Galena, Chestertown, Kent and Queen Anne’s Rescue Squad and Kent EMS for a Multiple Family Dwelling Fire located at 207 Main Street.  Fire Police 5-2 (J. Nicholson) arrived and reported a 3 Story wood frame Multiple Family Dwelling with fire showing from side Charlie.  Engine 53 laid in from a near by hydrant and deployed a 2 ½” line to the Bravo/Charlie side.  Rescue Pumper 4 was giving the assignment to approach the scene from the bay side and secure a secondary water source.  Command requested the 2nd Alarm and Tanker Strike Team due to problems with the hydrants.  Tower 6 arrived and positioned on side Alpha and started throwing ground ladders for the fire attack crews that were making entry. While the crew was getting the aerial positioned command ordered the evacuation of the dwelling, with all interior crews out Tower 6 began to knock the fire with the master streams.  Truck 7 was then positioned on the Alpha/Bravo corner while Queen Anne’s Quint 6 was positioned on the Alpha/Delta corner to assist with knocking the fire.
 
After several hours of master stream and hand line operations the fire was brought under control.  Command called for an excavator and held multiple units until the dwelling was completely demolished and hot spots were extinguished.  One patient was flown to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center by Maryland State Police Aviation due to injuries sustained when jumping from the second floor and anther patient was taken by personal vehicle to the University of MD Shore Medical Center at Chestertown for minor smoke inhalation.  Special Thanks to the Queen Anne’s Hillsboro Volunteer Fire Company for covering our first due while our members operated on the call.  Chestertown units cleared at 1255 hours with a total of 10 personnel on the call. Photos by Nevin Steffy. (Some Companies listed were originally called to the scene then cancelled and used as fill in companies)
 
     
 

DWELLING FIRE - STATION ROAD, KENENDYVILLE

Incident Date/Time: Friday, January 3, 2014 02:26 Hours
Box Area: 40-4
Incident Command: Chief 4 (P. Lott)
Assigned Units: Rescue Pumper 4, Rescue Pumper 3, Queen Anne’s Rescue Engine 7, Engine 2, Tanker 4, Tanker 5, Tanker 6, Queen Anne’s Engine Tanker 7, Tower 6, Queen Anne’s Tower Ladder 5, Rescue 6, Ambulance 8 and Kent EMS
 
Kent Dispatched Kennedyville, Betterton, Chestertown, Galena, Kent and Queen Anne’s Rescue Squad and Kent EMS for a Dwelling Fire at 11299 Station Road. Rescue Pumper 4 arrived with a two story single family dwelling, fire showing from the second floor on the bravo side.  Tower 6 arrived and assisted the crew from Rescue Pumper 4 with fire attack and opening up the walls on the first and second floor along with the basement while other companies were brought in for relief purposes. Chestertown units cleared at 0504 with a total of 15 personnel on the call.
 
     
 

ANNUAL BANQUET AND INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS

Saturday, December 21, 2013 – 18:00 - The Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company held its annual Banquet and Instillation of Officers, Following the Memorial Service and Dinner, the Fire Line Officers and Administrative Officers  were installed by MSFA President Doyle Cox. Congratulations to the following members and the awards they received. We would like to thank The Grasonville Volunteer Fire Company and the Singerly Fire Department for providing coverage while our members participated in the Banquet.

Firefighter of the Year
David Eason Jr.
Fire Line Officer of the Year
Assistant Chief – Brad Russum
Top Ten Responders
John Darling, Mike Carey, Justin Parsons, Greg Rhodes, David Eason Jr., Bill Duley, Walter Strong, Robert Knoedler, Donald Hodges Jr., Brandon McGinnis

2014 Administrative Officers
President – Jeff Thompson
First Vice-President – Donald Hodges Jr.
Second Vice-President – Mike Olsen
Chief – Bruce Neal
Secretary – Cindy Morris
Assistant Secretary – Debbie Hodges
Treasurer – Henrietta Maloney
Assistant Treasurer – Bill Hildebrand
Chaplain – Rev. Leon Frison

2014 Board of Directors
Kelly Alexander
Trey Blackiston
Michael Clarke
Walter Coryell
David Eason Sr.
Greg Glenn
Bill Hildebrand
Donald Hodges Sr.
Seth Powell
Cathy Roberts
Phil Russum
Mike Sipala
Larry Slagle
Jeff Thompson

2014 Fire Suppression Officers
Chief – Bruce Neal
Deputy Chief – Bill Duley
Assistant Chief – John Darling
Assistant Chief – Brad Russum
Assistant Chief – Donald Hodges Jr.
Captain – Justin Parsons
Lieutenant – Mike Carey
Lieutenant – Brandon McGinnis
Lieutenant – David Eason Jr.
Safety Officer – Jeff Thompson
Chief Engineer – Donald Hodges Jr.
Assistant Chief Engineer – Marion Townsend
Chaplin - Rev. Leon Frison
Fire Police Captain – Robert Knoedler
Fire Police Lieutenant – Jim Douglas
Fire Police Lieutenant – Earl Taylor
 
     
 

DWELLING FIRE - NORTH QUEEN STREET, CHESTERTOWN

Incident Date/Time: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 – 2331 hours
Box Area: 60-1
Incident Command: Chief 6 (B. Neal)
Assigned Units: Engine 67, Engine 68 (Acting Engine 72), Tower 6, Ambulance 8, Command 6 and Kent EMS

Kent Dispatched Chestertown, Kennedyville, Church Hill, Crumpton, Rock Hall, Kent and Queen Anne's Rescue Squad and Kent EMS for a Multiple Occupancy Dwelling Fire at 112 N Queen Street. Command 6 arrived with a three story Multiple Family Dwelling, smoke showing all floors and several occupants still inside. Engine 67 arrived and advanced the 250' 1 3/4” hand line through one of the apartments where they they found fire conditions on the first floor. The crew from Tower 6 split with one crew throwing ladders and the other completing a search and ventilating the other apartments. Command held Chestertown and Rock Hall units for overhaul. Chestertown units cleared at 0215 hours with 15 personnel on the call. Photos by Gregg Rhodes.

 
     
 

DWELLING FIRE - MALLARD DRIVE, CENTREVILLE

Incident Date/Time: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 – 1020 hours
Box Area: Queen Anne's 4-3
Incident Command: Queen Anne's Chief 3
Assigned Units: Tower 6 and Tanker 6

Kent Dispatched Chestertown to assist Centreville on a second alarm dwelling fire at 110 Mallard Drive. Units from Queen Anne's County were on the scene with fire through the roof of a two story single family dwelling. Tanker 6 arrived and assisted with water supply while the crew from Tower 6 assisted with over haul. Chestertown units cleared at 1339 hours with a total of 8 personnel on the call. Photos by Gregg Rhodes.
 


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