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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NEW TOWER 6 HAS ARRIVED IN CHESTERTOWN

Friday, July 18, 2014: The new Tower 6, a 2014 Sutphen SPH 100, has been delivered to the Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company. The Tower arrived in town just before 1700 hours after it's drive from the Sutphen facility in Ohio. A large number of members, including the committee that designed the vehicle were on hand and welcomed the arrival of the truck. Several weeks will be spent training on the new apparatus as well as mounting a few additional pieces of equipment. Tower 6's full specifications will be posted once the unit is placed in service, which is expected to be in late August. Please visit the New Tower page for additional construction photos.
 
     
 

FATAL HOUSE FIRE - HARRIS ROAD, ROCK HALL

Incident Date/Time: Monday July 14, 2014 0355 hours
Box Area: 70-2
Incident Command: Chief 7 (P. Brinkley)
Assigned Units: Engine 72, Engine 73, Engine 6, Engine 4, Tanker 5, Tanker 4, Tanker 3, Tanker 2, Queen Anne’s Tower Ladder 5, Queen Anne’s Quint 6, Rescue 6, Anne Arundel Squad 23, Anne Arundel Technical Support 23, Ambulance 7, Special Operations Trailer 8, EMS 14 and EMS 15

Kent dispatched Rock Hall, Chestertown, Betterton, Kennedyville and Kent EMS for a Dwelling Fire reported with rescue across from 5179 Harris Road.  Chief 7 arrived with a two story single family dwelling fire showing from the Delta side.  Engine 6 arrived and dropped a supply line for Rock Hall’s units. The crew from Engine 6 split into two groups; one initiated interior fire attack and the other a primary search of the dwelling for the trapped occupant. Unfortunately the building had sustained structural damage from the fire, causing the second floor to collapse and the two crews were forced to withdraw. Chestertown units continued to assist with an exterior attack.   Engine 6 remained on the scene for several hours to assist the Maryland State Fire Marshalls with their investigation. Unfortunately an elderly female was located on the first floor who had succumbed to injuries from the fire. Chestertown units cleared at 1116 hours with a total of 10 personnel on the call.

Although it is not known whether there were working smoke detectors in the home, we would urge residents to check their smoke detectors and make sure they are working properly to in order to decrease the chance of a fatality from fire.  The Chestertown Vol. Fire Co. would like to extend our condolences to the family of the deceased as well as the community of Rock Hall for their loss in such a tragic event.

 
     
 

BUILDING FIRE - RABBIT HILL ROAD, CHURCH HILL

Incident Date/Time: Sunday, June 29, 2014 – 0948 Hours
Box Area: Queen Anne’s 5-2
Incident Command: Officer 501 (T. Williams)
Assigned Units: Engine 6, Rescue 6 and Tanker 6
 
Kent Dispatched Chestertown to assist Queen Anne’s County units with a building fire located at 119 Rabbit Hill Road the Price Community Center.  Engine 6 arrived to find crews from Church Hill, Centreville, Sudlersville and Goldsboro actively working to control the fire that was mainly located in the attic.  The crew from Engine 6 assisted with opening up portions of the roof and ventilation.  Rescue 6 and Tanker 6 were assigned staging for the incident.  Chestertown units cleared at 1108 hours with a total of 10 personnel on the call. Photos are by Church Hill Volunteer Fire Company and Goldsboro Volunteer Fire Company.
 
     
 

DWELLING FIRE - CANNON STREET, CHESTERTOWN

Incident Date/Time: Sunday, June 15, 2014 – 1541 Hours
Box Area: 60-1
Incident Command: Assistant Chief 6 (J. Darling)
Assigned Units: Engine 6, Engine 68, Engine 67, Engine 72, Rescue Pumper 4, Queen Anne’s Engine 55, Queen Anne’s Rescue Engine 7, Tower 6, Rescue 6, Ambulance 82 and Kent EMS Units

Kent dispatched Chestertown, Kennedyville, Church Hill, Crumpton, Kent and Queen Anne’s Rescue Squad and Kent EMS for a Dwelling Fire at 514 Cannon Street.  Assistant Chief 3-2 (B. Piasecki) arrived and reported a two story single family dwelling with smoke showing from the second floor.  Engine 68 arrived and secured a hydrant on the corner of Cannon Street and Kent Street and reported fire was showing from the roof.  The Engine crew advanced a 250’ 1 ¾” hand line to the second floor and began fire attack.  The crew from Tower 6 arrived and secured the ground ladders on all four sides and then advanced the second line to assist with completing fire attack.  Relief crews from Kennedyville, Church Hill, Rock Hall and Crumpton assisted with overhaul and mop up.  Chestertown units cleared at 1751 Hours with a total of 18 personnel on the call.  Special Thanks to Millington and Galena for covering our first due while our units operated on the fire.

 
     
 

DWELLING FIRE - MORGNEC ROAD, CHESTERTOWN

Incident Date/Time: Sunday June 15, 2014 – 0344 Hours
Box Area: 40-2
Incident Command: Chief 4 (P. Lott)
Assigned Units: Engine 6, Tower 6, Rescue Pumper 4, Tanker 4, Tanker 6, Tanker 5, Queen Anne’s Engine Tanker 7, Ambulance 8, Kent EMS Units, Brush 4 and Utility 4.
 
Kent dispatched Kennedyville, Chestertown, Betterton, Galena, Kent and Queen Anne’s Rescue Squad and Kent EMS for a Dwelling Fire on Morgnec Road in the area of Stryckning Road.  As units were starting to respond two Kent Sheriff units were in the area and reported it was a 2.5 story single family home fully involved and almost on the ground.  Brush 4 arrived and confirmed the status of the Kent Sheriff Units and held the assignment to Kennedyville and Chestertown units along with two additional tankers.  Chestertown units cleared at 0534 hours with a total of 17 personnel on the call.
 
     
 

CRASH INVOLVING FARM TRACTOR - QUAKER NECK ROAD, CHESTERTOWN

Incident Date/Time: Sunday, June 1, 2014
Box Area: 60-3
Incident Command: Chief 6 (Neal)
Assigned Units: Engine 6, Rescue 6, Command 6, Ambulance 82, EMS1-4, EMS1-2

Box 60-3 was dispatched at 11:18 for an MVC involving a farm tractor at Quaker Neck Road and Johnsontown Road. Command 6 arrived finding a farm tractor partially off the roadway after being struck by a passing vehicle, which fled the scene. One patient was located still in the tractor with neck and back injuries. Crews worked to package the patient and developed a plan of action to extricate the patient, which was completed at 11:51. Ambulance 82 transported the patient BLS to Chestertown ER.

 
     
 

CHESTERTOWN NOW EQUIPPED WITH PET OXYGEN MASKS

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - The officers and members of the Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company are proud to place into service 4 Pet Oxygen kits. The kits include 3 different size masks that are reusable and that fit small animals to larger dogs. These kits will be placed on all 3 of our Engine's and there will also be one placed on our Ladder Truck. These kits will help us better aid our community as well as surrounding communities in assisting pets who have suffered smoke inhalation from structure fires. We look forward to being better prepared to serve our community with these kits. These 4 kits were purchased from www.petoxygenmasks.org. Please see there website on how to donate to there cause and possibly sponsor your local Fire/EMS Company or Department.

 
     
 

SUBJECTED CONFINED IN GRAIN SILO

Incident Date/Time: Saturday, April 26, 2014
Box Area: 50-5
Incident Command: Chief 5 (J. Price)
Assigned Companies: TW6

Kent dispatched Tower 6 to assist Betterton with a subject stranded in a grain silo. Units arrived to find a male subject that was not entrapped, but could not exit the silo, which was 75% full of grain. Tower 6 was set up for further recon. After a action plan was established, the grain was removed and the subject was able to exit through a passageway in the silo. There were no injuries.

 
     
 

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.
 


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