At our regular bimonthly training on Monday, November 28, 2022, members trained with new Rescue Engine 6, flowing water through Master Streams. (Master Streams are appliances designed to flow large quantities of water. They’re used on larger fires where the axiom is “Big Fire, Big Water”. Locally, a recent example of a large fire requiring Big Water was the Family Dollar fire, in Washington Square, nearly a year ago.
The Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company received the honor of escorting Mr. & Mrs. Kris Kringle to Chestertown Friday evening, November 25, 2022. Before departing the fire station for the parade marshaling location on Dixon Drive, the Kringles posed with those members on hand. The members you see in this photograph are the members riding the equipment through the parade. In the parade, Santa and his Mrs. rode in the basket of our tower, where everyone could see them! Christmas in Chestertown is officially underway. ??
Our “Inside the Fire Station – Member Spotlight” profile for November is Ms. Susan Joyner. Susan joined the Chestertown VFC in 1994 and was awarded Life Membership in 2018. In addition to her participation as a regular member, she is also a member of the fire company Auxiliary.
At a recent fire company meeting, long-time Life Member Michael “Mike” Olsen was selected as our “Inside the Fire Station – Member Spotlight” profile. While still in his mid-20’s, Mike joined the Chestertown VFC in 1996. In 2016, when he became eligible, his peers at the Chestertown VFC honored him by awarding Life Membership status.
On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at 6:08 pm, the Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company, Kent & Queen Annes Rescue Squad, Kent County EMS, and other Mutual Aid companies were dispatched for the Motor Vehicle Crash with Unknown Injury, in the 10300 block of Hanesville Road. This location is between Flatland Road (Maryland 514 – the cut-off towards Great Oak) and Fairlee Road (Maryland 298).
Need your pool filled or perhaps just a top-off?
With the first day of Spring right around the corner, it's time for people to start considering opening their swimming pools. Pool fills are a significant fundraising source for us.