At 5:32 pm on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 the Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company, along with multiple mutual aid companies, was dispatched for the Motor Vehicle Collision with Entrapment, reported Head-On, in the 26700 block of Morgnec Road (Maryland 291) just west of American Legion Road. First arriving was a paramedic from Kent County EMS, confirming head-on crash, with two trapped… the only occupants of their respective vehicles. Tragically, one patient was declared deceased at the scene, with the second patient pinned in their vehicle. This patient was in extremely serious condition.
Associate Member Debbie Hodges was selected as our March “Inside the Fire Station – Member Spotlight” profile. After they relocated to Chestertown from Anne Arundel County, Debbie joined us in 2006 with her husband, Donald “Donnie” Hodges, Sr. Donnie has prior experience as a volunteer firefighter in Anne Arundel County.
At 6:43 pm on Sunday, February 21, 2021 the Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company was dispatched as part of a multi-company response to the Motor Vehicle Collision with Injuries in the 9500 block of Flatland Road (Maryland 514). The crash scene was located between Stockton Startt Road and Mary Morris Road. First arriving found a two-vehicle, “Head-On” type crash with three patients. One vehicle had overturned and was laying on it’s side. Because of the serious nature of the incident, aviation had been requested.
At our bi-monthly regular meeting on Monday, February 15, 2021 one of our newest members was promoted from a probationary firefighter to regular “Black Helmet” status. We’re proud to announce Firefighter Charles “Chas” Willis, Jr. successfully completed all requirements and was awarded a “Black Helmet”.
Every year, the “President’s Award” goes to a member whose contributions towards the success of the company’s mission has been deemed invaluable by the Fire Company President. President Dave Eason has selected James B. (Brad) Russum as the 2020 recipient “President’s Award”. Brad is a Board of Director and the Deputy Chief on the Fire Operations side.