As part of our long-range plan to improve overall service to our community, the Chestertown VFC has made a rather large change. The decision was made to sell Engine 67, one of our Class A pumpers, and eventually replace it with a Rescue-Engine. There is an apparatus committee currently working on the specifications for the new unit. Along with a crew, a Class A pumper carries a pump, water, hose, and a complement of hand tools, and is considered the basic piece of firefighting equipment in any company’s firefighting toolbox.
On Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Chestertown VFC President Dave Eason announced Ms. Henrietta Maloney, our company treasurer, had been selected as the 2020 Administrative Officer of the Year. As treasurer, it is her responsibility to manage the financial affairs of the fire company.
On Monday, December 28, 2020 at 7:53 pm, the Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company was dispatched as automatic Mutual Aid (for the Church Hill VFC) to Church Hill Road (Maryland 213) near the Bennett & Cohey Salvage Yard, south of Chestertown, for a Motor Vehicle Crash reported with Entrapment. The additional information provided indicated three (3) vehicles were involved with one entrapped.
Earlier this year, our “Member Spotlight – Inside the Fire Station” selectee was Robert Knoedler. Along with his wife Margaret, Robert joined the fire company in 1990. Of all our members, as a member of our “Fire Police” unit, Robert is one many in the public might recognize. Prior to a decline in health, he was frequently seen working traffic flow around our emergency incidents.