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Rescue 6 Sold to Fairfields Volunteer Fire Department

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

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 Rescue 6, our rescue truck, and eventually replace it with a Rescue-Engine. There is an apparatus committee currently working on the specifications for the new unit. One of the biggest features carried on Rescue 6 is a Cascade System, which allows the refill of breathing air cylinders at the scene of an emergency. This feature will be temporarily unavailable until the replacement unit is delivered. Until then we will work with our mutual aid companies as needed to continue that important task. Additionally, critical tools carried on Rescue 6, needed to fulfill our mission, have been relocated to units we still have in service.

Rescue 6 was sold to the Fairfields Volunteer Fire Department in Burgess, Northumberland County, Virginia. Transfer was made on Monday, April 13, 2020. Pictured are Chestertown VFC President Dave Eason, Chief John "Otis" Darling and Captain Renny Grapes. From Fairfields VFD, there is Chief Phillip Keyser and members Jay Clegg, Parker Childs and Philip Shahan.

We wish the officers and members of the Fairfields Volunteer Fire Department well as they take Rescue 6 on to the next chapter of her life. They are getting an excellent piece of equipment.

We would like to extend a special thank you to Robert Bainbridge with Fire Line Equipment. His assistance with this project was indispensable.

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