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Dwelling Fire - Montabellow Lake Road, Betterton


On Saturday, January 14, 2023, at 6:41 am, the Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company, along with multiple other companies, was dispatched as mutual aid to the Betterton VFC, for the structure fire at 28840 Montabello Lake Road. This is located in Smithville, near the intersection of Smithville Road and Montabello Lake Road. 9-1-1 caller was reporting a fire in the laundry room.

Motor Vehicle Collision - High Street, Chestertown


On Friday, January 13, 2023, at 11:20 am, the Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company, along with multiple other first due companies, including the Kent & Queen Annes Rescue Squad and Kent County EMS, was dispatched to the 800 block of High Street, near Lewes Dairy and the former Subway location, for the Serious Motor Vehicle Crash with Injuries. Information provided to first responders reported at least one patient unconscious. First arriving found a two-vehicle T-Bone type crash, with two patients, one of whom was trapped in their vehicle. The other vehicle had gone off the street and struck a nearby house, causing serious structural damage. There was also a negligible amount of fuel spilled from one vehicle, which had entered a storm drain.

2022 Statistical Report


In 2022, the Chestertown VFC responded to 660 calls for service with 712 individual unit responses. While we responded to 660 calls, not every call is a ‘Fire.’ We respond to a wide range of emergencies including motor vehicle collisions, unintentional fire alarm activations, and wires down, and yes, we respond to the occasional cat stuck in a tree. We are a 100% volunteer staffed department and our dedicated members spent countless hours of training to ensure your safety and provide the highest level of care and skill in any emergency situation to the citizens of our community. We have made it our duty to provide service for others and to act in the most professional way possible. With that, we hope for another successful year, and we thank you, our community members, for your continued support.

Passing of Life Member Elmer Horsey


With profound and abiding sadness, the Chestertown VFC announces the passing of Life Member and previous Board Director Elmer E. Horsey on January 1, 2023. He had also served as the Mayor of Chestertown.

December 2022 Top Responders


Bruce Neal, Kyle Thompson, and Doug Wilson

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Jan - 70 Jul - 53
Feb - 44 Aug - 48
Mar - 49 Sep - 58
Apr - 33 Oct - 51
May - 66 Nov - 60
Jun - 53 Dec - 73
Yearly Totals:
2022 - 658 2021 - 577
2020 - 527 2019 - 638

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