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Building Fire - Church Ally, Chestertown


On Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 2:11 pm, the Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company, along with multiple mutual aid companies, was dispatched to a structure fire at 103 Church Alley in Downtown Chestertown. Chief 6 – John “Otis” Darling, who happened to be nearby, was the first to arrive at 2:15 pm. He went out with smoke showing from a combination office building, with an apartment in the rear. Shortly afterwards, he requested a Working Fire Dispatch, which adds additional resources to the incident.

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Bruce Neal, Doug Wilson, and Jimmy Wallace

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Bruce Neal, Jimmy Wallace, and Shawn Rideout

Dwelling Fire - Price Station Road, Church Hill


On Saturday, July 8, 2023, at 12:46 pm, the Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company was dispatched as mutual aid to the Church Hill VFC for the structure fire in the 1200 block of Prices Station Road. This is outside the small, unincorporated community of Price, which is located adjacent to the Blue Star Memorial Highway (U.S. 301). -See attached map- The response time from Chestertown is approximately 20 minutes.

Motor Vehicle Collision - Chestertown Road, Chestertown


On Monday, July 3, 2023, at 1:19 pm, near the intersection of Chestertown Road (Maryland 20) and Old Fairlee Road, Rock Hall VFC Paramedic 7 happened upon a single vehicle crash involving a utility pole. Paramedic 7 was returning to their station after delivering a patient to the hospital. Apparently, the crash had just occurred moments before. The Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company, Kent & Queen Annes Rescue Squad, Kent County EMS, and multiple other mutual aid companies were subsequently dispatched.

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Jan - 47 Jul - 53
Feb - 50 Aug - 56
Mar - 36 Sep - 0
Apr - 53 Oct - 0
May - 55 Nov - 0
Jun - 40 Dec - 0
Yearly Totals:
2023 - 390 2022 - 658
2021 - 577 2020 - 527

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