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Inside the Station - Member Spotlight


Phillip R. (Phil) Russum was selected as the September “Inside the Fire Station – Member Spotlight” to be profiled. As a long-time firefighter and retired law enforcement officer, Phil is known far and wide across the county and the region in general. He has an easy-going, jovial manner that instantly puts people at ease. From the first introduction, he makes people feel as though they’ve known him for years.

Dwelling Fire - River Shore Road, Chestertown (QA)


On Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at 3:20 pm, the Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company was dispatched as Automatic Mutual Aid to Church Hill VFC for the Structure Fire in the 200 block of River Shore Road, Kingstown, Queen Annes County. As we were already operating at a minor Motor Vehicle Crash with Injuries, dispatched just minutes before, personnel were at the station. We made an immediate response.

Top responders for September


Doug Wilson, Bryan Svoboda and Keith Vanzant

Motor Vehicle Collision - Lambs Meadow Road, Worton


On Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at 12:36 pm, the Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company, Kent & Queen Annes Rescue Squad, Kent County EMS, and multiple mutual aid companies were dispatched to Lambs Meadow Road (Maryland 298) and St. James-Newtown Road for the Motor Vehicle Collision – High Velocity – Reported as Head-On with Fire & Entrapment. First arriving found a two-vehicle, head-on type collision with two patients.

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Incident statistics

Jan - 36 Jul - 40
Feb - 43 Aug - 44
Mar - 44 Sep - 79
Apr - 35 Oct - 0
May - 50 Nov - 0
Jun - 46 Dec - 0
Yearly Totals:
2021 - 417 2020 - 527
2019 - 638 2018 - 594

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