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Car in the Water - Cannon Street, Chestertown


At 4:27 pm on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the Chestertown VFC, Kent & Queen Annes Rescue Squad (Ambulance & Boat), Kennedyville VFC, Church Hill VFC, Betterton VFC (Boat), Galena VFC (Boat), Rock Hall VFC (Boat) and Kent County EMS was dispatched to the vehicle overboard & sinking, at 98 Cannon Riverfront Grille, at the foot of Cannon Street.

Outside Fire - Foot of High Street, Chestertown


On Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 2:03 pm, the Chestertown VFC was dispatched to the Foot of High Street by the Town Dock for an Outside Fire. The caller was reporting mulch on fire at that location.

Pump Operator Traning - Chestertown Marina, Chestertown


On Friday, May 15, members of the Chestertown VFC took Engine 6 to the Chestertown Marina to perform in-service training for draft and pump operations. Drafting is the process where water is drawn from a static source such as the river, bay, creek, stream, even a swimming pool. It's most often used now at large fires in areas away from municipal hydrants. We carry large, collapsible drafting basins that can be quickly set-up. One or more engines can establish a draft in one or more of these basins to supply firefighting operations. At the same time, by employing a Tanker Task Force, a system of water shuttles is set up.

Annual Pump Tests


In order to maintain a high state of equipment readiness and dependability, the Chestertown VFC maintains an aggressive maintenance and testing program on our equipment. While each piece of equipment is regularly inspected by our personnel, we also adhere to the recommendations of the National Fire Protection Association - Pamphlet 1911, the standard for the "Inspection, Maintenance, Testing, and Retirement of In-Service Emergency Vehicles."

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Jan - 42 Jul - 0
Feb - 44 Aug - 0
Mar - 35 Sep - 0
Apr - 29 Oct - 0
May - 0 Nov - 0
Jun - 0 Dec - 0
Yearly Totals:
2020 - 150 2019 - 638
2018 - 594

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