At 6:43 pm on Sunday, February 21, 2021 the Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company was dispatched as part of a multi-company response to the Motor Vehicle Collision with Injuries in the 9500 block of Flatland Road (Maryland 514). The crash scene was located between Stockton Startt Road and Mary Morris Road. First arriving found a two-vehicle, “Head-On” type crash with three patients. One vehicle had overturned and was laying on it’s side. Because of the serious nature of the incident, aviation had been requested.
At our bi-monthly regular meeting on Monday, February 15, 2021 one of our newest members was promoted from a probationary firefighter to regular “Black Helmet” status. We’re proud to announce Firefighter Charles “Chas” Willis, Jr. successfully completed all requirements and was awarded a “Black Helmet”.
Every year, the “President’s Award” goes to a member whose contributions towards the success of the company’s mission has been deemed invaluable by the Fire Company President. President Dave Eason has selected James B. (Brad) Russum as the 2020 recipient “President’s Award”. Brad is a Board of Director and the Deputy Chief on the Fire Operations side.
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 Engine 67, one of our Class A pumpers, and eventually replace it with a Rescue-Engine. There is an apparatus committee currently working on the specifications for the new unit. Along with a crew, a Class A pumper carries a pump, water, hose, and a complement of hand tools, and is considered the basic piece of firefighting equipment in any company’s firefighting toolbox.
On Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Chestertown VFC President Dave Eason announced Ms. Henrietta Maloney, our company treasurer, had been selected as the 2020 Administrative Officer of the Year. As treasurer, it is her responsibility to manage the financial affairs of the fire company.