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Dangers & Hazards of Fires Involving Lithium-Ion Batteries

Sunday, March 26, 2023
On Sunday, March 26, 2023, the Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company hosted an awareness class on the dangers and hazards of fires involving Lithium-Ion batteries. These are the energy sources for most eVehicles, eBikes, eSkateboards, personal eHovercraft, etc., and personal electronics such as laptops, tablets & notebooks, even cellphones, etc. This is a major emerging threat facing the modern fire service, as the problems are multifold and complex.

Top Responders for February 2023

Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Bruce Neal, Shawn Rideout, Jimmy Wallace and Micahel McGnnis

Chief Bruce Neal Achievement Award

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Top Reponders for January 2023

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Bruce Neal, Jimmy Wallace, Jesse Downey Jr., Christopher Spray, and Doug Wilson

Dwelling Fire - Montabellow Lake Road, Betterton

Saturday, January 14, 2023
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

Friday, January 13, 2023
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

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Passing of Life Member Elmer Horsey

Sunday, January 1, 2023
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

Sunday, January 1, 2023
Bruce Neal, Kyle Thompson, and Doug Wilson

Rescue Engine 6 Placed in Service

Saturday, December 17, 2022

November 2022 Top Responders

Thursday, December 1, 2022
Caleb Sadzinski, Doug Wilson, Bruce Neal, and Kyle Thompson

Santa Arrives in Chestertown

Friday, November 25, 2022
The Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company received the honor of escorting Mr. & Mrs. Kris Kringle to Chestertown Friday evening, November 25, 2022. Before departing the fire station for the parade marshaling location on Dixon Drive, the Kringles posed with those members on hand. The members you see in this photograph are the members riding the equipment through the parade. In the parade, Santa and his Mrs. rode in the basket of our tower, where everyone could see them! Christmas in Chestertown is officially underway. ??

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