We've debuted a new recruitment video. It's available on our YouTube channel along with social media platforms. We're in need of people to fill all positions, including Firefighting and Associate Members. Associate Members help with administrative duties, which includes fund raising and serving on various committees, etc. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter or an associate member with the Chestertown VFC, please visit our website at https://chestertownvfc.org/
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 Rescue 6, our rescue truck, and eventually replace it with a Rescue-Engine. There is an apparatus committee currently working on the specifications for the new unit. One of the biggest features carried on Rescue 6 is a Cascade System, which allows the refill of breathing air cylinders at the scene of an emergency. This feature will be temporarily unavailable until the replacement unit is delivered. Until then we will work with our mutual aid companies as needed to continue that important task. Additionally, critical tools carried on Rescue 6, needed to fulfill our mission, have been relocated to units we still have in service.
While we were prevented from bringing you the Easter Bunny in person, he stopped by the fire station and helped our members organize a Virtual Easter Egg Hunt. Take a few minutes and see if you can locate all the Easter Eggs scattered around the fire station and on the equipment.
We have unfortunate news to share! The Easter Bunny has to cancel his plans to tour around Chestertown and vicinity on Sunday, April 12. Given the current Public Health Emergency, the Health Department contacted him and expressed concerns about his event. The Easter Bunny is crestfallen at this sudden turn of events, and is disappointed he won't be able to greet boys and girls of all ages. We certainly share in his disappointment, and look forward to helping him celebrate Easter next year.