At 2:04 pm on Thursday, July 30, 2020, the Chestertown VFC, Kennedyville VFC, Kent & Queen Annes Rescue Squad, Betterton VFC, Rock Hall VFC, Crumpton VFC, Church Hill VFC, and Kent County EMS was dispatched to the 10300 block of Augustine Herman Highway (Maryland 213) for the Motor Vehicle Collision with Unknown Injuries. The crash location was between Hopewell Corner (Maryland 213 & Maryland 297 – Suds & Soda) and Hassengers Corner (Maryland 213 & Maryland 561 – Chestertown Animal Hospital). The precise location is locally called “Goose Hill”.
Jeffrey H. Thompson was selected as our “Member Spotlight” a few weeks ago. Jeff, as he is widely known, has a long and distinguished career with the Chestertown VFC and the fire service in general. That career is still going strong and vibrant.
With deep sadness, the Chestertown VFC announces the passing of member Michael O. (Mike) Standridge. Mike was from Rock Hall and belonged to the Rock Hall VFC. After he graduated from Kent County High School, he worked at Dixon Valve here in Chestertown. With his devotion and desire to give back to the community, he then joined the Chestertown VFC.
At our regular meeting on Monday, June 1, 2020, we selected “Life Member” Harry C. Everett for the “Inside the Fire Station – Member Spotlight” to profile this week. Most people may not know him by his given name, but they probably do know him as “Sonny”. Still? Others may know him, but not know his name. However you may know Sonny, he is easily recognizable as a mainstay of our community. For as long as this writer can remember, he has been popular with everyone he meets.
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."
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 1932, the "Standard on Use, Maintenance, and Service Testing of In-Service Fire Department Ground Ladders".
With deep, abiding sadness, the Chestertown VFC announces the passing of Theodore "Ted" Landskroener. Mr. Ted was a Life Member of long-standing, going back to the 1960's. He served a number of terms on our Board of Directors. Some of those terms included milestones such as new apparatus purchases.