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.
Engine 67 was sold to the Cecilton Volunteer Fire Company, just up the road in Cecil County. We occasionally work with Cecilton on incidents, and we will probably see this engine from time to time. The transfer of ownership was made on Friday, January 22, 2021.
Pictured from R-L: John “Otis” Darling – Chestertown VFC Chief, Jason Reamy - Cecilton VFC Chief, Wilson Davis – Cecilton VFC Assistant Chief, and Ronnie Goudy – Cecilton VFC Lieutenant. (Masks were briefly removed for photograph.)
We wish the officers and members of the Cecilton Volunteer Fire Company well as they take Engine 67 on to the next chapter of her life. They are getting an excellent piece of equipment that has served the Chestertown community well since 1996.