On March 16, 1911, about midnight, the people of Chesapeake City were called from their homes by a fire alarm. The town at this time did not have any Fire Company and the town residents had to use buckets in order to stop the fire. The fire was located on Canal Street. The men with their buckets were doing all they could to put an end to the blaze but it had too much of a head start.
The steamer PENN was going through the Canal, seeing the blaze stopped to help and with their help were able to save some buildings, but not before the fire destroyed three buildings. This was a great loss to the owners of the houses as well as for the people living in them.
The people of the town hastened to organize a Fire Company. A meeting was held on April 1, 1911 in a building owned by Mr. Reed. At this meeting they decided to ask each taxpayer in town to pay a certain amount towards the starting of a Fire Company.
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Volunteer Fire Company #1 of Chesapeake City would like to congratulate the following members on being inducted into the prestigious Hall of Fame:
Congratulations to each and every one of you, as you have earned your place in history and being immortalized forever in our company Hall of Fame!!!
On March 9, 2014, members of Stations 2/12 and Station 9 participated in company level training on RIT/PAR under the instruction of Chief John Loveless Sr.
On March 5, 2014, Engine 12 participated in training at MFRI NERTC with the Cecil County School of Technology's Fire Science Program. The crew on Engine 12 included Driver/Assistant Chief 12 Jeff Ritter and Firefighter Brett Wyatt.
On March 1, 2014, at 21:15, Volunteer Fire Company #1 of Chesapeake City was alerted for a structure fire in Elkton on Sage Court.
Engine 2 responded with a crew of four, including Driver/Chief John Loveless Sr., Officer/Captain 2 Terry McCracken, Firefighter Kevin Sinclair and Firefighter Brett Wyatt. Ambulance 291 also made the response with Driver/Captain 2-1 Randy McLennan and Firefighter Terry Ferguson.
Administrative Fire and EMS Officers for the 2014 Fiscal Year have been chosen and are as follows:
Health and Safety Officer - Ray Stevens, Sr.
Chief Engineer - Don Briscoe
Assistant Engineers - Kevin Sinclair, Timothy Cunningham, Matt Coffin and Ashton Holland
EMS Secretary - Jason Cantera
Congratulations to the following for winning their elected positions:
John Loveless, Sr. - Chief
Morgan McLennan - EMS Captain
Terry Ferguson, serving 1st term as President
James Wadkins- Re-elected to Board of Directors, serving term as Vice President
Chris Arches - Board of Director
Heather Loveless - Board of Director
Don Burch - Re-elected to Board of Directors
Ed Long - Re-elected to Board of Directors
House Fire Woodside Drive
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Father and son, Terry and Ryan Ferguson
at the controlled burn in Cecilton.