Our community has been struck with an unthinkable tragedy and our hearts are saddened. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Julianne Rosela who tragically passed Sunday, June 28th, when a racing boat lost control and collided with her spectator vessel at “Thunder On The Narrows”. Julianne, is the younger sister of one of our cadet members, Allison.
Funeral services for Julianne are planned for 11 am on Friday, July 3 at the Kent Island United Methodist Church, 2739 Cox Neck Road, Chester, MD 21619, where friends and family may visit on Thursday from 5-7 pm. Burial will follow the service at Woodfield Cemetery in Galesville, MD. Please consider donating to her memorial fund to help Julianne’s family honor her memory and help fund her funeral services.
To donate please go to http://www.gofundme.com/y4ka84c.
Two nights of FIREWORKS this year!!! Sunday, July 26th and Saturday, August 1st at Dusk.
Ride night will be every night and you can purchase your ride bracelets in advance at a reduced price of
$16 each on the following dates and locations listed below:
• July 6th – July 25th at Queenstown and Centreville National Banks (Kent Island & Chester Locations Only)
• July 3rd – July 25th FRIDAY and SATURDAYS evenings from 6pm-10pm at KIVFD
There will be $3 off coupons at local business that you may pick up to use if you would like to purchase your ride bracelets on the carnival grounds at regular price of $23 each.
As always our famous Pit Beef Sandwiches , Pit Ham Sandwiches, Lemonade, Milkshakes and everything that is sold under the white tents goes back to KIVFD 100% and is run all week by our KIVFD VOLUNTEERS! We THANK YOU in advance for supporting us and look forward to seeing you there!
Have the chimney inspected annually and cleaned if necessary, especially if it has not been used for some time.
• Do not use flammable liquids to start or accelerate any fire.
• Keep a glass or metal screen in front of the fireplace opening, to prevent embers or sparks from jumping out, unwanted material from going in, and help prevent the possibility of burns to occupants.
• Don’t use excessive amounts of paper to build roaring fires in fireplaces. It is possible to ignite creosote in the chimney by overbuilding the fire.
• Never burn charcoal indoors. Burning charcoal can give off lethal amounts of carbon monoxide.
• Keep flammable materials away from your fireplace mantel. A spark from the fireplace could easily ignite these materials.
• Before you go to sleep, be sure your fireplace fire is out. NEVER close your damper with hot ashes in the fireplace. A closed damper will help the fire to heat up again and will force toxic carbon monoxide into the house.
• If synthetic logs are used, follow the directions on the package. NEVER break a synthetic log apart to quicken the fire or use more than one log at a time. They often burn unevenly, releasing higher levels of carbon monoxide
A two vehicle crash Tuesday evening on Rt. 50 at the base of the West Bound Span of the Bay Bridge sent one driver to the hospital. The accident occurred when an eastbound passenger car struck the rear of a car who had stopped to avoid hitting another car in front of them. The road was open for one lane of traffic while Firefighters/EMT’s provided care to the injured patient.
Chief Thomas had Command. Units responding were Rescue 1, Engine 14, Chief 1, and Paramedic 10 Responded with 16 volunteers.
Shortly after clearing the incident, units returned to service and when pulling into the station, Engine 14 and Ambulance 1 were alerted for a medical call in the 1-10.
At 18:59 Units were dispatched for an accident in the Box 1-6. PM 100 arrived to find a single car vs. ditch and advised no entrapment. The patient was already out and had minor injuries which was place in care of PM 100.
Units responded Chief 1, Rescue 1, Engine 14, Ambulance 10, and Paramedic 100 responded with 22 volunteers