Make sure you stop by and see us at our Annual Fireman’s Carnival located at Kent Island High School. The carnival is open every evening from 6-10 through this Saturday, August 1st when we close out with another spectacular fireworks display at dusk.
Make sure you purchase your ground prize tickets and your cash bash ticket chances while you are there. You don’t want to miss out on these amazing prizes. Come out and support your local Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department. See you there.
Two nights of FIREWORKS this year!!! Sunday, July 26th and Saturday, August 1st at Dusk.
Ride night will be every night.
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!
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.
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.