Jan 111
Feb 134
Mar 111

2013 TOTAL: 1555
2012 TOTAL: 1362
2011 TOTAL: 1378
2010 TOTAL: 1330




The Kent and Queen Anne's Rescue Squad is located in historic Chestertown on Maryland's scenic eastern shore. From its modest beginnings in 1961 when one vehicle and a handful of volunteers ran 73 calls to 2013 when our volunteers responded to 1555 calls, the Kent and Queen Anne's Rescue Squad is the primary ambulance organization in Chestertown and outlying rural areas. Volunteers are of all ages and come from all walks of life; most have extensive  training and experience in the emergency medical services. Many members are also trained in firefighting, hazardous materials operations, rescue operations, dispatch, and scuba diving. The Rescue Squad's current fleet includes three ALS-equipped ambulances, one rescue truck, two boats, a special operations trailer, an all-terrain vehicle, two utility vehicles, and an ALS equipped chase vehicle. The spirit of the Kent and Queen Anne's Rescue Squad is alive and well in its volunteers, who selflessly dedicate countless hours in service to their community.


Recent News


Maryland State Police Aviation

October 1, 2013 - The Kent and Queen Anne's Rescue Squad, along with other area EMS providers, routinely work in conjunction with the Maryland State Police Aviation Section which provides aero-medical pre-hospital care and transport to critically injured patients, or those needing to be seen by specialty centers. Their service is an invaluable resource in efficient and successful pre-hospital care. Below are some photo's of recent incidents in which we required their services, including a photo of one of the new helicopters, an AW-139. More information on their services can be found at www.mspaviation.org.


Boat 8 Enhancement Project

September 23, 2013 - In the last few months, members have been taking steps to enhance the resources on the Rescue Boat. With the equipment purchased and installed, Boat 8 now has fire suppression capabilities. The members of the department have been training on this new resource available to the residents of greater Chestertown. This new system was first put to the test today, when Boat 8 responded to a boat fire in the Sassafras River. Boat 8, along with Boat 3 (Galena) and Harford County Boat 552 (Susquehanna) operated on a 42' power boat with heavy fire throughout.


Company-Level Rescue Boat Training

March 23, 2013 - Over ten members of the department spent Saturday morning on the Chester River familiarizing themselves with the deployment and operations of Boat 8. Led by EMT/Diver Nelson and EMT Lobley, members donned cold and ice water rescue suits and reviewed procedures for launching and operating Boat 8. General rescue boat operations as well as boater's safety was also reviewed. The Kent & Queen Anne's Rescue Squad generally see's an increase in Rescue Boat calls as the boating season gets under way.


Annual Installation of Officers & Appreciation Dinner

January 19, 2013 - The Kent & Queen Anne's Rescue Squad held our annual installation dinner at the Frank M. Jarman American Legion Post this Saturday night. Chief Schauber acted as Master of Ceremonies. Guests enjoyed a delicious buffet style dinner and deserts hosted by the members of the American Legion. Several members were presented with awards recognizing their dedication to the community in various aspects of the organization. The 2013 Officers were installed by Kent County Sheriff John Price, who was also made an honorary member of the Rescue Squad this year for his many years of support to the Rescue Squad. We were also honored to have one of our original charter members in attendance, Mr. Barclay Bloomgarden. The Church Hill Fire Department provided ambulance coverage while our members attended the dinner. The upcoming year again looks promising for the Rescue Squad and our volunteer membership, who devote countless hours of service to the citizens and visitors of Kent County.





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