50 YEARS AGO

Record Observer - - Opinion -

The Queen Anne’s County Com­mis­sion­ers heard with in­ter­est Tues­day a plan pre­sented by mem­bers of the Grasonville Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment to or­ga­nize an emer­gency res­cue squad to an­swer calls any­where in the county.

Don­ald An­thony, Grasonville’s Chief, and mem­bers Henry Gern­ert, Jay Seltzer and Ken­ley Timms pre­sented the com­mis­sion­ers with the list of needs for stan­dard equip­ment and re­quire­ments for mem­bers at the Tues­day af­ter­noon ses­sion.

Although the Grasonville com­pany would greatly ap­pre­ci­ate any help the county could give them in rais­ing funds, the rep­re­sen­ta­tives made it fairly clear that they would pro­ceed with the plans for or­ga­ni­za­tion with or with­out sup­port.

••• Vol­un­teer fire­fight­ers in Kent and Queen Anne’s coun­ties re­sponded to 616 alarms dur­ing last year and an­swered 534 am­bu­lance calls.

While both fig­ures were

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