50 YEARS AGO
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