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Cadet Makes Transition to Firefighter

Congratulations to FF Justin Maggard.

FF Maggard made the transition from Cadet to Firefighter effective Tuesday, May 15, 2012 and is now working toward being cleared to ride.

Justin has been a dedicated Cadet Member and is looking forward to continuing his education, training and service to the citizens of Kent Island.

In keeping with tradition, Justin commemorates the transition from Cadet by signing the Cadet banner that hangs in the engine bay (See photo).

Lt. Francis Mowbray, Cadet Team Leader said, “it is truly a pleasure to have these young citizens volunteer as Cadets, to see them transition to the senior department and grow into qualified emergency responders. The Cadet Program provides our 14-16 year old teenagers the opportunity to learn about Fire and Emergency Medical Services, the importance of community service; as well as to gain team building and other life skills”.

Cadets are 14 to 16 years of age. If you are interested in becoming a Cadet Member, stop by the fire station or contact Lt. Mowbray at ffmedicmo@gmail.com or call (301) 821-7011.

More On KI Fatal Fire

Maryland State Police identified the victim of a fire in Queen Anne’s County and the cause of the blaze. Troopers said 47-year-old William Matthews was found inside his burned home in Stevensville on Kent Island on December 2. An autopsy indicated he died of smoke inhalation and thermal injuries. Investigators say Matthews started the fire, using an unidentified accelerant and igniting the blaze. It took 75 firefighters about an hour to get the fire under control. Damage was estimated at $550,000.

Fire Mystery in Stevensville

Firefighters in Stevensville discovered the body of a dead man during an afternoon house fire on Queen Anne Club Drive in Stevensville on Kent Island. Fire crews were battling the house fire when they came across the body of the 47-year-old homeowner William Edward Matthews. The cause of the blaze is under investigation and expected soon. The couple who own the home reportedly had a domestic argument on November 24th. Police were called but didn’t make any arrests.

Bozman House Fire Ruled Arson

The Maryland State Fire Marshal ruled the preliminary cause of the December 1 fire that destroyed a home on Bozman Neavitt Road as arson. Firefighters from St. Michaels, Tilghman, Oxford and Easton responded to the one-story home owned by Edwin Crouch. No one was injured. The fire caused an estimated $250,000 in structural damage and an estimated $200,000 in lost contents, according to the fire marshal’s office. It took 40 firefighters about an hour to control the blaze. The fire, discovered by Department of Natural Resources Police, started at the rear of the house. Anyone with information is asked to call the Arson Hotline at 1-800-492-7529 or the Upper Eastern Regional Office at 410-822-7609.