Always Remembered

This page is dedicated to all the men and women that have served the Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 of Chesapeake City and are no longer with us. May what they have given never be forgotten. We will be adding the names of other members that have passed in the future.




Richard L. Loller

On the morning of May 18,1956 the Volunteer Fire Company No.1 of Chesapeake City responded to the nearby town of Galena to assist in the extinguishment of oil tanks on fire at the Kent Oil Company. At approximately 8:30 the last of several explosions sent debris into a tree causing limbs to break and a pole to shatter. The falling debris caused fatal injuries to firefigher Loller. Several other fellow Chesapeake City firemen were also burned and a another firefighter from Betterton was fatally injured.

There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends.

Firefighter Loller has not and will not be forgotten.



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Firefighter's Prayer
 When I am called to duty, God,
wherever flames may rage,
give me strength to save a life,
whatever be its age.
Help me embrace a little child
before it is too late,
or save an older person from
the horror of that fate.
Enable me to be alert,
and hear the weakest shout,
quickly and efficiently
to put the fire out.
I want to fill my calling,
to give the best in me,
to guard my friend and neighbor,
and protect his property.
And if according to Your will
I must answer death's call,
bless with Your protecting hand,
my family one and all.





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