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Letter to the Editor: A fire hero

Posted on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 3:25 pm

A Strange Thing Happened…..

Chief David Robey from the Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department was on his way to All American Harley-Davidson on Thursday April 2, 2015 to finish up some paperwork for a Harley-Davidson that the Fire Department had purchased to raffle off for their fundraiser. He was travelling on rt. 6 just outside of LaPlata when he noticed that there was smoke bellowing out of a house. He drove up the driveway rushed up to the door and started pounding on it to see if anyone was inside. Eventually a fellow stumbled to the door gasping for air and Chief Robey asked him if there was anyone else in the house. There were two women in back rooms and the Chief could not get to them due to the dense smoke. He then rushed out of the house around the back and opened up a window and rescued the two women from the home.

When Chief Robey arrived to All American to do the paperwork, he apologized for being late and described to me what had just happened. While he(like many of our hero’s) acted like he was just doing his job. Folks, this blew me and the staff of All American Harley-Davidson away ! How many of us would either not have noticed the house was on fire, or assumed that the fire department was already called and not stopped ? Chef Robey got a huge round of applause from us and our customers when I shared what he had just done. We cannot thank him enough.


Steve Smurf Keene – GM, All American Harley-Davidson

Hughesville, MD