The La Plata Volunteer Fire Department provides fire and emergency medical services to residents, businesses and visitors of the Charles County Area. We provide mutual aid to our neighboring departments and counties. We respond to all emergency situations including all aspects and measures related to the prevention, detection, control, and extinguishment of fires, hazardous material, and emergency medical responses. We are located 30 miles south of Washington, D.C.
911 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646
4 days ago
Always #moveover! We want to make it back home to our families after each call.Losing officers to traffic-related incidents in the line of duty isn’t an option. #MoveOver if you see emergency personnel on the shoulder. ... See MoreSee Less
UPDATE: Ms. Taylor was located unharmed at a friend’s home around 1:30 a.m.
Please keep an eye out for Ms. Taylor!UPDATE: On June 19 at 1:30 a.m., Ms. Taylor was found at a friend’s house she is safe and unharmed. Thank you!
PLEASE SHARE: CRITICAL MISSING PERSON
On June 18, during the early morning hours, Celestine Taylor, 70, was seen leaving the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata. Family members reported her missing after she did not come home. According to family, Taylor has dementia and may be lost. Taylor is 5'2" and weighs about 140 pounds. She was last seen wearing a purple jacket, blue shirt, camouflage pajama pants, gray tennis shoes with pink accents, and a sheer black head covering. She may be wearing eye glasses. Taylor does not have a vehicle and her cell phone does not appear to be functioning. Taylor has family in Waldorf, but may be heading to Washington D.C. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Taylor is asked to call 9-1-1 or the Charles County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number at (301) 932-2222. PLEASE SHARE. Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less
Flash Max officially introduced his newest character “Winkler the Fire Sprinkler” today at the MSFA convention. According to the NFPA, “The civilian death rate per 1,000 reported home fires was 81% lower in homes with sprinklers than in homes with no AES (Automatic Extinguishing System).”
The newest character is dedicated to a family lost in a home fire where sprinklers were not present. You can read their story here: fireadvocates.org/our-advocates/sher-grogg/.
Great job, Michael Flash Max Furman, on everything you do to spread the word about fire safety! ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to Firefighter Tommy Swann on receiving the Silver Spring Trophy Award at the Maryland State Fireman’s Association’s annual convention!
According to the MSFA, “The Silver Spring Trophy was established in 1981 by the Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Department and accepted by the Executive Committee. This award is presented each year at the MSFA Annual Convention to an individual who does the most in fire prevention for his/her community. The award is for an individual effort and, therefore, submission of the entry must be for one individual rather than a group or department effort. The intent of the award is to recognize fire prevention activities which the individual performs within his/her community.”
We are incredibly proud of and thankful for Tommy and all of the dedication that he puts into our fire prevention program. He has developed our fire prevention program into an award-winning and productive effort that provides life safety education year round to a multitude of different groups. ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations Tom. Thanks for your hard work and dedication to the La Plata area.
Congratulations Tommy Swann
Congratulations, Tommy. You always did a great job when you came to the schools that I worked in.
Congratulations and thank you for your service... he comes to Mitchell every year to educate our students.
Congrats! You are one busy retiree!
Congratulations TJ! Job well done!
Congrats Tom! Not surprised!!
Congratulations and thank you for all your hard work.
Thank you very much for Your service to your community. You deserve this award.
A wonderful honor bestowed onto a great volunteer !!!
Congratulations This goes to great Guy
Well deserved! Congratulations Tommy
Congratulations!! Tommy is such a great guy.
Well deserved Tommy, Congratulations!!
Well deserved! Congrats Tom Swann!!!!
Congratulations Tommy! Well deserved my friend🙂
Units operating on an Odor of Smoke call this evening in the first due #fdlp1volunteers ... See MoreSee Less
Where was that at
This evening, members attended the Maryland State Fireman’s Association’s Joint Memorial Service to honor Past Chief Gary Echols and others throughout the state who have passed away during the last year. ... See MoreSee Less
DAD...a son’s first hero, a daughter’s first love.
Happy Father’s Day to our members who are teaching their children the importance of being a part of something bigger than themselves and giving back to their community! And happy Father’s Day to the men that raised our members who became dedicated volunteers! Enjoy your day and thank you for all that you do! ... See MoreSee Less
Thank to all the fathers for your service and example you set
Happy Father's Day! Brothers
Happy Father's Day Guy's
🇺🇸 Happy Flag Day! 🇺🇸
“You’re a grand old flag,
You’re a high-flying flag,
And forever in peace may you wave.
You’re the emblem of
The land I love.
The home of the free and the brave.
Ev’ry heart beats true
Under Red, White and Blue,
Where there’s never a boast or brag.
But should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.” ... See MoreSee Less