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
Current Weather Watches & Warnings
2 days ago
Temperatures are heating up this week ☀️The heat and humidity is expected to peak on Wednesday, July 17, with heat indexes of 100 to 105 degrees, and then again Friday into Saturday, with highs of 100 to 110 degrees. ⛈Thunderstorms with damaging winds and isolated flooding are possible.
If you or someone you know need a place to cool off, you can visit the following public buildings during regular business hours:
🔶 Capital Clubhouse (Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.), 3033 Waldorf Market Place, Waldorf
🔶 Richard R. Clark Senior Center (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.), 1210 Charles Street, La Plata
🔶 Nanjemoy Community Center (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.), 4375 Port Tobacco Road, Nanjemoy
🔶 Charles County Public Library (All branches: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m; Friday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
📚La Plata Branch, 2 Garrett Avenue, La Plata
📚P.D. Brown Memorial Branch, 50 Village Street, Waldorf
📚Potomac Branch, 3225 Ruth B. Swan Drive, Indian Head
📚Waldorf West Library, 10405 O'Donnell Place, Waldorf
Pools are available as cooling centers during summer months:
💧Outdoor Pools (Monday through Friday, Noon – 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon– 6 p.m.)
🏊♀️La Plata High School, 6035 Radio Station Road, La Plata
🏊♀️Thomas Stone High School, 3785 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf
🏊♀️McDonough High School, 7165 Marshall Corner Road, Pomfret
Monday through Sunday, noon- 5 p.m.
🏊♀️Donald M. Wade Aquatic Center at St. Charles High School, 5305 Piney Church Road, Waldorf
🏊♀️North Point High School, 2500 Davis Road, Waldorf
Monday through Friday, Noon – 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon– 5 p.m.
🏊♀️Lackey High School, 3000 Chicamuxen Rd, Indian Head ... See MoreSee Less
4 days ago
Our department was honored to participate with Indian Head VFD in the life celebration service for Firefighter/President Tommy Jenkins of Nanjemoy VFD today. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with his family and his Nanjemoy VFD family. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for everything!
Thank you for your service
6 days ago
Truck 1 is currently operating on a working house fire in the 1600 Block of Boarman Ct. Waldorf Engine 33 arrived on scene with smoke showing. ... See MoreSee Less
Hoping you are all ok after that🙏🏽
1 week ago
With more storms rolling into our area producing heavy amounts of rain, please DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH STANDING WATER. Some County roads are already closed due to flooding. Practice these simple steps for flash flood safety to keep you and your family safe. ... See MoreSee Less
🚨 TRAFFIC ALERT 🚨
A funeral procession will travel through La Plata today for Porter Hamrick who served over 50 years at the Indian Head Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad as a volunteer firefighter through the ranks to Assistant Fire Chief and Vice President. Mr. Hamrick was also a World War II and Korean War Army veteran.
Areas that the procession will travel through include Hawthorne Road, Washington Avenue, and Rosewick Road. Intersections will be blocked to allow the procession to make its way through Town. We appreciate your patience as we honor this great man who has given so much to our county and our nation. 🚒🇺🇸 #honorandrespect #volunteershaveheart #thankyouforyourservicesir ... See MoreSee Less
Fitting tribute for an outstanding friend! Rest In Peace Porter! I can almost hear the combined laughter from Porter, Frank, Gary, Roy, Charlie, Danny and Clarence! Heaven has welcomed a new hero!
Thank y’all for all your help company 9 appreciates that
Thanks for the help fellas
Have so much love for porter porter. Rest In Peace
A wonderful tribute to a great man ... love you “Quarter” 💕
Thank You for the the help today our family is very grateful!
Rest in peace Porter Hamrick southern Maryland appreciates your service and duty to our county and state .🚑🚔🚒🚑🙏🙏
Certainly, blessings go out to his family & friends
Thoughts and prayers to the entire hamrick Family
Rest in Peace sir
Thank you for your Service Porter Hamrick.
I salute you for your compassion....
Condolences to Porter's family & Indian Head. VFD/RS . A fine man and dedicated to Chas. Co. Fire/EMS. May he rest in peace
Happy 4th of July! 🇺🇸 We are so thankful for our great nation and are mindful of those who have served to protect our lives and liberties. We hope everyone has enjoyed their holiday! 🚒🇺🇸#fdlpinthecommunity #fdlpvolunteers ... See MoreSee Less
Helpful information when attending events with children. Thanks for the great tip, La Plata PD! #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #communitypartners #fdlpvolunteersLPPD PSA - Help First Responders Help You. Please take a photo of your child before entering a large public event in case you're separate. The photo can be quickly shared with first responders which will help expedite you and your child being reunified. ... See MoreSee Less
Great idea and easy to do as we all carry cell phones
3 weeks ago
Happy #FastestWaterFriday! 💦
Fun Fact: smoke will never set off fire sprinklers! Fire protection systems are quite sophisticated, and are designed to be heat-sensitive – so sprinklers only activate when temperatures hit about 135-165 degrees Fahrenheit. 🌡
Furthermore, unlike you see in the movies, each sprinkler head is triggered individually. So if one is activated, it will not automatically set off the entire building's system.
Learn more: www.usafireprotectioninc.com ... See MoreSee Less