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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
Santa is on the way! ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you! We’ve been faithfully waiting!!!!
Thank you for coming to our street! So exciting to see you and all those amazing trucks!
Santa Runs are currently delayed E11, E12, FTA1, and Chief 1 are currently operating on a chimney fire off Rose Hill Rd. ... See MoreSee Less
What time do you think you'll make it to Elaine Ct?
Be safe! Do they still plan on heading out for the runs tonight?
It was the best yet!! 🙏 Thank you, La Plata Volunteer Fire Department, Inc!😀
Where is Santa tonight?
Santa Runs will continue as scheduled tonight, we look forward to seeing you out there! ... See MoreSee Less
3 days ago
It is with deepest sorrow RVFD announces the death of Lt. Sander Cohen as the result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle incident on I-270 on Friday December 8, 2017. Lt. Cohen, 33, had stopped to assist another motorist when he was struck by another vehicle.
Lt. Cohen joined the RVFD in April 2003. He was an active member who was the shift leader for the Thursday shift. He previously was a member of the Board of Directors. In his service to the community, Lt. Cohen had received multiple commendations for service and heroism. Lt. Cohen was a Deputy Chief and Commander of the Northeast Region with the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal , an agency of the Maryland State Police
Lt. Cohen grew up in Rockville and was a graduate of Winston Churchill High School. He will be sorely missed by his many friends within the fire/rescue and law enforcement communities.
Funeral Arrangements will be posted when they become available. ... See MoreSee Less
So sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace
Sending prayers. Very sorry for your loss.
5 days ago
Attention Residents of Kerrick Manor and Hawkins Gate Rd. Santa Runs have been rescheduled to the Saturday December 16,2017 make up day. ... See MoreSee Less
What time on Simms landing rd
Unfortunately we were unable to visit Kerrick Drive and Hawkins Gate Rd for Santa Runs tonight. Keep an eye out for make up dates! ... See MoreSee Less
Susie Lockwood Sheriff
Jackie Cooksey I thought it was next weekend but we can still make it depending on the date
Do you go through Gleneagles North/South and Sheffield neighborhoods?
Omg we waited past 10 pm last night; kids were sad. I thought I checked Facebook but I missed this post. Hopefully soon!! We are waiting ))) happy holidays
Kristin Quade Kenny Golway
Due to receiving emergency calls at the end of Santa Runs we were unable to bring Santa to the Ellenwood Neighborhood off of Charles St this evening. Santa will visit Ellenwood first thing tomorrow evening during Santa Runs. ... See MoreSee Less
God Bless You Guys/Gals! Stay Safe!
Thank you guys so much for coming, you made my kids night! They were bummed Saturday!
La Plata Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. shared a post.
2 weeks ago
Swing by the station this Friday to get pictures with Santa and shop with various vendors.
Here’s a Thanksgiving safety tip from Flash Max. Our volunteers wish you a very happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday! 🦃
Flash Max and 'Tom' with an important Thanksgiving fire safety message about outdoor turkey fryers. Please share, and also subscribe to the new family-friendly Flash Max Fire Safety Superhero YouTube channel. Have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving! ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Thanksgiving have a safe & quiet day.
3 weeks ago
Santa Runs to start this Friday! Check out the schedule go see when we are coming to your neighborhood! ... See MoreSee Less
Kathleen I get off work at 5 Friday. What time should we come down?
Last year we waited and never saw him. How about Hemlock Court in laplata? What time does it normally start?
Do they Do this in Waldorf?
Just a quick thank you for your annual Santa ride through the streets! Made a six year old little man very happy and excited. Hope Santa and all his firefighter elves enjoyed the applesauce bread.
Lynn Wallace Hopkins
We missed it.... dag we had family to visit with in dahlgren.....
Is santa still out????
When are you doing Pennshill rd?
I thought the runs are in order of the flyer? We held of on dinner and putting our youngest in bed because our neighborhood was 3rd on the list...
We waited for you guys tonight but you only went north on Quailwood Parkway and our house is on the south side. My girlies were disappointed! Hopefully we’ll catch you next year☺️
We would love it if you turned down Prospect Hill Road this evening while you’re in the area!
Since Santa is going to Town Hall for Christmas Party tomorrow (Dec 3), does that mean that his run through the neighborhoods will be later than normal?
Did we miss tonights run? Trying to keep thy little one up long enough to see Santa.
How do I find out when the Greenhaven Run will occur?
What time do the runs start? Our neighborhood is on the list for tonight but wanted to make sure we would be home!
Are you still coming out tonight
Kids loved it as always.
SANTA RUN Dec 9, 2017 UPDATE, on a chimney fire. Santa runs will be delayed tonight.
Another fire safety tip from our pal, Flash Max...Don't forget to CHANGE YOUR SMOKE ALARMS' BACK-UP BATTERIES this weekend when you change your clocks! ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago
For all interested or inquiring about the Tuesday Night Bingo that has been taking place at the firehouse. The La Plata Volunteer Fire Department does not run this event and has no affiliation to the group that does. We can provide no schedule or information regarding it, however all inquiries can be directed to 240-776-2288. Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less
La Plata Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. added 2 new photos.
2 months ago
Busy last few days for the La Plata Volunteers, on Tuesday October 24th RE13, E12, and Chief 1 responded to Crain Hwy/ Mitchell Rd for a vehicle on its side with one person trapped. Crews extricated the patient with the assistance of Squad 10.
Wednesday October 25th T1 responded to a garage fire with extension into the residence off of Acton Ln in Waldorf. T1 operates as the first due truck providing a search of the residence, throwing ladders, and checking for extension.
This morning E12 responded to a small furnace fire in the first due off of Marshall Corner Rd. ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks for serving!
Congratulations to our very own Jimmy Cox, who is a career firefighter with Fairfax County Fire and Rescue on completing his probationary period and receiving his black shield. Way to go Jimmy!Congratulations to Probationary Firefighter Jimmy Cox for completing his rookie year. Firefighter Cox received his black shield today from Captain Norris and his Master Tech. John Boyer.
Jimmy completes a year that has seen him finish his probie training, get turned over as an ambulance driver and released as a truck qualified firefighter. Great job Jimmy. Keep up the good work! ... See MoreSee Less
Flash Max with a Fire Prevention Week 2017 home 🔥 fire safety message for children and families. Remember, home fire safety is a TEAM effort for the entire family. Children should always practice their home fire escape plans and safety measures with parental/adult guidance and supervision! ... See MoreSee Less
Mike this is such an awesome ! message and overall Fantastic program you have done!
Less than 3 weeks until our open house! Join us for a fun filled afternoon at the firehouse learning more about what we do! ... See MoreSee Less
Additional video from the Durham Ct fire this afternoon courtesy of Ryan Gick ... See MoreSee Less
Janice Berry Kirk
This evening the La Plata Volunteers were alerted to a house fire on Durham Ct off Mitchell Rd. Chief 1 arrived on scene with fire showing from the garage with extension to the living space of the residence. E12 and T1 along with several other mutual aid companies worked hard to extinguish the fire. E11 reported to the fill site to supply a tanker shuttle. No injuries were reported.
This is the second day the new Truck 1 has been in service and the first fire it has run.
Thank you to Ryan Gick for the video. ... See MoreSee Less
Hope everyone is ok
Great work everyone!
Danny Stonestreet Vinny Mcgovern
Janice Berry Kirk
Thank you so much for all you've done for my Inlaws.
Karyn Kirke, glen Glen W Kirk, Laurie Kirk
We saw the aftermath in the traffic
David, this is where the smoke was coming from last night
As of 1900 hours this evening Truck 1 was officially placed in service and available for calls. Thank you to our Truck Committee, officers, and all our members who put in so much hard work to get to this point. ... See MoreSee Less