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Welcome to the Official Website of the Charles County Volunteer Rescue Squad!

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Charles County VRS
PO Box 40
La Plata, MD 20646

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CCVRS Virtual Awards Ceremony

Secretary Sharon Garner, January 09

This past Saturday, the CCVRS family came together to celebrate the accomplishments of our members. Our annual banquet is usually held in August each year, with special guests, dinner, administration of the oath of office to incoming officers and awards presentations to well-deserving members.

This year, much like everything else, was different - thanks to COVID-19. We gathered virtually instead ... (Full Story)

2020-2021 Operational and Administrative Officers

Secretary Sharon Garner, October 08

Congratulations to the following members on their election or appointment to their respective offices for 2020-2021! All members will take office effective immediately.

Chief Robert Ansell
Assistant Chief Christy Coffey
Captain Ben Bates
1st Lieutenant Quincy Cobey
2nd Lieutenant Kaitlyn ... (Full Story)

Virtual Dessert Auction

Secretary Sharon Garner, November 17

Are you looking for a yummy and unique dessert to add to your Thanksgiving table? Check our Facebook page for event details and how to bid. The event will begin Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 4:00 PM and end Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 4:00 PM, so mark your calendars!

Pick-up will be Wednesday, November 25, 2020 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM and payment may be made with cash or check. Check it out! ... (Full Story)

Charles Co. Volunteer Fire & EMS Depts. Participating in 2020 Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Campaign

Secretary Sharon Garner, November 17


Donate new, unwrapped toys for any age group by dropping off at any fire or EMS department in Charles County, the County Government Building (200 Baltimore St., La Plata) or Department of Emergency Services (10425 Audie Ln., La Plata). Donations accepted beginning Thursday, November 12, 2020 until Monday, December 7, 2020.... (Full Story)

No Caption 2019 Official White House Christmas Ornament

Member Sandy Willett, October 12

The CCVRS is selling the 2019 Official White House Christmas Ornament, honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the First President to use helicopters.

The price is $25.00 each.

Point of Contact is Denise Edelen, and you can reach her at 240-346-7993 or email Arrangements can be made to pick up the ornaments from the rescue squad in La Plata.

Payments can be made via- ... (Full Story & Photos)

2018-2019 Elections and Appointments

Asst. Chief Robert Ansell, July 01

Congratulations to the following members on their election or appointment to their respective offices! All members will take office on July 1st.


Butch Gregory, Chief

Robert Ansell, Assistant Chief

Christy Coffey, Captain

Jon Exline, Lieutenant
Luis Rodriguez, Lieutenant

Kelly Raff, Sergeant
Ashley Atkinson, Sergeant

Ashley Martin-Gregory, Chief's Aide
Kaleigh Moore, Chief's Aide

Brian ... (Full Story)

No Caption Susan Lofland Grote

Asst. Chief Robert Ansell, March 01

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart the Charles County Volunteer Rescue Squad announces the passing of Life Member and Past Chief Susan Grote “Nanny Goat”.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 10th, from 9AM to 11AM, at the La Plata Volunteer Fire Department, Station 1, 911 Washington Avenue, La Plata, Maryland.

Fire and EMS Service Prayers will take place at 11 AM at the conclusion ... (Full Story & Photos)

March 10 CPR Class Postpooned

March 01

We are postponing the March 10th CPR class to March 24th so that our members can attend funeral services for Past Chief Susan Grote. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The March 24th class will be at the same hours as the other classes during the year. Thank you for your understanding on this matter.... (Full Story)


The Charles County Rescue Squad was founded in 1952 with the mission to provide volunteer Emergency Medical Care to the citizens of Charles County.  Today, our volunteer's run more than 2000 emergency calls a year throughout LaPlata and the surrounding areas.  While our Advance Life-Support (ALS) unit is now staffed by career personnel from the County, our Basic Life-Support (BLS) ambulances', Operations and Administration functions remain entirely volunteer.  If you would like to lend support to our mission by becoming a volunteer or through donation, please contact us at  or by calling 301-934-4434.

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