Our Mission

To provide volunteer Emergency Medical Care to the citizens of Charles County.

Charles County Rescue Squad

Charles County Rescue Squad is the county’s oldest volunteer rescue operation and one that owes much of its’ heritage to the Hotel, Restaurant and Tavern Association of Charles County.

The Squad can trace its roots back to an April 11, 1952 public appeal through the local newspaper for “drivers for the hospital ambulance.”  The Tavern Association donated an ambulance and delivery was expected sometime in May of that year but manpower was needed to provide the services.  Shortly after the arrival of the ambulance, the Charles County Ambulance Service was formed to provide emergency response to the citizens of Charles County.

The Charles County Volunteer Rescue Squad was founded in 1952 and is the County’s oldest volunteer rescue squad. We are located in downtown La Plata, Maryland, with our first due response area encompassing the town and other surrounding areas. 

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Become a Volunteer

The Charles County Volunteer Rescue Squad is always looking for qualified and motivated individuals to join our ranks. There are numerous benefits to becoming a volunteer here at Station 51, including but not limited to:

  • All training provided free of charge
  • College tuition reimbursement program
  • Maryland State tax deduction
  • LOSAP Retirement Program

To become a member, you do not need any previous experience. All training will be provided for free through the University of Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI).