Operational Leadership

Robert Ansell - EMS Chief

Chief Robert Ansell joined the Charles County Volunteer Rescue Squad in 2010. Chief Ansell has held the operational positions of Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Assistant Chief. Chief Ansell is serving his third term as EMS Chief. 

Chief Ansell has served on numerous committees, including as a delegate to the EMS Executive Committee, Southern Maryland Volunteer Fireman’s Association, and chairman of the Apparatus Committee. Chief Ansell resides in the Town of La Plata and works for a local government agency.

Benjamin Bates – Assistant Chief

Shanetta Harley – Lieutenant

Alec Bertelli – Sergeant

Kelsey Winsor – Sergeant

Justin Tucker – Engineer
Denise Edelen – Deputy Engineer

Karen Evans – QA/QI
Amanda Glover – QA/QI

Jenny Mott – ICO

Administrative Leadership

Jeff Garner - President

President Jeff Garner joined the Charles County Volunteer Rescue Squad in 1998. President Garner has held numerous positions throughout his tenure, including Lieutenant, Vice President, and President. 

President Garner resides in, and works full time for the Town of La Plata as the Director of Public Works. His family, Sharon (wife) and Brandon (son), are also very proud members of Station 51.


BR Winkler – Vice President

Sharon Garner – Secretary

RJ Earnshaw – Treasurer

Dr. Laura Behm – Board Member
Darin Behm – Board Member
Bobby Simpson – Board Member
Shanetta Harley – Board Member

Rev. Dale Hupp – Chaplain

Allen Hayden – Building Engineer

Volunteer Today!

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