About the Department
The College Park Volunteer Fire Department is located on Baltimore Avenue, just outside the main entrance to the University of Maryland campus. We average approximately 4500 calls for service per year in and around the greater College Park area. The department offers a variety of fire and EMS services including an engine company, truck company, foam unit, hazardous materials unit, two ambulances, and a paramedic unit. The firehouse is mostly staffed by live-in volunteers who are students at the University of Maryland, with supplemental career staffing during the week. Each student that lives-in volunteers his/her time, including nights and weekends, to ensure the safety of our community.