The Seat Pleasant Volunteer Fire Company is made up of a small group of dedicated volunteers that staff one of the busiest stations in Prince George’s County, Maryland, a bordering suburb of Washington DC.
The SPVFC operates two Class A pumpers, and a Basic Life Support Ambulance that protect a first due area of about 5.5 Square Miles with a population of around 35,000 people. Taking into account all of the areas that the SPVFC responds into on a regular basis, our overall Fire Protection Response area is about 38 Square Miles with a population of around 250,000.
Our first due consists of densely populated urban/residential areas with Interstate Highways, and other major state through-way crossings. We have high-rises, hotels, nursing homes and other high risk occupancy dwellings that we also respond to, outside of our first due.
The SPVFC prides itself on its aggressive interior attack firefighting techniques, a way of firefighting that is dying out in the American Fire Service of the 21st Century. We get the job done right, the way it should be, the first time we do it.
The Seat Pleasant Volunteer Fire & Community Welfare Association, Inc. was organized in 1915 and incorporated in 1916 by a civic-minded group of Seat Pleasant citizens for the purpose of providing fire protection for their neighbors and townspeople. As a welfare group, the fire department members provided food baskets and clothing for unfortunate persons in the area of Seat Pleasant during the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays. This charity service continued for a period of more than thirty years. Read More