Serving the Community Since 1955

The Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad is a corps of volunteers who provide basic life support, advanced life support, and fire and rescue service to Wheaton and the surrounding community.   WVRS has provided continuous service every hour of every day since 1955. Over the past 60 years we have responded to hundreds of thousands of calls for help from the public. We responded to over 11,000 emergency 9-1-1 calls in 2017 utilizing highly trained personnel who volunteered over 80,000 hours of service.  WVRS is a 501(c)3 organization.  Your donation is tax deductible.  


Each member volunteers his or her own time one night a week from 6:00 pm until 6:00 am, spending the night at the station, and 24 hours every fourth weekend. WVRS is staffed entirely by volunteers at all times except for weekdays, 7:00 am until 5:00 pm, when staffing is provided by both volunteers and career staff from the Montgomery County Department of Fire and Rescue Services. The Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad provides service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year at no charge to those served.


The Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad is dependent solely upon donations from the community and fundraisers for financial support. As long as the community provides support, the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad will continue to provide fire, rescue and emergency medical services to all our neighbors and the community free of charge.  We accept running and non-running vehicles for extrication training, a monetary gift, and your time.

Facility Rental

Rent our multipurpose room for your child's birthday party - we offer a birthday party package that includes activities and party favors.  A 300 square foot conference space is also available complete with whiteboard, projector, and conference table and chairs.  

Mailing address:

PO Box 1577
Wheaton, Maryland 20915

Physical Address:

Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad
2400 Arcola Ave
Wheaton, Maryland 20902