The Busiest Rescue Squad in Montgomery County, MD.

The Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad is a corps of volunteers who provide ambulance, paramedic, and fire and rescue service to Wheaton and the surrounding community every hour of every day since 1955.

We responded to over 10,000 emergency 9-1-1 calls in 2022 utilizing highly trained personnel who volunteered over 90,000 hours of service. Our ambulances consistently rank in the Top 10 Busiest Ambulances in the entire United States and our heavy rescue consistently ranks in the Top 30 Busiest Heavy Rescue Squads in the entire United States.

Volunteer Your Time

Our heavy rescue squad responds to Wheaton and neighboring areas.

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Support our mission.

The Mission of the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad is to protect the public’s health and safety in partnership with the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service. We are a volunteer, not-for-profit corporation that provides emergency services to any person in need.

We rely on donations to support volunteer training, equipment, station upgrades, and new emergency vehicles.

Donate Now to Save Lives

We provide skilled emergency medical services through our ambulances and paramedic chase cars.