The Saint Leonard Volunteer Fire Department is a 100% Volunteer Department providing Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Medical Services to the residents and visitors of Calvert County, Maryland. Saint Leonard is located in the center of the southern half of Calvert County and is situated between the Patuxent River and the Chesapeake Bay. Our first due area encompasses approximately 40 square miles, which is nearly two-thirds the size of Washington, DC.
In 1982, seven citizens living in the area generally served by Co.7, met and decided to begin the formal process of establishing a volunteer organization committed to serving the Citizens of Calvert County. The Board of Calvert County Commissioners voted to support the construction and equipping of a new station in St. Leonard in 1984. The groundbreaking was held in June of 1986. The station was declared “in service” on the 8th of March, 1987 with only one engine and one ambulance. Our first year of service, we ran 438 calls.
Since 1987, Co. “7” has grown and currently houses (3) Ambulances, (2) Class “A” Engines, (1) Tanker, Heavy Duty Rescue Squad, Mass Casualty Unit, Jeep, BX, Brush Unit, 27′ Boat, Car 7, Utility, and Command Units.
In calendar year 2021, the 125 volunteer members responded to 2,400 fire, rescue, and ems emergencies.
Why St. Leonard Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue?
We remain proudly 100% volunteer. Our department has a strong relationship with our community and they are very supportive of us. We have been serving the St. Leonard, Port Republic, Broomes Island, and north Lusby area for 35 years. Our department is family oriented and becomes a second family to our members.