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New Joint Firehouse & Red Cross Facility to Serve Community for Many Years

Artist's rendering of the new joint Hyattsville public safety facility for the Hyattsville VFD, Prince George's Fire/EMS and American Red Cross - National Capital Region.
Artist’s rendering of the new joint Hyattsville public safety facility for the Hyattsville VFD, Prince George’s Fire/EMS and American Red Cross – National Capital Region.

On Saturday, October 12th, 2013, the Hyattsville VFD was joined by the American Red Cross of the National Capital Region and Prince George’s County in breaking ground for an incredible new joint emergency services facility. Read more about the ceremony here.

Project History

In a true partnership, the American Red Cross has agreed to deed its land to the Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department (HVFD) with Prince George’s County providing funding for the new combined public safety facility.

Funds for the initial scope of the project and design/construction plans were approved in the FY2012 Prince George’s County budget with full construction funded in FY2014-FY2016.

The Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s Approved Public Safety Facilities Master Plan, published in 2008, calls for the replacement of the existing station with a new facility shared by the Hyattsville VFD and the American Red Cross.

The location of the Hyattsville firehouse, at Belcrest and Queens Chapel Road, has been identified as the most ideal for fire, rescue and EMS response to our community and keeping the facility at its present location was of key importance.

View from Queens Chapel Road entrance, this level will be dedicated to the American Red Cross – National Capital Region’s Prince George’s County offices.
Rear view

The project would not have been possible without the significant support from Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, the Prince George’s County Council – led by Hyattsville District’s Will Campos,, Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department Chief Marc Bashoor, City of Hyattsville Mayor Marc Tartaro and former Mayor Bill Gardiner and the leadership of the Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department and American Red Cross – National Capital Region and National headquarters.

hyattsville vfd elevation north & east copy

Groundbreaking for the new joint emergency services facility took place October 12, 2013 with representatives from the Hyattsville VFD, American Red Cross National Capital Region and Prince George’s County