Md. VFD closing after being out of service for year
The Seat Pleasant Volunteer Fire Company, established in 1915, has not been able to find and retain enough volunteers recently
By Leila Merrill
PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. — The Seat Pleasant Volunteer Fire Company is closing after being out of service for a year, NBC Washington reported Friday.
The volunteer company was established in 1915, but could not find and retain enough volunteers to keep its doors open.
“Our members are starting to clear out their lockers,” said Marcus Jones, a Seat Pleasant Volunteer Fire Company board member.
The company’s 1995 Eone Cyclone engine was listed for sale several days ago, prompting questions from Facebook users.
The fate of the firehouse is unknown, according to the news outlet.
Other departments respond to incidents in the coverage area now.