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Charles County Emergency Services Fire and Rescue
10425 Audie Lane
P.O. Box 2150
La Plata 20646
301-609-3400
Fax: 301-609-3410

Bel Alton Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad
9765 Bel Alton-Newtown Rd.
P.O. Box 37
Bel Alton 20611
301-932-0894
301-934-6973

Benedict Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad
Station 5
18210 Hyatt Ave.
P.O. Box 303
Benedict 20612
301-274-3890
301-705-5955

Bryans Road Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad
Station 11
3099 Livingston Rd.
P.O. Box 111
Bryans Road 20616
301-375-7055
301-238-0239

Charles County Mobile Intensive Care Medic Unit
Station 60
10700 Billingsley Rd.
P.O. Box 366
White Plains 20695
301-645-7707
301-870-6136

Charles County Volunteer Rescue Squad
Station 51
2 Calvert St.
P.O. Box 40
La Plata 20646
301-934-4434
301-609-8010

Cobb Island Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad
Station 6
13290 Main Ave.
P.O. Box 156
Cobb Island 20625
301-259-4258

Dentsville Volunteer Emergency Rescue Service
Station 15
12135 Charles St.
P.O. Box 109
La Plata 20646
301-392-0050

Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad
Station 2
15245 Prince Frederick Rd.
Hughesville 20637
301-274-4488
301-843-2410
www.hvfdems.org

Indian Head Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad
Station 9
4095 Indian Head Hwy.
Indian Head 20640
301-743-3900
301-753-9400

Ironsides Volunteer Rescue Squad
Station 58
6120 Port Tobacco Rd.
P.O. Box 158
Ironsides 20643
301-246-9090

La Plata Volunteer Fire Department
Station 1
911 Washington Ave.
La Plata 20646
301-934-9201

Nanjemoy Volunteer Fire Department
Station 4
4260 Port Tobacco Rd.
P.O. Box 4
Nanjemoy 20662
301-246-4322
301-743-2115

Newburg Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad
Stations 14 and 61
12265 Rock Point Rd.
P.O. Box 9
Newburg 20664
301-259-2105

Potomac Heights Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad
Station 7
73 Glymont Rd.
Indian Head 20640
301-743-7700
301-753-6800

10th District Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad
Station 8
7035 Poorhouse Rd.
P.O. Box 522
Marbury 20658
301-753-8215
La Plata 20646
301-392-0050

Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department
Station 3
3245 Old Washington Rd.
Waldorf 20602
301-645-3000
301-870-8277

Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad
Station 3/EMS
1069 St. Ignatius Dr.
P.O. Box 882
Waldorf 20602
301-645-9292
301-870-6723

Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department and EMS
Station 12
7000 St. Florian Dr.
Waldorf 20603
301-705-6655
301-870-8296

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Police

Charles County Sheriff’s Office
Rex Coffey (D), Sheriff
6915 Crain Hwy.
P.O. Box 189
La Plata 20646
301-609-6400
Waldorf: 301-932-7777
La Plata: 301-932-2222
Indian Head: 301-743-2222
www.ccso.us
The sheriff is elected by voters to a four-year term. The next election is in 2010. The office is divided into several operational divisions, including corrections, criminal investigations and patrol.

Maryland State Police
Lt. Randolph Stephens, Commander
9500 Mitchell Rd.
Barrack H
La Plata 20646
301-392-1200
Fax: 301-392-1212
laplata@mdsp.org

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Animal Control

Charles County Department of Animal Control Services
C. Edward Tucker, Chief
10425 Audie Lane
La Plata 20646
301-609-3425
800-903-1992
After-hours emergency: 301-932-2222
www.charlescounty.org/es/animalcontrol
The Department of Animal Control Services enforces the county’s animal regulations, including licensing, investigates cruelty cases and picks up stray or injured animals. The Tri-County Animal Shelter houses homeless animals and handles adoptions for Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s counties. The shelter is at 6707 Animal Shelter Rd., Hughesville.
Hours to drop off or reclaim an animal are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. Adoption hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sunday.
Shelter phone number is 301-934-1713.

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State Fire Marshal

State Fire Marshal, Southern Regional Office
200 Duke St., Suite 1500
Prince Frederick 20678
443-550-6820
866-629-9882
osfmsro@qis.net
Duane Svites, deputy chief, Southern Region.

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Health Care

Civista Medical Center
701 E. Charles St.
La Plata 20646
301-609-4000
civistatoday@civista.org
www.civista.org
Civista Health is a regional nonprofit health system serving Charles County and the surrounding areas of Southern Maryland. In addition to the hospital in La Plata, Civista also operates an outpatient surgery center and a women’s health center, both at 3510 Old Washington Rd. in Waldorf.

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Libraries

La Plata Branch Library
2 Garrett Ave.
La Plata 20646
301-934-9001
eferren@somd.lib.md.us
www.ccplonline.org
Administrative offices are at the La Plata library. Director, Emily Ferren.
Hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 1-5 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. The Citizens for Charles County Public LIbrary operates a used bookstore on the lower level of the La Plata branch every Saturday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

P.D. Brown Memorial Branch Library
50 Village St.
Waldorf 20602
301-645-2864
301-843-7688
Hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 1-5 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays.

Potomac Branch Library
3225 Ruth B. Swann Dr.
Indian Head 20640
301-375-7375
Hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 1-5 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays.

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Child Care

Southern Maryland Child Care Resource Center
29958 Killpeck Creek Ct.
Charlotte Hall 20622
866-290-0040
301-290-0040
smccrc@erols.com
www.smccrc.org
A private, nonprofit agency that works with parents, child-care providers, businesses and community organizations to help promote the availability of quality child care in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties. The center provides referrals and information on evaluating quality child care, and resources on various parenting issues.
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays. LOCATE Referral Service: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays, 301-290-0045 or 866-290-0045.

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Seniors

Charles County Department of Community Services, Aging Division
101 Catalpa Dr.
La Plata 20646
301-934-9305
301-870-3388, Ext. 5118
webmail@charlescounty.org
www.charlescounty.org/cs/aging
The Aging Division provides a variety of services to promote the independence and improve the quality of life of older people. Services to seniors include: benefits coordination; emergency assistance; family caregiver support; health and wellness screenings; housing, assisted living and nursing home information; in-home care; income tax assistance; health insurance counseling; Meals on Wheels; legal guidance; adult day care; transportation; social activities; and volunteer opportunities.
Four senior centers are operated by the Aging Division.

Richard R. Clark Senior Center
1210 Charles St.
La Plata 20646
301-934-5423
Fax: 301-934-5425
Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays.

Indian Head Senior Center
100 Cornwallis Sq.
Indian Head 20640
301-743-2125
Fax: 301-743-7422
www.charlescounty.org
Hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays.

Nanjemoy Senior Center
4375 Port Tobacco Rd.
Nanjemoy 20662
301-246-9612, Ext. 20
301-753-1647, Ext. 20
Hours: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays.

Waldorf Senior Center
Jaycees Community Center
3092 Crain Hwy.
Waldorf 20601
301-638-4420
Fax: 301-638-1931
Hours: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays.

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Trash & Recycling

Charles County Government
Department of Public Facilities
Mailing address: 1001 Radio Station Rd.
Physical address: 10430 Audie Lane
La Plata 20646
Recycling Information: 301-932-5656
301-932-3599
www.charlescounty.org/pf/sw/recycling
Charles County provides only recycling services. For residential trash collections, county residents are advised to look in the Yellow Pages under "garbage removal."

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Utilities

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative
15035 Burnt Store Rd.
Hughesville 20637
888-440-3311
Outages: 877-747-6326
info@smeco.com
www.smeco.coop
The Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) provides electric service to Charles and St. Mary’s counties, all but the northern tip of Calvert County and the southern portion of Prince George’s County. In addition to its headquarters in Hughesville, SMECO has three local offices:

Calvert District
901 Dares Beach Rd.
Prince Frederick 20678

Charles/Prince George’s District
4415 Crain Hwy.
White Plains 20695

St. Mary’s District
23365 Hollywood Rd.
Leonardtown 20650

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Business Organizations

Charles County Chamber of Commerce
101 Centennial St., Suite A
La Plata 20646
301-932-6500
301-870-3089
info@charlescountychamber.org
www.charlescountychamber.org
Dan Barufaldi, executive director.

Charles County Office of Tourism
9 Washington Ave.
P.O. Box 2150
La Plata 20646
301-645-0558
800-766-3386
Fax: 301-638-2408
www.visitcharlescounty.com
Joanne Roland, chief of tourism.
Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays.
Promotional tourism materials available through the mail, online and at a display inside the Government Building at 200 Baltimore St., La Plata.

Small Business Development Center
8730 Mitchell Rd.
P.O. Box 910
La Plata 20646
301-934-7583
Fax: 301-934-7681
www.sbdchelp.com
The program provides low- or no-cost guidance and training in management fundamentals for helping small-business owners and potential owners. The center is part of a statewide network supported by the Small Business Administration and the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.

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