Founded in 1955, Volunteer Fire Department of Brandywine provides fire protection and emergency medical services. Its equipment includes trucks, engines, pumpers, tankers, rescue squads, ambulances, cabs and various utility vehicles. The company serves more than 18,000 citizens and is a part of the Maryland State Fireman's Association and the Prince Georges County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association. Volunteer Fire Department of Brandywine also serves areas, such as Aquasco, Upper Marlboro and Accokeek, Md. It maintains one of its locations in Brandywine, Md. and hosts various conventions. The company has a staff of firefighters who have helmets, coats, boots, heating plants and running gears. Volunteer Fire Department of Brandywine features a hall that has a seating capacity of over 220 guests. It provides safety tips and training sessions.