Founded in 1950, the Potomac Heights Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad provides fire and emergency medical services to the citizens of Potomac Heights and surrounding communities in Maryland. The company responds to more than 1,000 ambulance calls annually. Additionally, it specializes in water rescue services. The Potomac Heights Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad s facility houses pumpers, ambulances, two-brush units, a water rescue unit with a tow vehicle, tankers and a heavy-duty rescue squad. It offers an emergency vehicles operations course, a nationally recognized class that provides students with information on sensible and safe emergency vehicle driving procedures and collision avoidance. The company organizes a variety of fundraising activities, such as block parties, carnivals, raffles and bingo. It is located in Indian Head, Md.