March 31, 2023

Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad Gets New Digs

Posted for Del. John Bohanan, Pax Leader &
Commissioner President Jack Russell, Leading Edge

Following a cleanly executed construction plan the Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad unofficially christened the new FDR Boulevard in Lexington Park, MD, with the official opening of  their new station located on that new road.

The Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad is one of the busiest volunteer emergency services squads in the nation, said Del. John Bohanan, the Maryland State Delegate for Lexington Park and the surrounding area.

“A crush of people” showed up Saturday afternoon, July 12, 2014, said St. Mary’s County Commissioner President Jack Russell who was also on hand for a tour of the new building.

The construction has dovetailed with the laying of new and upgrading old utilities along the new segment of road as well as the development of the sidewalks and curb and guttering.

The new station adds to a civic campus developing along the new 1,000 foot stretch of FDR Boulevard between Great Mills Road and Shangri La Drive in Lexington Park, MD.

At the corners of Shangri La and FDR the Lexington Park Library and Bay District Firehouse bookend what has been little more than a driveway into their respective facilities.

As is the case with the Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad, both the Bay District fire department and the Lexington Park branch of the county library system are among the busiest in their respective activities as well. The Bay District Volunteer Fire Department, as with the rescue squad, is an all-volunteer organization, serves the greater Lexington Park, California, and beyond districts of St. Mary’s County.

Here Commission President Jack Russell captures the campus on video and also congratulatory remarks by Delegate John Bohanan.

It has taken more than 50 years for this block of asphalt to move from a public transportation plan to a brand new block of real estate in an old town. And creating an informal campus of three top-drawer community service organizations: the rescue squad, fire department and library.

This new space in an old town expands positive, daytime and nighttime activity already drawing citizens of all ages and spheres, professional and recreational, from the immediate neighborhood and the region.

Bay District Volunteer Fire Department not only provides vital life and property services. BDVFD maintains a heavily used community center at FDR Boulevard and Shangri La Drive. It hosts its own festivals on behalf of the neighborhood and carries its mission of fire and household safety education into the community at large. The facility is used by organizations throughout the region for their own holiday festivals, community seminars, banquets and service projects – all of which bring people into Lexington Park.

The Lexington Park Library does a brilliant job providing one of Lexington Park’s only day-time activity resource for seniors, children, families, job searchers, the disabled and the disenfranchised. It houses the St. Mary’s County Literacy Council, provides meeting rooms and Internet access. The array of services are well beyond lending books and media, are offered free of charge and provided with unfailing courtesy.

Welcome to the neighborhood, Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad. Super addition.


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