Station 28 is home to the strongest Volunteer Fire Company in Anne Arundel County and currently houses two engines, a ladder truck, a Basic Life Support Ambulance, and an AACOFD Medic unit that respond to more than 5,000 calls annually.
Original Firehouse at 1416 Odenton Road
The original firehouse at 1416 Odenton Road, in the vicinity of the current MARC Station, was located between two active railroad lines, and with the increase of train traffic in support of World War II, the company was often delayed in responding to the surrounding area by stopped or passing trains.
Firehouse at 1425 Annapolis Road, Circa 1951
In response to the delays, a new firehouse using a similar two engine bay design was completed at 1425 Annapolis Road in late 1943 at a cost of $5800. The 1943 firehouse can be distinguished from the previous one by the center door and clock.
Odenton Fire Station with post 1951 addition of third bay
The station’s next major addition came about in August of 1951, when the Fire Company added a third engine bay at a cost of $1500.
Odenton Fire Station with 1963 addition of four engine bays
In 1963 the station was again enlarged with the addition of a connected building with four more engine bays, an adjacent social hall, and the conversion of the original two bays of the firehouse into living and sleeping
In 2016, the renovations totally modernized and expanded the living quarters into the “end bay” that was originally constructed in 1951. This converted the oldest portion of the firehouse where we stored our utility truck into additional sleeping quarters to be used as flexible space. The male bunk area was re-designed to provide crew members with some additional privacy by breaking the area into four smaller, two-bunk rooms. The design also includes much needed separate restroom facilities for male and female members