Charlottesville and Albemarle County’s first volunteer rescue squad has been serving our community since 1960. Over the years, thousands of CARS volunteers have donated countless hours, responding to hundreds of thousands of 911 calls. 

CARS accomplishments have been highlighted in many magazines, medical journals and periodicals for their outstanding cutting edge, forward thinking service; their award winning EMS teams, and for being one of the busiest volunteer stations in the country. 

CARS’ commitment to our community is unwavering. They currently have over 150 volunteers who continue to provide emergency medical and rescue services 24/7, despite COVID. Their fleet has grown to more than a dozen vehicles and they continue to run over 6,000 calls a year. 

CARS belongs to this community and has flourished all these years because of the generosity of so many. For more information visit our website at or contact Executive Director, Sherri Frantz at or 434.531.1424.


828 McIntire Road
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Contact Information

Sherri Frantz, Executive Director
(434) 531-1424