Located in the southernmost section of Albemarle County the Scottsville Volunteer Rescue Squad provides medical care and transport for the sick and injured. Today the Squad, in partnership with Albemarle County Department of Fire/Rescue, provides 24-hour service every day of the year. Because of our unique location, Scottsville Rescue serves southern Albemarle, as well as sections of Fluvanna, Buckingham, and Nelson counties in its first-due response area. Career firefighter/medics staff our station from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm weekdays, while volunteers staff 24 hours a day but focus on calls after 6:00 pm weekdays and on weekends and holidays.
Members of SVRS have a number of levels of participation from which to choose, including full, associate, and support categories, all of which have different time commitments. SVRS members may choose to serve as drivers, extricators, and or EMS personnel. Training, uniforms, and meal allowance are provided at no cost to our members. The attractive and functional crew quarters include bunk rooms, bathrooms, a kitchen, and a crew room with large-screen TV. There is also a large community room used for meetings and available to the public for events.
One need not live in the Scottsville to be a member of SVRS, for the Squad has members from Charlottesville, Fluvanna, and Earlysville who volunteer, as well as undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Virginia.