rescue squad

Located in the southernmost section of Albemarle County, the historic town of Scottsville is located on the banks of the James River and is known as the birthplace of Albemarle. In 1974 a group of committed citizens formed the Scottsville Volunteer Rescue Squad in order to provide medical care and transport for the sick and injured. Today the Squad continues that tradition, and 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 handle calls after 6:00 pm weekdays and on weekends and holidays.

Scottsville Rescue boasts four ambulances, a heavy squad, a water rescue vehicle with accompanying boats and kayaks, a fully equipped command vehicle, a four-wheeler, a mass-casualty/special incident trailer, and two quick response/duty officer cars. 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. In addition to pre-hospital medical providers whose levels of certification range from EMT-Basic to Flight Paramedic, SVRS members may choose to serve as drivers, extricators, and water rescue specialists. 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.



(434) 286-3979
805 Irish Road
Scottsville, VA 24590