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Our Purpose and History
Our Purpose and History


Our Purpose
Established in 1974, it is the purpose of the Scottsville Volunteer Rescue Squad (SVRS) to provide emergency medical services to the Scottsville, Virginia community.

Our Coverage Area
Our primary service area is southern Albemarle County, about 150 square miles, and includes:
· North to South from the Hardware River (approximately 10 miles south of Charlottesville) to the James River (at the Albemarle-Buckingham county line)
· East to the Albemarle-Fluvanna county line
· West to the Albemarle-Nelson county line
We also have First Due Areas in Western Fluvanna, Northern Buckingham, and Eastern Nelson counties. All total, we serve approximately 300 square miles, which includes about 15,000 people.

How We Operate
SVRS is funded in part by Albemarle county and its Revenue Recovery program; however, a portion of our annual budget comes from fundraising efforts, such as our Mail Fund Drive and our Photo Fund Drive. The Scottsville community generously provides monetary donations that assist with our day-to-day operations.
Albemarle County Fire Rescue (ACFR) provides us with two career personnel for our 6 AM to 6 PM shift, Monday through Friday (except holidays). At all other times, our building is staffed by volunteer personnel. In addition to covering our regular first-due service area, we also do stand-bys at many community events, including triathlons at Walnut Creek Park. We also assist other area rescue squads on mutual aid calls that might overwhelm their resources.
All of our EMS personnel are trained and certified by the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services. Providers complete mandatory continuing education and training each year in order to ensure they provide the best pre-hospital care possible.

Our Special Equipment/Special Teams
· Extrication/Heavy Rescue
All Terrain Res-Q


Affiliations/Partner Organizations
· Albemarle County Fire Rescue
· Thomas Jefferson EMS Council
· Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads
· Virginia Office of EMS
· University of Virginia Health System
· Martha Jefferson Hospital
· Charlottesville/Albemarle/UVA Emergency Communications Center
· Scottsville Volunteer Fire Department


History
Scottsville Volunteer Rescue Squad was established in 1974 by the Thacker Brothers, Raymon and Homer.
The organizationís first squad house was located in the building that previously housed Minorís Diner in downtown Scottsville; the ambulance garage was located in the Victory Theatre building. However, in response to an expanding membership and need for additional space, in 1999, SVRS acquired a piece of property on Route 6 (805 Irish Road) just west of Scottsville. Here, a new squad house was constructed; the new building was built to accommodate a community/training room, a kitchen, several crew sleeping rooms, storage, office space, and a large bay area to house ambulances and the heavy squad.




805 Irish Road, Current Home of SVRS

Today, SVRS has grown into a 60-member organization with state-of-the-art rescue and extrication equipment to serve the Scottsville area. Currently, we are responding to over 900 calls per year.

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For Emergencies Dial 911!
911 phone on side of Rescue 7 Building, 805 Irish Road
Lift Receiver and the 911 Operator
will answer