The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
To serve as a community Rescue Squad, providing around-the-clock emergency ambulance and first aid service and any other emergency service the corporation is equipped to render.
We are a 100% volunteer organization that renders emergency care and ambulance transportation free of charge. We serve the community of Holly Grove and the other communities in the county of Louisa. We also provide mutual aid to our surrounding counties such as Hanover, Spotsylvania, Fluvanna, Goochland and Orange. We are located 25 miles west of Short Pump and operate 3 ambulances and one first responder car. We provide BLS and ALS care and transport emergent patients to hospitals both in Richmond and Charlottesville. We have approximately 36 volunteers, of which 22 serve on the ambulances as EMT-B's, Enhanced, Intermediate and Paramedics. Several members serve solely in an administrative capacity. Including our Junior rescue squad, our members range in age from 14 to 78 years of age. We are members of the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads (VAVRS), and operate under the protocols of the Thomas Jefferson EMS council (TJEMS). We provide free training and uniforms. Our organization is 22 years old. Our headquarters consists of sleeping quarters, full kitchen, training rooms, equipment and a 4-bay garage. We also operate as a community shelter during disasters.