Prince Edward Volunteer Rescue Squad​ 

Prince Edward Volunteer Rescue Squad

About Us

In September 1968, the Farmville Jaycees extended an invitation to the community to formulate plans for the Prince Edward Volunteer Rescue Squad. On January 1,1969, the squad began operation with 21 charter members, running calls in an ambulance obtained from Henrico County. During the first year of operation, five duty crews ran 487 calls, covering 11,400 miles.

In 1971, the first building was constructed on East Third Street by volunteers and building trade students from Cumberland at the cost of $40,000. In 1980 the first women joined, followed by students from Hampden-Sydney College and Longwood University in 1985.

In 2001, the Rescue Squad moved into a $1.5 million building on Doswell Street, which currently houses five ambulances, one heavy duty rescue, one medic unit, and one mass casualty trailer. In 2014, the number of calls topped 2900.