County of Greensville, Virginia

Greensville Volunteer Rescue Squad

Greensville Volunteer Rescue Squad

513 South Main Street
P.O. Box 108
Emporia, Virginia 23847


Next Generation 911 - EMS Contact
Greensville County Volunteer Rescue Squad-EMS
gvrs406@gmail.com
513 S. Main Street
Emporia, VA 23847

Fax: (434) 634-3825
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Staff

The GVRS, Inc. is responsible for providing pre-hospital emergency care to the sick and injured and promoting safety consciousness. It is required of each member to be certified at the EMT-B level and to be the best that he or she can be at providing pre-hospital emergency care at that level. Advanced life support certification is encouraged of all members.

The GVRS, Inc. is prepared to respond to emergency calls on a 24 hour, 7 day a week basis.  All rolling stock (emergency vehicles) are equipped with up-to-date tools of the trade.

Mission

The mission of the GVRS is to assist in the saving of life, to provide pre-hospital emergency care and to foster safety consciousness in the community.

History

The  GVRS, Inc.  has served the Emporia-Greensville area since August 1, 1963.  Initially the squad provided Basic Life Support pre-hospital emergency care.  Today the squad is certified by the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services at the Advanced Life Support level.  The Squad operates today with (41) forty-one active members.

Training Requirements

Emergency Vehicle Operators Course (E.V.O.C.) is the minimum level of training.  Members are encouraged to attain ALS certification. 

Program

An annual EMT-B class is made available to the public.  Class size is limited to (25) twenty five students.  The course begins in early October and ends in late April.

Facilities

The GVRS, Inc. is located at 513 South Main Street, Emporia, Virginia.  Facilities include a large meeting room and recreation room, board room, executive offices, kitchen, two rest rooms and a bunk room.

Rescue Operations

Two (2) 12" Aluminum boats with trailer.

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