Our Mission

(written in 1960)

To save life and administer first aid, to teach methods of safety and first aid to the general public and in the schools;
to serve in time of flood, fire, hurricane and famine;
to render assistance in case of accident, casualty and illness;
to instruct its members in principles and applications of life saving and first aid.

The Albemarle Rescue Squad became the Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad soon after beginning operations in November of 1960. The Squad carries on the original mission by:

Training and equipping members to respond to calls for assistance and provide basic and advanced life support care;
maintaining specialized rescue teams to provide vehicle extrication, water rescue, and technical rescue;
providing technical rescue training classes to local EMS agencies;
providing logistical support for the fire departments when needed.

Our Vision

The Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad is committed to responding to the challenging needs of our service area and being a recognized leader in innovative, cost effective, clinically sophisticated & scientifically based delivery of comprehensive emergency medical & rescue services.

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Ty Hoeffer