Monday Mention: Western Albemarle Rescue Squad. Western Albemarle Rescue Squad is an approximately 80 member all volunteer Advanced Life Support organization providing rescue and EMS service to the western portions of Albemarle County, Virginia. We are grouped in the Thomas Jefferson EMS Council, which comprises the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Nelson and the city of Charlottesville.
The squad was formed in 1978 by citizens of the western end of the county in response to a desire for an ambulance which did not have to respond from the city. From that origin, we have grown to an organization which staffs an in-house crew 24 hours a day and provides Basic and Advanced Life Support services to the areas which we cover. We run over 1600 calls per year, including mutual aid with several neighboring agencies.
Patients are transported to the University of Virginia Health Systems, Martha Jefferson Hospital or occasionally to Augusta Health in Fishersville.
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