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Become A Rescue Squad Member


Thank you for your interest in the Lake Monticello Volunteer Rescue Squad (LMVRS). LMVRS is a 24 hours a day, seven days a week emergency medical services agency certified by the Commonwealth of Virginia, Office of Emergency Medical Services and operating under prehospital medical protocols for this area of Virginia. Our organization performs prehospital care and transport to area hospitals for patients who have called 911 for emergency assistance.

We are all volunteers who work at least one 12 hour shift per week, either 6:00AM to 6:00PM or 6:00PM to 6:00AM and 1 Saturday duty 12 hour shift about every five weeks.

LMVRS has two basic categories for membership: Ambulance Driver and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Both jobs require certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Classes are usually available through LMVRS.

To qualify as an ambulance driver one must undergo two 8-hour training sessions. One day is in a classroom and the second day is a practical driving course. Driver duties include driving patients to hospitals under various emergency situations, studying maps and helping move patients in and out of the ambulance. Each driver starts out with on the job training with an experienced driver. Conditional membership may be granted to those in the process of obtaining the required training.

To qualify as an EMT a candidate must complete a 120-hour prehospital emergency care course. This EMT-Basic course normally takes approximately 4 months with classes meeting two or more times each week for 2 to 3 hours. Following the training, each student must take the Virginia EMT-Basic test, which includes a written test and a practical test where the student must demonstrate correct procedures in caring for patients under three different scenarios. EMTs are responsible for the care of patients before and during transport to the hospital and assisting patients with certain medications. Conditional membership may be granted to those in the process of obtaining the required training.

Click here for a copy of our Membership Application.

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