Mission & Vision

Our Mission

(Updated in 2015)

To provide continuously improving high quality emergency medical and special rescue services to the citizens of the Charlottesville, Albemarle and the University of Virginia communities by utilizing the collaborative effort of a diverse team of highly skilled volunteers in alliance with partner agencies.

(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 neede

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.