Highland County Volunteer Rescue Squad


Serving the Highland County, VA residents and travelers the members of HCVRS comprise an entirely volunteer organization. Highland County is located about 40 miles west of Staunton, VA. Patient transports are routinely to Augusta Health Center in Fishersville or to Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs, VA. Occasionally HCRS will transport to Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, VA.

During 2007, the volunteers of Highland County Volunteer Rescue Squad (HRVCS) responded to 240 calls from the community. This is an increase of 35 percent from the previous year. Likewise, in 2011 our members responded to 273 calls resulting in a 43 percent increase in call volume from 2006. 

HCVRS pledges to continue to do our best to provide professional, competent Emergency Medical Services (EMS) while striving to increase the number of providers available to assist anyone in need.

If you are interested in joining our ranks, send us a message and we will contact you. Members are needed at all EMT levels as well as EVOC Drivers. HCVRS offers training opportunities to new applicants as well as our seasoned members at every opportunity. 

Mission Statement

"To provide the citizens and visitors of Highland County with high quality emergency care"

Please join us in CONGRATULATING our Captain, Chris Vernovai in being Awarded CSEMS 2013 Outstanding EMS Administrator Award Winner! 

 We are proud to have such a dedicated Captain representing HCVRS!

Recipients of this year’s regional awards compete for the 2013 Governor’s EMS Awards, which will be announced at the Virginia EMS Symposium’s Annual Awards Ceremony, November 10, in Norfolk, Va. Winners will be presented with a trophy and a certificate signed by the Governor.

CLICK HERE to view the CSEMS article on Captain Vernovai and the EMS Administrator Award.

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