Welcome to Lakeside Volunteer Rescue Squad

When a medical emergency arises, Henrico County calls on a network of first responders to provide immediate care at the scene. These highly trained individuals are often members of one of Henrico’s three volunteer rescue squads.

We are LVRS

Learn about our organization and the community we serve.

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Im Ready to Volunteer!

Let us help you through the process of starting an incredible and rewarding adventure of a lifetime.

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Make a contribution towards our mission to help others in the community.

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We’re Here to Save Your Life – Henrico’s LGBT Emergency Medical Technicians


I’m in the back of a Lakeside ambulance and I’m speeding down I-95. I’m not hurt or sick, thankfully, but I’m on my way to help someone who is. Well, all right, I’m not there to help, I’m there to observe.

In the front seat of the massive white and neon vehicle sit Andy Inge and Travis Gortney, and in the back with me are two other volunteers, Adam and Christian. It’s only been a few minutes and I’m already holding my stomach thinking I’m not cut out for this kind of work. Adam laughs and says he threw up on his first ride along too.

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