Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Since 1958

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.


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Learn more about the Lakeside Volunteer Rescue Squad and the community we serve.

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911 Responses

On average, we respond to over 1,200 emergency calls for service dispatched annually within the County of Henrico.

50+ Active Volunteers

Every member is a volunteer and must participate regularly in accomplishing our mission.


Since 1958 provided no-cost emergency medical services saving the County of Henrico on average $500,000 dollars a year.

Our Mission

“To provide emergency medical services in and about the County of Henrico, Virginia, to citizens and visitors of the county at no cost for services rendered.”

With the increasing cost of business and medical care we are proud to be 100% volunteer and never charge our patients or their insurance company.

Our Service Area

The Lakeside Volunteer Rescue Squad (LVRS) serves the central portion of Henrico County, Virginia, an area of approximately 34 square miles with a population of over 25,500. Though the primary service is centrally located in the county, LVRS responds to all calls within the County of Henrico. Each year LVRS responds to more than 1,200 9-1-1 calls in addition to covering multiple special events in Henrico County and the City of Richmond.

Emergency Medical Services in Henrico County

EMS in Henrico County is provided by three volunteer rescue squads consisting of Lakeside VRS, Tuckahoe VRS, and Henrico VRS as well as career personnel with the Henrico Division of Fire.

Lakeside Volunteer Rescue Squad has been serving the community since 1958 and has provided the the best level of care for over half a century as a non-profit, 100% volunteer organization.

Proud to Partner with the Following:

Operating in the ODEMSA Region
Licensed Under the Office of EMS
Our Sister Squad to the West
Our Sister Squad to the East

Voicemail Services Provided by: Ninja Number
2021 Breast Cancer Awareness CampaignHelp LVRS support breast cancer research

Go pink with Lakeside VRS this October!  Ordering ends September 14th for the 2021 t-shirt.