In 1952, twelve community members started the first rescue squad in Loudoun County. With only a donated Ford Ranch Wagon and basic first aid training, these volunteers responded to auto accidents and other requests for medical assistance. Since then, the technologies, training, and challenges of our service have changed greatly. What has not changed, however, is our members’ absolute commitment to the people we serve and our dedication to a simple motto – “When you need us… We are there.”
Today the Loudoun County Volunteer Rescue Squad has about 50 operational members, a dozen apparatus of various types, and a multi-million-dollar facility on Catoctin Circle in Leesburg, Virginia. Working alongside our career colleagues from the Loudoun County Department of Fire and Rescue, our volunteer members contribute tens of thousands of hours a year running calls, training, doing public service, fundraising, and all the other functions necessary to operate a modern-day rescue squad. Every hour of every day, we are prepared to provide not only basic medical care and emergency transport, but also advanced life support professionals, and a wide variety of technical rescue capabilities to the people of Leesburg and the surrounding area.