We are the first responder to 9-1-1 calls which run from the mundane and less serious calls, such as general illness or weakness, to the more specialized and serious, such as cardiac arrest, vehicle entrapment, allergic reaction or a plane crash. LCVRS’s primary coverage (or “First Due”) is an 80 square-mile area, running from Lucketts (North) to Oatlands (South) to Goose Creek (East) to Beacon Hills (West). This is covered with 45 active volunteer members who donate anywhere from 24 to 48 or more hours per month of their personal time while working a full time job or attending school. Additionally, we have 20 paid career staff to cover our daytime shifts.
In order to be an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), a volunteer must go through over 200 hours of initial training, nights and weekends, with a mandatory recertification of your EMT status every four years. We even have Juniors, under 19 years of age, who, while attending high school, have completed their basic EMT Certification and actively run calls.
With annual operating expenses ranging from $600,000 to $800,000 with funding coming from both Loudoun County and the Town of Leesburg, we still fall over $200,000 short annually and its your donations that fill the remaining balance for the squad. A new ambulance alone cost us $200,000 fully equipped and we need to rebuild or replace one each year just to stay current.
Our mission is to serve our citizens and without your help our job becomes much more challenging. Not everyone has the time or passion to donate 24 – 48 hours per month of their time but many of us do have the ability to write a check.
How to Donate
Please make Check or Money Order payable to LCVRS13 and mail to:
P.O. Box 1178
Leesburg, VA 20177
Or to donate online by credit card or PayPal, click on the Symbol below: