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About Us

In 1927, the first volunteer rescue squad movement was born in Roanoke, Virginia. As the movement for volunteer rescue squads spread and evolved, it caught the attention of a group of 16 men in Danville, Virginia, in 1944. These men put together a plan to form a corporation in 1945 and named it the Danville Life Saving and First Aid Crew, Inc. Today’s Crew is the continued evolution of the idea sparked in 1927 and brought to life in Danville in 1945. Our volunteer members and our career staff are from all walks of life and share a common goal to render emergency prehospital care to the sick and injured and perform rescue operations on a continuous basis, as needed, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

Mission Statement

The Danville Life Saving Crew’s mission is to be the leader in providing prehospital care to the sick and injured. It is also our goal to provide superior training to our members and members of other agencies throughout the community, while providing opportunity for personal growth, career development and advancement for those who work in the EMS field.


The Danville Life Saving Crew is a group of highly skilled volunteers and staff, accepted and respected as an integral part of local government, responding to every appropriate call while utilizing progressive and cutting-edge practices. 

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