The Danville Life Saving Crew began in 1945 with a small group of volunteers. Today, the organization consists of more than 90 volunteers who run emergency calls, perform rescue operations and save lives.
These dedicated volunteers allow DLSC to provide emergency pre-hospital care to the sick and injured, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Volunteers also perform rescue operations and vehicle extrication when needed. Each year, DLSC volunteers save the City of Danville and surrounding communities more than $6 million dollars in equipment and emergency medical services.
Though DLSC has a large number of volunteers, they are always in need of more dedicated individuals to respond to emergency calls. DLSC provides all necessary training, equipment and uniforms, at no cost to volunteers. Also, additional training is offered for members who wish to further their medical training.
"We strive as an organization to make sure our members have the best training and equipment," Robbie Woodall, DLSC chief, said. "With the help of our sister agency, the Danville Area Training Center, we are able to provide all the required training right here at our own facility."
To fill out an application, visit Danville Life Saving Crew's "Join Us" tab at dlsc.org. For a complete packet, visit the Business Office in the Danville Area Training Center at 630 Randolph Street.
All volunteers must be of good moral character, free of physical limitations and free of felony convictions as specified by the Virginia Office of EMS regulations. Also, volunteers must be able to obtain a valid driver's license in Virginia or North Carolina. DLSC requires a background inquiry and DMV license check.