About Us

The Hamilton Volunteer Rescue Squad (HVRS) was founded by a group of citizens committed to providing rescue services to  the local community. In 1979, the company started with two Chevrolet Carryall ambulances, a boat, and 300 feet of rescue rope.

Old photo of Co. 17's boat on a pond

Since its inception, Hamilton and the surrounding communities have grown substantially. Loudoun County has been one of the fastest growing counties in the United States for the past several years, and the HVRS has kept pace. The Hamilton Volunteer Rescue Squad consists of many volunteers. These members provide both Basic and Advanced Life Support services to the communities of Hamilton, Paeonian Springs, Waterford, and beyond.

A volunteer taking a child's blood pressure at the Open House 1998

Our members graciously volunteer their time to make a difference in the  lives of those who need us. Ranging from computer experts to retirees,  school bus drivers to homemakers, men and women, young and old, the members of the HVRS take great pride in the protection of the citizens they serve.

Standby at the Hamilton Park during the 2009 Reston Century 100-Mile Bike Ride.

If you are interested in the scope of work our volunteers provide, visit the Volunteer Information page. If you would like to find out more about what it takes specifically to become a part of the HVRS as a volunteer, read on here.