Cumberland Volunteer Rescue Squad (CVRS), along with Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department, was founded on June 15, 1955 by Raymond “Pete” and Muriel Peters. Mr. and Mrs. Peters secured an Army surplus Packard ambulance and put a down payment on a fire truck. An alarm was installed in their yard in the Courthouse area to summon volunteers to rescue and fire calls.
Much has changed over the past 60 years. Currently, CVRS provides advanced (ALS) and basic life support (BLS) for the Courthouse region and county-wide, working with a team of 14 volunteers and supplemental 24-hour coverage contracted through Emergency Services Solutions.
Regularly monthly membership meetings are held on the second Monday of each month.
We depend on community members like you. Cumberland Volunteer Rescue Squad is always looking for additional members, and we provide training for our volunteers. YOU CAN HELP!
If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact us:
Equipment maintained and operated out of CVRS include two 2009 Chevy 4500 ALS equipped ambulances as primary response vehicles, one 2001 Ford E450 ambulance as a reserve vehicle, and a 1998 Jeep Cherokee serving as a quick response vehicle.