Rescue Squad Chief
Chief Charles Gantt
R. Gregg Dwyer, M.D., Ed.D.
P.O. Box 2614
Summerville, South Carolina 29484
Vol. Rescue Squad
Charleston County - Rescue Company 18
Become A Volunteer
Thank you for your interest in serving your local community as a volunteer Emergency First Responder.
Being a volunteer emergency first responder is very demanding and requires a great deal of commitment and training.
As a volunteer, you can expect to:
Attend weekly meetings and monthly skill training sessions.
Receive minimum training and certifications required for Emergency Response.
Perform physically demanding work.
Be called out at any hour of the day or night.
If you are ready to volunteer or want to learn more about becoming a volunteer, Email Us and we will contact you about our volunteer opportunities.
Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP) $3,000 tax deduction for eligible individuals.
LVRS Training Center Policy Statement on Minimum Training Standards:
Our goal is that all personnel attain, at a minimum, a level of training that meets or exceeds National Standards for Emergency Medical Care and Resuscitation programs accredited by CECBEMS, accepted by NREMT, and State Agencies. Technical rescue training standards NFPA 1001 and NFPA 1670.
Certification and Training Classes:
Basic First Aid
Emergency Oxygen Administration
Advanced First Aid
Emergency Medical Resonder (EMR)
Continuing Education Fire / Rescue / EMS Classes:
Water Rescue Emergencies - Fire / Rescue
Water Rescue Considerations for EMS
Flood Response - EMS
Course compliance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) training standards.
Fire courses follow OSHA, NIOSH, and CDC guidelines.
Courses meet numerous regulatory requirements and quality assurance standards.
Courses accredited by Continuing Education Coordination Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS)
Weekly Training - Fire Department and Rescue Squad
Fire Department Training - Wednesday Night at 7:00 pm
Rescue Squad Training - Thursday Night at 7:00 pm
Lincolnville Public Safety Building 143 West Pine St. Lincolnville, SC (843) 873-6845
LVRS Volunteer Rescue Squad was chartered in 2000 to provide missing or delayed rescue services and equipment to the citizens in the town of Lincolnville, Charleston County.
Since the inception of the LVRS Volunteer Rescue Squad, it has provided responses assisting with Vehicle extrications, Medical emergencies, Structure Fires, Water Rescue incidents, Marine Fires, Large Animal Rescue, Search for missing persons, mutual assist with state and other local Public Safety agencies.
In 2007 LVRS Vol. Rescue Squad received a letter of endorsement and appreciation from Charleston County Council for providing thousands of emergency responses assisting the citizens of Charleston County. In addition, Charleston County Council assisted in the purchase of water rescue equipment to be used to benefit the residences of Charleston County.
The LVRS Rescue Squad contributed to the Town of Lincolnville Fire Department achieving a lowering ISO PPC class from a 6/9 to a class 4 rating.
Two major contributions was in the communications and service company category. The lower rating reduced insurance premiums cost for all the town residences.
Water rescue and marine support team was formed in 2005. Marine Incident Support Team has provided fire suppression for Island fires, DHS Harbor standby, search and recovery, water rescues and water safety during public events on or near waterways.
Marine Incident Support Training is conducted on the Ashley River and in the Charleston Harbor. LVRS Rescue Boat 1842 is docks at the Charleston Harbor Marina for team training and skill development.
Current Level of Service
Emergency Medical First Responders
Fire Support Personel
Marine Response Team - Fire/Rescue
Rescue Squad Training Center
Radio Communications - Fire, Rescue & Amateur Radio