The Life Saving Crew has served the community since 1934, but city officials say in recent years it has responded to very few calls and hasn’t had reliable availability.
11/19/12: The Lynchburg Life Saving Crew, one of the nation’s oldest volunteer squads, will be eliminated before the New Year, due to this year’s city budget. Lynchburg officials made the decision to remove them from their 911 response system after December 31. — meaning LLSC crews will no longer be paged out to any emergency calls. Media outlets report, the 78 year old– all-volunteer rescue squad, lost its financial lifeline of about $27,000 per year in city aid for fuel, equipment and training. LLSC board members will meet later in the week to discuss options and are hopeful they will be able to stay on board as an EMS training facility.