Welcome to Southside Virginia Emergency Crew where we are answering the call 24/7, 365

Southside Virginia Emergency Crew, also known as SVEC, is a combination career and volunteer Emergency Medical Services (EMS) organization located in the historic city of Petersburg, Virginia. As the primary EMS agency for the city, we provide emergency medical care, rescue and public assistance services to the sick, injured and those in medical need. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  In addition to providing EMS to the city of Petersburg, SVEC  occasionally provides mutual assistance to the surrounding counties of Dinwiddie, Prince George and the city Colonial Heights, Virginia.  We also work closely with area medical facilities allowing us to bring you the most current medical experience available. 

For over 60 years, SVEC has been providing many of the same services we still provide today. Our highly trained staff combined with modern healthcare technology and state of the art equipment means we can continue our mission while offering the best care possible.  Although we hope you do not need us, should an emergency arise and you do, we have a crew ready to respond simply by dialing 911.  We invite you to take a look around and learn more about your local emergency crew.  We update site regularly with new content and provide general health and safety information through our Newsroom, so While you’re browsing, bookmark us and check back often to see what’s new with the crew.  


Our Mission is to provide first class Emergency Medical Services to the citizens of Petersburg in a professional and timely manner.