Welcome To Southside Virginia Emergency Crew!

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, SVEC answers thousands of calls for service each and every year with over a million man hours accumulated to keep up with the demand for service and provide other non-emergent services such as Event Stand-by’s, public events, and combined training exercises in conjunction with other city public service organizations.

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. 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.

In addition to providing emergency response services to the citizens of Petersburg, SVEC also occasionally provides mutual assistance to the surrounding counties of Dinwiddie and Prince George and the city Colonial Heights, Virginia.  

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.  Take a look around and learn more about your local emergency crew!