About Us

The Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad held its organizational meeting on May 17, 1968, with approximately forty people attending. Preparations were made for the Red Cross first aid classes to be held, and they were started two nights per week with Gerald G. Immell as instructor.

The first ambulance arrived in June 1968, which made its first public appearance as a fully equipped unit in the annual Spring Festival Parade carrying the appropriate sign in the parade “Last in the Parade, but first on the Job”! We began actual operation as a squad in July, 1968.

Our first Board of Directors were:

Robert W. Orrell
Edward C. Kobylinski
Wallace B. Twigg
Mrs. Stanley E. Payne
Richard T. Whitney

The Board’s first officers were:

Edward C. Kobylinski, President
Sonny Postles, Vice-President
Mrs. Stanley E. Payne, Secretary
Mrs. Florence Armistead, Treasurer

In November, 1968, we purchased a lot of land next to the Mathews Laundromat and ground breaking for our first squad building took place in March, 1969. The size of the building was 60 x 40 and we officially moved in on October 22, 1969. In May, 2006 the new and much larger Squad building at 94 Crickett Hill Road was occupied and is the present home of MVRS.

Board of Directors

Chairman Neal Hudgins
Vice-Chairman Christopher Buchanan
Treasurer Lisa Conway
Director Dan Thomas
Director Judy Buis
Director Maggie Lewis
Director Open


President Chris Hudgins
Vice-President Malcolm Conway


Betty Cato · November 1, 2017 at 12:30 am

I recommend an update to your website and facebook page to include your mailing address for donations.

admin · December 20, 2017 at 12:44 pm

Ms. Cato
Thank you for your suggestion! When we created our new website, the mailing address was inadvertently left off. Both our website and our Facebook page now have our mailing address. Appreciate the heads up!

Merry Christmas from MVRS!

Anonymous · December 26, 2017 at 4:37 pm

What is your PO Box number at Hudgins, VA? I sent you a donation in memory of Cathryn Drummond. I used the Cricket Hill Road address. It was returned.

admin · January 2, 2018 at 1:01 am

Our mailing address is PO Box is 723, Mathews, VA 23109. Sorry for the delay in responding. Our mailing address is now on our website and Facebook page.

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John Hall · January 14, 2018 at 9:50 pm

Thanks for all you do! Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad has provided exceptional Emergency Medical Care to the citizens and visitors of Mathews County for many years.

admin · February 3, 2018 at 4:05 pm

Thank you Mr. Hall. Not bragging but we agree with you that we do our very best to provide exceptional emergency care.

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