Emergency Services & Support

"Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country."

The Appomattox County Militia offers assistance to local and state agencies, as well as national disaster relief agencies such as the Red Cross and FEMA during times of natural disaster or states of emergency. We also offer assistance to members of our community who have been affected by disasters or live in rural parts of the area that are not immediately served by these agencies.

Our members have gathered the equipment and manpower needed to provide our community with horse-mounted search & rescue teams, drones for search and rescue, and reconnaissance, construction/engineering with heavy equipment, trained medical providers with a field hospital setup, scuba divers and boats for search/rescue/recovery on our lakes and rivers, as well as radio communications to coordinate all the efforts being put forth.

Examples of emergency services which we provide include, but are not limited to:

  • Emergency Medical First Aid
  • Emergency Transportation Services
  • Road Clearing and Traffic Control
  • Search & Rescue Service
  • Land Clearing/Earth Moving
  • Firefighting Support Services
  • Emergency Communications Support
  • Emergency Shelter Construction
  • Looter Deterrence and Security Services
  • And moreā€¦

If you are in need of emergency services following a natural disaster or other emergency event, please use the form below to send a request to our staff. Please include a detailed description of your needs as we prioritize cases based on need level and staff/resource availability. You can also call us at (434) 290-0031 to speak with a staff member or leave a voicemail.

Emergency Services Request Form