Related image2017 Activity ReportRelated image
                   See Forms Section
                     for instructions
                     fillable pdf form

      2018 Rescue College

2018 Rescue College Brochure
2018 Rescue College REGISTRATION FORM Fill able PDF

2018 Spring BOG Meeting
Roanoke, VA

Holiday Inn - Tanglewood
4468 Starkey Road Sw
Roanoke VA  24018
March 24, 2018 at 9:00 am

Click here to see letter
Click here to see agenda

AVAVRS Letter for Spring BOG
VAJVRS Letter for Spring BOG

2018 VAVRS Camporee

April 26, 27, 28, 2018
Glen Maury Park        

Image result for pictures of glen maury park buena vista va
101 Maury River Dr
Buena Vista, VA  24414
540 261 7321
Camp sites available for $15.00 a night
Thursday - April 26 campers being checking in
Friday - April 27 - 6:00 pm Group Dinner
    - Pizza a Pavilion
      w/games & entertainment for all 
   - April 28  8:30 am Group Breakfast
   - 10am children's treasure hunt
   - 11am other childrens games
    -2pm Corn Hole Tournament
   - 5:30pm Group Dinner





The National EMS Memorial Service, the National EMS Memorial Foundation and the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride will pay tribute to the EMS and air medical fallen during the 2018 National EMS Weekend of Honor, scheduled May 18-20 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center located at 201Waterfront Street, Oxon Hill, MD 20745.
There will be many activities during the three-days including two events that the public and media are invited and encouraged to attend as a show of support for the selfless service and sacrifice of the 2018 honorees. On Friday afternoon, May 18, 2018 the arrival and tribute ceremony the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride (NEMSMBR) will occur. Then on Saturday evening, May 19, 2018 the National EMS Memorial Service (NEMSMS), a formal ceremony to honor fallen EMS and air medical professionals, will be held. Both events will located at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.
It was in August 2015 that the three above named EMS organizations agreed to collaborate on a shared vision and strategic plan to honor EMS heroes who have died in the line of duty. They continue to move forward with efforts to establish a permanent National EMS Memorial in the greater Washington, D.C. area, an effort being led by the National EMS Memorial Foundation. More updates on these efforts will be forthcoming.
“The National EMS Weekend of Honor coincides with the beginning of National EMS Week, which will be May 20-26,” said Jana Williams, president of the National EMS Memorial Service. “Our nation’s capital area in Maryland is a fitting location for these annual memorial events that commemorate our country’s brave men and women in the field of emergency medical services.”
The Weekend of Honor is organized and hosted by the following volunteer-staffed organizations: National EMS Memorial Bike Ride, National EMS Memorial Service, and the National EMS Memorial Foundation. See for more information on the specific event times and locations.



The 84th VAVRS Convention will be held September 26-29, 2018 in Virginia Beach, VA.
Each year the Association hosts a convention in the last week of September, for learning new techniques through medical seminars, enjoying competition and participating in educational and social activities. The event offers VAVRS members the opportunity to have input on the function and mission of the association during business meetings and election of officers. The convention hosts one of the largest EMS product shows on the east coast, featuring vendors of EMS related equipment, supplies, vehicles and clothing.


2018 Convention Scrapbook Rules Senior  Junior  and District 
2018 Convention Video Scrapbook Rules Senior  Junior and District


Registration is now open for the
9th Central VA EMS Education Expo.

We are very excited about our class itinerary this year. 
It just keeps getting better and better!
We are thrilled and honored to have Chief Andrew Baxter
and Dr. Lindbeck deliver our general session lecture
– Unite the Right Rally:  Fire, EMS, UVA Health System
Response.  This session will discuss lessons-learned after
the  tragic events in Charlottesville.  In addition to our
fantastic classes, we are pleased to offer the hands on
Anatomy labs for both BLS and ALS again this year and
a new Leadership Academy.  Need specific topics? 
See our CE at a Glance and pick the best classes for you. 
Register for one class or the whole weekend!
Please visit our website
(click the tab “Apply for Expo Courses”) and register
Space is limited and classes will fill and close early!

We look forward to seeing you on March 3rd and 4th!

Kelly Schaaf, RN
Quality Assurance Coordinator
Henrico County Division of Fire
Office:  804 501-7490
Fax:  804 501-5969

CEU's Vinton Rescue Squad
March 9th & 11th 2018
March 9 1800 - 2200
March 10 0800 to 1900
March 11, 0800 to 1800
Lunch provided Saturday & Sunday
For More Information email
Barndon Arthur


Richmond Volunteer Rescue

$62,000 usd

2007 Frazer, Ltd Type I

Chevrolet 3500

Vehicle has been designated as a reserve vehicle and because of operational changes we have determined that we should reduce our fleet size. Contact me to arrange a time for your drive/inspection.

Warren A. Winner ( 804-363-4099

Click Here to see photos/details

Bylaws Revised April 2017
osted May 2017


JUNE 8-17, 2018


Looking for an exciting way to kick off your 2018 summer?
Well, we have just the experience you have been looking for!

2018 VAVRS Rescue College at Virginia Tech!

The VAVRS Rescue College offers something for everyone, event for children 8 to 15 years of age and the PRICE IS RIGHT!

Did you know that the registration fee is only $50 for VAVRS members and for the one-time registration fee you can take PHTLS, ACLS, PALS, GEMS, AMLS all in one week or take as many of the management classes and/or technical rescue classes as you can fit into that a one-week time frame?

The location of the event is the Virginia Tech Skelton Inn and Conference Center which is only a short drive away from Cascade Falls or Mountain Lake where “Dirty Dancing” was filmed. 

Come join your fellow EMS / Fire providers by experiencing first-hand a great few days or a full week at a First Class Educational institution, with a great staff of instructors and multi-disciplined programs, one that will surely meet your needs!
Course Offerings for 2018
Continuing Education and EMS Educational Hours:
16 hours of Required Topics for all levels of EMS Certification and PHTLS,ACLS, PALS, GEMS, AMLS, TCCC, Sports Injury/Sport Medicine, EMS and Forensic Evidence, Haz Mat 1st Responder, Infectious Disease Control, Designated Infection Control Officer, Defensive Tactics, Situational Awareness, PEPP
Management Courses:
Auxiliary Workshops, EMS Leadership Challenge-Summit, Parliamentary Law, Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety, Suicide Awareness : An     Introduction to Crisis Responders, Group Crisis Intervention, Managing Volunteer and Small Combination Emergency Service Organizations, Emergency Service Organization Planning and Strategic Focus Workshops, The Effective Department Leader, Volunteer Retention and Recruitment, EMS Officer 1. 
Technical Rescue (Basic & Instructor) 
Basic & Light Duty Rescue Awareness and Low Angle Rescue, Vertical Rescue-High Angle Operations, Advanced Vertical Rescue-Technical Level, Cave Rescue, EVOC Trailer Operations, EVOC Instructor, Farm Machinery Extrication basic & advanced, Vehicle Rescue Awareness Operations, School Bus Rescue, Advanced Vehicle Rescue, Search and Rescue, Introduction to Swift Water Rescue, Swift Water Rescue, Special Events and Off-Road Operations (SEOR-OPS), Tricks of the Trade.




This Service Award Program for Volunteer Firefighters and Rescue Squad Workers (VOLSAP) was created by state statute, specifically § 51.1-1200–51.1-1211 of the Code of Virginia, to provide a mechanism by which the state could facilitate optional retirement savings for volunteer firefighters and rescue squad workers throughout the Commonwealth.

Click Here to be taken to VOLSAP.ORG    



The Greater Manassas Volunteer Rescue Squad (GMVRS) is selling 24 Cargo brand solid wood twin bed frames (pictured below). All are in good condition and can be used as a single twin or twin bunk beds. Price is $75.00 per bed frame. If interested, please contact Pete Rockx, President, GMVRS at      

Photo of Bed
Additional Photo of Bed



Be a sponsor of the National EMS Memoral Bike Ride

Click here for information


Member Spotlight

Image result for pictures for winners of contest

2017 Conference Winners

EMT Contest
ALS Contest
Rescue Contest
Vehicle Extrication Contest
EVOC Contest
Parade Contest


NOTICE:  Non-Member Course Fee $50.00 As Of 01-01-17
The non-member registration fee for a VAVRS training course will be $50.00 per individual as of January 1, 2017. 


One Team. One Goal.

Improving traffic safety by keeping Virginia’s first responders safe, quick, and efficient.
 CLICK THE TITLE ABOVE to go to the webpage to find all announced TIMS training classes!