VAVRS IS HIRING !

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

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TO APPLY, SUBMIT A COVER LETTER AND CURRENT RESUME BY JANUARY 15, 2018 TO:

P O BOX 136, NELLYSFORD, VA 22958 or by email:  recruit.vavrs@gmail.com.  No Phone Calls

The Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads, Inc., a non-profit organization founded in 1935, is seeking an innovative leader to assume the newly created position of Executive Director. The Executive Director will report to the VAVRS Executive Board and work directly with the President and staff.

Responsibilities

The Executive Director will have five general areas of responsibility: Organizational , Financial/Fundraising, Marketing/Public Relations, Programmatic & Legislative.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Master’s degree preferred) with a minimum of five years of experience managing and motivating a professional staff,  exceptional organizational and time management skills, experience in Human Resource management with knowledge of current employment laws, emergency services and/or volunteer leadership background preferred, ability to travel throughout Virginia, and work some evenings and weekends, experience, with proven results, in budgeting, grant writing and fundraising, public relations skills to include media exposure and experience with social media, ability to work with a diverse population to include urban and rural Fire & EMS agencies (volunteer and career staff), multi-discipline committees statewide, elected & appointed officers, experience working with legislative matters and/or governing agencies, Skills trainer or teaching background a plus, must reside within a 50 mile radius of the State Office in Oilville, Virginia.

The VAVRS offers a competitive salary and outstanding benefits package which includes medical (cost-shared), dental and life insurance, retirement plan, and paid holidays/leave time.

 



2018 NATIONAL

EMS WEEKEND OF HONOR

 

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 www.national-ems-memorial.org for more information on the specific event times and locations.



2018 VAVRS CONFERENCE

 

The 84th VAVRS Conference will be held September 26-29, 2018 in Virginia Beach, VA.
Each year the Association hosts a conference 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.

 


FOR SALE
 

AMBULANCE for SALE by:

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 (winrescue@verizon.net) 804-363-4099


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Bylaws Revised April 2017
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osted May 2017

 


2018 VAVRS RESCUE COLLEGE
VIRGINIA TECH
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.



VOLSAP

 

VOLUNTEER (FIREFIGHTERS' AND RESCUE SQUAD WORKERS')
SERVICE AWARD PROGRAM


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.

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CARGO TWIN BED/BUNK

FRAMES FOR SALE

 
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 rockxp@gmvrs.org.      

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Be a sponsor of the National EMS Memoral Bike Ride

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Member Spotlight

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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!

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