The Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads, Inc. is a 501C3 non-profit organization dedicated to volunteer rescue squads and other agencies interested in providing the finest in rescue and pre-hospital care.
The VAVRS was organized in 1935 in Roanoke, Virginia. Today we represent 329 volunteer EMS agencies, rescue squads, fire departments and specialty related agencies with over 18,000 members.
Types of Membership
Benefits of being a VAVRS Member
•Training at YOUR agency.
•A Instructor trainer program that allows you to develop instructor for your crews specific needs.
•A consortium of peers in which to share and trade ideas.
•A legislative committee that champions the causes of EMS during the General Assembly.
•The VAVRS Death Benefits Plan.
•An Annual Conference.
"The VAVRS shall promote and assist member rescue squads in improving pre-hospital care in Virginia."
Pre-hospital care shall mean providing rescue functions and rendering of emergency care for patients outside the hospital.
The VAVRS shall help its members improve pre-hospital care by:
•Providing training to it members.
•Improving communications and liaisons between agencies.
•Promoting legislation beneficial to pre-hospital providers.
•Providing management and assistance services.
•Promoting and recognizing pre-hospital providers.