Welcome to VAVRS
The VAVRS is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with an extensive history of assisting and advocating for EMS agencies in Virginia since 1935. Today we represent over 300 agencies with approximately 20,000 members. We are dedicated to meeting the ever-changing demands of emergency medical responders from all backgrounds and experiences. We provide high quality training and a collaborative environment for all emergency medical responders.
Registration is now open
MAKE YOUR PLANS TO ATTEND THE ATTEND THE FOURTH ANNUAL FIRST RESPONDERS VIRGINIA CONFERENCE/EXPO AT THE HAMPTON ROADS CONVENTION CENTER SEPTEMBER 20-23, 2023
VAVRS 2023 Important Dates Flyer (click to download)
VAVRS Pledge to our Membership
The Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads is THE voice of EMS. We advocate for Virginia’s EMS agencies and providers.
We link members and agencies for the purpose of sharing ideas, giving you a voice at the General Assembly, state advisory boards and on state and local committees.
When our members have training needs, they come to the VAVRS.
When our members need assistance from leadership to budgets they come to the VAVRS.
We help rescue squads throughout the Commonwealth thrive and succeed so they can provide prompt, effective patient care 24/7 in the communities they serve.
"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.
To view a list of the upcoming scheduled training courses - go to Training > Registration
To see the Strategic Plan for VAVRS please click on the plan below:
VAVRS Strategic Plan
To view a draft of the 2023-2025 VAVRS Strategic Plan please click below.
Draft 2023-2025 VAVRS Strategic PLan
(an updated Strategic Plan was presented at the 2023 Spring BOG Meeting. A finalized plan will be presented at the 2023 VAVRS Convention Board of Governors Meeting for approval).
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