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.

 

Annual Convention Information

2022 First Responder Virginia August 10-13, 2022

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2022 Competition Rules and Entry Form

Membership:

The VAVRS cultivates connections and partnerships between Virginia's emergency medical responders. The VAVRS has several different types of membership including Agency Membership, Supporting Member with Training, Supporting Member without Training and Individual Membership.

 

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Member Spotlight

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.

Mission Statement

"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.

Upcoming Events


Thursday, June 16 - Saturday, July 16, 2022
DICO Class Victoria Fire and Rescue_Craft
1421 Main St., Victoria VA 23974

     
  
  

Saturday, June 25 - Sunday, June 26, 2022
CLOSED EVOC 1-2-3 REG/REF_Nugent_Carson VA
19806 Halifax Road, Carson VA 23830

     
  
  

Saturday, June 25 - Sunday, June 26, 2022
OPEN EVOC 3 18230 Birmingham Rd, Culpepper VA
OPEN EVOC 3 18230 Birmingham Rd, Culpepper VA 22701 - 6/25/2022

     
  
  

Saturday, June 25 - Sunday, June 26, 2022
CLOSED EVOC 3_IWVRS_Milinda-Ellis
IWVRS-13080 Great Springs Rd, Smithfield VA 23430

     
  
  

Monday, June 27 - Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Closed Veh Res Awareness and Ops_Hodges_Franklin Co. Public Safety
1488 Franklin St, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

     
  
  

Tuesday, July 5 - Saturday, July 9, 2022
EVOC Reg and Ref_Skeen_Cleveland Lifesaving Crew
5158 Cleveland Rd, Cleveland VA 24225

     
  
  

Monday, July 11 - Saturday, July 16, 2022
OPEN EVOC 1-2-3_Pair_Emporia, VA
513 S Main St, Emporia VA 23847

     
  
  

Friday, July 15 - Saturday, July 16, 2022
EMS - Infection Disease Control Basic
506 Piedmont Ave Bristol, VA 24201

     
  
  

Saturday, July 16 - Sunday, July 17, 2022
EVOC - OPEN Class Crewe, VA
501 E Virginia Ave, Crewe, VA 23930

     
  
  

Saturday, July 16, 2022
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
IDC Officer Class_Victoria VA_Craft
Victoria Fire and Rescue, 1421 Main St, Victoria VA 23974

     
  
  

Monday, July 18, 2022
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
EVOC - CLOSED CLASS 431 McClanahan St. SW, Roanoke
CLOSED CLASS 431 McClanahan St. SW, Roanoke VA 24014

     
  
  

Tuesday, July 19, 2022
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM EST
CLOSED EVOC 1-2-3_Hickerson_Roanoke VA
431 Mclanahan St SW Roanoke VA 24014

     
  
  

Tuesday, July 19 - Thursday, July 21, 2022
CLOSED EVOC 123 REF_Hamm_Madison County EMS
1494 N. Mainstreet, Madison VA 22727 (Madison County EMS)

     
  
  

Friday, July 22 - Sunday, July 24, 2022
CLOSED CLASS_EVOC 1-2 Reg / Ref_Petersburg VA
425 Graham Rd, Petersburg VA 23805

     
  
  

Saturday, July 23 - Sunday, July 24, 2022
EVOC - CLOSED CLASS PEVRS   500 Doswell St., Farmville
CLOSED CLASS PEVRS   500 Doswell St., Farmville VA 23901

     
  
  

Tuesday, July 26 - Sunday, July 31, 2022
OPEN EVOC Reg/Ref 2-3_Shifflett_Lake Monticello VRS
Lake Monticello Volunteer Rescue Squad - 14 Slice Road, Palmyra, VA

     
  
  

Saturday, July 30 - Sunday, July 31, 2022
EVOC - CLOSED CLASS 431 McClanahan St. SW, Roanoke
CLOSED CLASS 431 McClanahan St. SW, Roanoke VA 24014

     
  
  

Saturday, July 30 - Sunday, July 31, 2022
CLOSED EVOC 3_Hodges_Rocky Mt Fire
Rocky MT Fire 1250 N Main Street, Rocky Mount, VA 24251

     
  
  

Saturday, August 20 - Sunday, August 28, 2022
CLOSED CLASS Basic and Light Duty Rescue/Low Angle Ops_Tazewell
515 Fairgrounds Rd Tazewell Va 24651 (At the Fuller Perry Building)

     
  
  

Saturday, August 20 - Sunday, August 21, 2022
OPEN EVOC 3_Farewell_Glen Lyn VFR
300 East River Mtn Rd., Glen Lyn VA 24093

     
  
  

Saturday, August 27 - Sunday, August 28, 2022
EVOC - CLOSED CLASS 431 McClanahan St. SW, Roanoke
CLOSED CLASS 431 McClanahan St. SW, Roanoke VA 24014

     
  
  

Monday, September 12, 2022
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
EVOC - CLOSED CLASS 431 McClanahan St. SW, Roanoke
CLOSED CLASS 431 McClanahan St. SW, Roanoke VA 24014

     
  
  

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
EVOC - CLOSED CLASS 431 McClanahan St. SW, Roanoke
CLOSED CLASS 431 McClanahan St. SW, Roanoke VA 24014

     
  
  


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Strategic Plan:

To see the Strategic Plan for VAVRS please click on the plan below:
VAVRS Strategic Plan

 


 

Events:


Annual Convention - 

2022 First Responder Virginia

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Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads, Inc.
2535 Turkey Creek Road
Oilville, VA 23129
P: (804) 749-8191
F: (804) 749-8910
Email:  vavrs@vavrs.com

 

 

VAVRS State Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm.