District 1 Meeting - click here

Your Vote Counts at Convention

Click on the picture below to see who is running for each position. Candidates that don't have a second name by them have secured the office for next year. 


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

VAVRS Strategic Plan

Become a Member of VAVRS!

Member benefits include:

  1. Rescue College
  2. Attend Free Trainings
  3. District Meetings
  4. Death Benefit Plan
  5. Board of Governors meetings
  6. Association Directory
  7. Lifeline Magazine
  8. Association Discounts
  9. Advance your Leadership
  10. Family Activities
  11. Statewide Recognition
  12. Member only Opportunities
  13. VAVRS State Office
  14. Scholarships
  15. Social Opportunities
  16. Legislative
  17. Getting Started in the Field
  18. EMS Organizational Navigation
  19. Advertising your Organization

Click on our member tab above to get a copy
of our membership pricing and forms. 



Rescue College - 2019
Rescue College 2019 was a huge success this year. Please go to our Facebook page to see the photos we took.

Rescue College - 2020
Save the Date - Rescue College 2020 will take place June 12th-21st. 

VAVRS/VSFA First Responder Virginia Convention 2019

Convention Registration - click here to register

  • New website for Convention has been updated - click here to go to it 
  • Convention Schedule - click here to get a copy of the updated schedule for Convention. 
  • Hotel Reservations - click here to find out what hotels are in the area.
  • Convention Sponsorship - click here
  • AVAVRS Convention Packet Click here for packet
  • Cornhole Tournament - click here 
  • ALS Life Support Contest Rules - click here 
  • 2019 ALS Contest Rules - click here 
  • 2019 EMT Contest Rules - click here 
  • 2019 EVOC Competition Rules - click here 
  • 2019 Extrication Competition Rules - click here 
  • 2019 Jr/Sr Scrapbook Rules - click here 
  • 2019 Jr/Sr Video Scrapbook Rules - click here 
  • 2019 VAVRS Convention Contest Entry Form - click here 
  • 2019 Website of the Year rules - click here 
  • Competition VAVRS website version - click here 
  • Rescue Competition Rules - click here 
  • VAVRS general competition rules - click here 
  • VAVRS Important notice to all competitor - click here 
  • VFSA 2019 Contest-Rules - click here 



Thank you for supporting VAVRS in 2019 through Grants and Sponsorships!

1. Carilion Clinic
2. Bank of America
3. Sentara
4. Walmart
5. Costco
6. Dominion Energy
7. The Wawa Foundation


Support VAVRS through donating!

Your support allows us to continue to provide the best training possible for our first responders. Your donation will go towards:

  1. Repairing and upgrading our training equipment, trailers and vehicles
  2. Providing training materials, manuals, brochures and books
  3. Helping to fund educational conferences for our instructors and first responders
  4. Providing needed technology for instructors
  5. Providing ongoing education for our instructors and staff 

Click on the Network for Good button below to help support our training efforts. 


If you shop at Amazon they will contribute 0.5% back to the VAVRS. Just click the link below to get started.

For more great updates and information go to our VAVRS Facebook page or our Instagram page.

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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  





Member Spotlight

On February 2, 2019 the VAVRS Executive Committee approved a $75.00 fee for non-VAVRS members to attend any VAVRS Course. 

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.

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