The VAVRS cultivates connections and partnerships between Virginia's emergency medical responders. The VAVRS several different types of membership including Agency Membership, Supporting Membership with/without Training, and Individual Membership.
VAVRS Membership Types:
Below is a description of the various membership types.
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In order to ensure coverage of EMS calls, volunteer members commit to a block of time based on their availability. Our members are a wide variety of agencies that operate 24/7/365 and must have coverage all day, every day of the year, including weekends and holidays. In addition to emergency medical services, some of our volunteer member agencies provide a variety of technical rescue disciplines.
Interested in volunteering with your local EMS agency? Contact the VAVRS State Office at (804)-749-8191 or by email for further assistance on how to get started.
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Volunteer Firefighter and Rescue Squad 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.
2020 is the Association's 85th Anniversary!
VAVRS has enjoyed many years of prosperity in serving the amazing Emergency Medical Services Personnel across the Commonwealth. We want to take this opportunity to thank you for helping us succeed.
This link highlights some of the most frequently asked questions. Everything in this FAQ may be found in greater detail within the CDC documents. It is especially important that the DICO refer constantly to these guidance documents from the CDC. Links to these documents are contained within this FAQ page.
VAVRS Instructors and Students:
Below is the Training Program COVID-19 Reopening Chart.
To see the Strategic Plan for VAVRS please click on the plan below:
VAVRS Strategic Plan
Traffic Incident Management Award:
In August 2019 the VAVRS Executive Committee approved a $100.00 fee for non-VAVRS members to attend any VAVRS Course.