Rescue College 2020
EMS Training and Education
2020 Convention
EMS Training and Education
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EMS Training and Education
EVOC classes
EMS Training and Education
VAVRS booth at Virginia EMS Symposium
EMS Training and Education

COVID-19 Updates:
1. VAVRS - Classes have been canceled through June 10th.
2. Spring BOG - Has been canceled and classes at Spring BOG have also been canceled. 
3. Camporee - Will now be held August 14-16 this year. 
4. District 3 Meeting - April 25th is canceled, next meeting will be August 1st


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VAVRS Scholarships
Below are links to scholarship applications through the VAVRS.
Applications are due by June 15th of each year. To apply to each or all of these please complete the application listed below.
For the application for the scholarships listed below please see attachment.
  1. Anne J. Gwaltney Memorial Scholarship
  2. Julian S. Wise Scholarship
  3. Kelly G. Southard Scholarship
  4. Sylvia & Garry Clatterbuck Memorial Scholarship

For the two scholarships listed below the applications are due by July 1st of each year. For more information please go the website.
  1. Trula Peach Scholarship
  2. Sharon K Campbell  Memorial Scholarship

For the scholarship listed below applications are due by April 30th. For more information please go to the website. 
The following Scholarship is awarded by District 5 - the district 5 members have priority however all are encouraged to apply. 
  1. Kimball L. Glass Scholarship

2020 VAVRS Camporee
Date changed to August 14-16
Small Country Campground - Louisa VA
RV's, Tents, Overnight Rental Units, Music, Entertainment, Kids Games, Playground, Fishing, Walking Trails, Corn hole, Horse Shoes, Meals, and Gathering of Friends!!

2020 - VAVRS 85th Anniversary!

Since 1935 VAVRS has been serving the Virginia EMS community. 


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

Click here to download PDF of the 2020 VAVRS Rescue College Brochure

View the 2020 VAVRS Rescue College Brochure

Registration Open! - Click here to register through 123SignUp!

VAVRS/VSFA First Responder Virginia Convention 2020

The 2019 Convention was a great success - check back for information on next year's event

Website for 2019 Convention  - click here to go to it

Save This Date - 2020 First Responder Virginia Convention to be held September 23-26, 2020 in Virginia Beach

Scrapbook Theme
First Responders - "On Call For Life / Service Before Self"
Scrapbook Rules -
click here
Scrapbook Letter - click here

VAVRS Executive Committee Meeting 
Teleconference – 1st Saturday of each month at 9a

EMS Week
May 17 – 23, 2020

National EMS Memorial Service
May, 2020 – dates/times TBA
Gaylord National Resort, Oxon Hill MD

VAVRS Rescue College 
June 12-21, 2020 - Virginia Tech

First Responder Virginia 2020
VAVRS/VSFA Conference and Convention

September 23-26, 2020 – Virginia Beach Convention Center

Virginia EMS Symposium 
November 10-15, 2020 – Norfolk
November 2-7, 2021 – Norfolk


Thank you for supporting VAVRS in 2020 through Grants and Sponsorships!

1. Carilion Clinic
2. Costco
3. 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

In August 2019 the VAVRS Executive Committee approved a $100.00 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.

Upcoming Events

District 2 Meeting
Apr 11 to Apr 11
District 7 Meeting
May 23 to May 23
District 3 Meeting
Aug 1 to Aug 1
District 2 Meeting
Aug 15 to Aug 15