Annual Convention
Even heroes need training!
Rescue College - June 2019
Even heroes need training!

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

VAVRS Strategic Plan


National EMS Memorial Service
The 2019 National EMS Memorial Service will be held on Saturday May 18, 2019 at the Gaylord Resort and Conference Center. We will be honoring 26 EMS providers during this years’ service. 
Each year we offer the “Adopt-a-Family” program.  This program financially supports the families of those who have experienced a Line of Duty Death.  If you, your agency or business would like to support this program, please send a check made payable to the NATIONAL EMS MEMORIAL SERVICE, care of the VAVRS office at P.O. Box 279, Oilville, VA  23129.  Cost of sponsoring a family is $350 and we encourage more if you are able to do so.
Please visit our website at
Additionally, the EMS Memorial Bike Ride-Southern will be leaving Raleigh, NC on May 13th and ending at National Harbor, MD (via Annapolis where we will meet up with the East Coast Route) on May 17th.
We welcome cyclists, support personnel, and sponsors who would like to help out the route.

Here is a link for more information
Any questions about the service, please feel free to reach out to Kevin Dillard or VAVRS President Scott Davis.

National EMS Week 2019 - Presented by ACEP in partnership with the National Association of EMT's (NAEMT), will be 

May 19 - 25, 2019

  • Wednesday, May 22 is Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Day.
  • The 2019 theme EMS STRONG is "BEYOND the CALL."

Theme Days for 2019

  • Monday - Education
  • Tuesday - Safety Tuesday
  • Wednesday - EMS for Children Day
  • Thursday - Save-A-Life (CPR and Stop the Bleed)
  • Friday - EMS Recognition Day

If you have questions or desire additional information about the Governor's proclamation, statewide activities and communications, etc. related to EMS Week, please contact Marian Hunter. 
Marian can reached by email at  

Camporee - 2019
Make plans to join us April 26th—28th at Glen Maury Park in Buena Vista, VA for this years Camporee.
Camp alongside the beautiful Maury River and enjoy a weekend of fun, food, and friends under the stars.
To reserve your camping space call (540-)261-7321.
Campsites include water and electric and are $15.00 per night.


2019 Rescue College

To view the brochure or to register use the below links. 

2019 RESCUE COLLEGE BROCHURE - Click here to view 

2019 RESCUE COLLEGE Registration - Click here to register

VAVRS/VSFA First Responder Virginia Convention 2019

Convention Registration is now Open - 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 ReservationsClick 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 for more information

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. 


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

1. Carilion Clinic
2. Bank of America
3. Sentara
4. Walmart
5. Costco



What's happening at the Virgnia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads

Vol 1, Issue 3 - 04-01-19

This is a new project to improve communications initiated by the Strategic Planning Committee - let us know what you think!


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.