Attention VAVRS Members and Instructors:

Our classes have opened back up and are now in Phase 2 however we will be moving to Phase 3 by July 1st. Please see the new matrix below. 

Click on the below document for more details. 


Scrapbook Letter and Rules for 2020

The First Responder Virginia Convention for 2020 has been canceled. Please click on the letter below 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. 

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 - Canceled for this year 
4. District 3 Meeting - April 25th is canceled, next meeting will be August 1st
5. Rescue College 2020 - Canceled for 2020
6. First Responder Virginia 2020 Convention

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


VAVRS is currently reviewing its training programs and would like your feedback so that we can serve and meet your needs to the best of our abilities. If you could take a few minutes to answer our 10 question survey we would greatly appreciate it.


Rescue College - 2020 has been canceled due to COVID - 19
Refunds will be processed over the next 2 to 3 weeks. 

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


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




This NEW award recognizes the accomplishments in the area of Roadway Safety and Traffic Incident Management.
This award is open to those that respond to roadway incidents and will be presented in conjunction with the Governors Virginia EMS Awards. 
Click here to download fillable PDF of Nomination Form!

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 3 Meeting
Aug 1 to Aug 1
District 2 Meeting
Aug 15 to Aug 15
District 2 Meeting
Nov 7 to Nov 7
District 3 Meeting
Nov 7 to Nov 7