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

VAVRS is looking for a customer service focused professional that can work with our volunteers to run educational trainings for First Responders throughout the state of Virginia.
Schedule and manage training events and classes, coordinate instructors, market and drive program registration, and attend meetings on behalf of the organization.
Administrative Management
Manage student databases, process class rosters; communicate with students and instructors, setup up class and special event registration.
Optimize methods of providing training courses and services to members and non-members, in consultation with committees, staff and officers.

  • Associates degree in a related field
  • Excellent customer service/people skills
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Emergency Services and/or volunteer leadership background preferred
  • Certified as a CPR Instructor, EMS Educator (must attain within a year of starting employment), and Paramedic
  • Will need to teach CE hours for ALS
  • Ability to travel throughout Virginia, and work some evenings and weekends
  • Ability to work with a diverse population to include urban and rural Fire & EMS agencies (volunteer and career staff), multi-discipline committees statewide, elected & appointed officers
  • Skills trainer or teaching background

Must reside within a 50 mile radius of the State Office in Oilville, Virginia.
Full-time position, salary range $36-$40k, benefits package that includes medical (cost-shared), dental and life insurance, retirement plan, and paid holidays/leave time.
To apply, submit a cover letter and current resume by February 11, 2019 to:   No phone calls. To learn more about us, please visit our website at

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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. 


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.

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2019 Annual Campaign

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. 

Thank you for supporting VAVRS in 2018 through Grants!

1. Dominion Energy
2. Patient First

3. The Wawa Foundation

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

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National EMS Memorial Service

Here is the 2018 National EMS Memorial Service video on YouTube.




Member Spotlight


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.