Technical Rescue Training Classes
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VAVRS Social Events
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District Meetings
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Even heroes need training!
Annual Convention
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Rescue College - June 2019
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2018 Annual Campaign
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2019 Rescue College

Save the Date!!!!

Our 84th Annual Convention was a huge success with many of our members attending. If you haven't seen the pictures please go to our Facebook page or Instagram page. 

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A special thanks goes out to Tarry Pribble, Bubby Bish and our convention committee for putting together a wonderful event! 


2019 Life Membership applications must be submitted before March 1, 2019. 

Congratulations to our newest VAVRS Life Members:
John Nunnally - Fredericksburg RS
Alfred Smith - Blacksburg VRS
Todd Southard - Individual Member

Congratulations to our new VAVRS Hall of Fame Members:
Gary Dalton - Woodstock
Karen Wagner - Woodstock

Have you had your yearly mental assessment?
Mental Health Assessment Application
for everyone!


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. 

New Member Benefit
VAVRS is now registered with:
PWW media which allows you
10% discount on their products.

Please check PWW Media via 

Contact the VAVRS Office
(800) 833-0602 or (804) 749-8191
for the discount code

New Member Benefit

We have now added a tab for jobs that have been posted by our members. Send us your posting and we will add it to our "Jobs" tab. 


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    

Staunton August Rescue Squad - 
EMT Course Announcement:

To sign up go to:


2018 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 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.

For more great updates and information go to our VAVRS Facebook page or our Instagram page.

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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.