Training Committee and Divisions

Training Committe:
The Training Committee is made up of the five (5) Division Managers, Rescue College Chair, Training Officer and and Training Coordinator. The Training Committee for 2022 is as follows:
  • Frank Smtih, Training Officer
  • Steve Southworth, Rescue College Chair
  • Brian Bilheimer, Training Coordinator
  • Ed "Bubby" Bish, EMS Enhancement/Speciality Division Manager
  • Gary Dalton, EVOC Division Manager
  • Wayne Myers, Extrication Division Manager
  • Ken Morgan, Leadership/Administrative Division Manager
  • Clay Overholt, Technical Rescue Division Manager
Divisions:
The following is a breakdown of the various divisions within the VAVRS Training Program. Each division will have a Division Manager who oversees the Course Coordinator(s) or contact person(s) within their specific division. The divisions are as follows:
  • EVOC Division
  • Extrication Division
  • Leadership/Administrative Division
  • EMS Enhancement/Speciality Division
  • Technical Rescue Division

Division Managers:

The Division Manager oversees and coordinates training within their assigned division in conjunction with the Training Officer and Course Coordinators. The position is appointed by the Training Officer. The Division Manager also serves as a member of the Training Committee. 

  • Gary Dalton, EVOC Division Manager
  • Wayne Myers, Extrication Division Manager
  • Ken Morgan, Leadership/Administrative Division Manager
  • Ed "Bubby" Bish, EMS Enhancement and Speciality Division Manager
  • Clay Overholt, Technical Rescue Division Manager

Division Course Breakdown:
  • EMS Enhancement / Speciality Division
    • Infection Disease Control and Designated Infection Control Officer
    • Mental Health and First Aid Courses
    • This division also oversees courses normally taught by a 3rd party or vendor. This also includes the various camps overseen by VAVRS.
      • Below are just some examples. 
        • EMS Officer I by VAOEMS
        • Medical Courses by HealthNet HEMS
        • Drone Operations
        • Wilderness First Aid
        • Youth Camps
  • EVOC Division
    • Emergency Vehicle Operator Course
    • Emergency Vehicle Trailer Operator Course
  • Extrication Division
    • Awareness and Operations
    • Advanced Extrication
    • School Bus Extrication
    • Farm Machinery Extrication
    • Advanced Farm Machinery Extrication
  • Leadership/Administrative Division
    • EMS Leadership Challenge
    • Methods of Instruction
    • Grant Writing
    • Recruitment and Retention
    • Parliamentary Law
    • Auxiliary Workshop
    • Sexual Harassment
    • Legal Responsibilities of Non-Profit Boards
    • Bylaws, Policies, and Roberts Rules
  • Technical Rescue Division
    • Basic and Light Duty Rescue and Low Angle Operations
    • Vertical Rescue
    • Advanced Vertical Rescue
    • Search and Rescue
    • Special Event and Off Road Operations
    • Swift Water Rescue
    • Cave Rescue Awareness
    • Hazmat Awareness 
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