September 22-25, 2021
Virginia Beach Convention Center
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Membership:
The VAVRS cultivates connections and partnerships between Virginia's emergency medical responders. The VAVRS several different types of membership including Agency Membership, Supporting Membership with/without Training, and Individual Membership. 

VAVRS Membership Types: 
Below is a description of the various membership types. 



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About Us: 

The VAVRS is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with an extensive history of assisting and advocating for EMS agencies in Virginia since 1935. Today we represent over 300 agencies with approximately 20,000 members. We are dedicated to meeting the ever-changing demands of emergency medical responders from all backgrounds and experiences. We provide high quality training and a collaborative environment for all emergency medical responders.
 
 
 



Volunteer Firefighter and Rescue Squad Service Award Program:





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.   




 
2021 VAVRS EVOC Instructor Updates

FINAL NOTICE -  ATTENTION ALL VAVRS EVOC INSTRUCTORS THAT EXPIRE DECEMBER 31, 2021
 
In 2021 the VAVRS Training Committee hosted 14 instructor updates opportunities within the districts and/or at the State Office and recertified 145 instructors.
 
The instructors that attended the update may offer the new course and are still certified to instruct the 2015 EVOC Program however that program will sunset on December 31, 2021. 
 
Our current plans are to schedule two additional updates after October 1st and post that information on the VAVRS Website as well as send email invitations to the instructors that desire to update to the new program.
 
Questions? Email Gary Dalton - gdalton@vavrs.com 
 

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COVID-19:
This link highlights some of the most frequently asked questions. Everything in this FAQ may be found in greater detail within the CDC documents.  It is especially important that the DICO refer constantly to these guidance documents from the CDC.  Links to these documents are contained within this FAQ page. 
COVID-19 Infomation

 

Strategic Plan:

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


 

Member Spotlight

The Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads is THE voice of EMS…. the advocate for our members, Virginia’s EMS agencies and providers.  

We link members and agencies for the purpose of sharing ideas, giving you a voice at the General Assembly, on state advisory boards, as well as on state and local committees. 

When our members have training issues or needs, they come to the VAVRS. 

When our members need assistance from leadership to budgets they  come to the VAVRS. 

We help rescue squads throughout the Commonwealth thrive and succeed so they can provide prompt, effective patient care 24/7 in the communities they serve.
 
 

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.

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