Welcome to VAVRS

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.

 

Annual Convention Information

2023 First Responder Virginia September 20-23, 2023 - Hampton, VA

Congratulations to our new Life Members

VAVRS:  Steve Ayers
VAVRS:  Kim Craig
AVAVRS:  Layne Lusk

Congratulations to the newest inductee to the Virginia Lifesaving and Rescue Hall of Fame
Warren Winner

The VAVRS cultivates connections and partnerships between Virginia's emergency medical responders. The VAVRS has several different types of membership including Agency Membership, Supporting Member with Training, Supporting Member without Training and Individual Membership.

 

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Member Spotlight

The Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads is THE voice of EMS. We advocate for 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, state advisory boards and on state and local committees.

When our members have training 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.

Upcoming Events


Monday, August 15 - Tuesday, August 16, 2022
OPEN CLASS EVOC 2_ Instr: Drutis_ Agency/Site: Shenandoah NP
Big Meadows Ranger Station Skyline Dr, Syria, VA 22743

     
  
  

Tuesday, August 16 - Saturday, August 20, 2022
OPEN CLASS EVOC 1-2-3_ Instr: Pair_ Agency/Site: Southside Rescue Squad
810 W. Atlantic St., South Hill, VA 23970 District 5

     
  
  

Thursday, August 18, 2022
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM EST
OPEN Veh Res Aware_ Instr: Barber_ Agency/Site: Danville Life Saving Crew
Danville Area TC - 630 Randolph St, Danville VA 24540

     
  
  

Saturday, August 20 - Sunday, August 28, 2022
CLOSED CLASS Basic and Light Duty Rescue/Low Angle Ops_ Instr: Overholt_ Agency/Site:Tazewell
515 Fairgrounds Rd Tazewell Va 24651 (At the Fuller Perry Building)

     
  
  

Saturday, August 20 - Sunday, August 21, 2022
OPEN CLASS EVOC 3 Reg/Ref_ Instr: Goulart_ Agency/Site: Metro Health EMS
Metro Health EMS, 150 W. 4th Street, Salem VA 24153

     
  
  

Saturday, August 20 - Sunday, August 21, 2022
CLOSED CLASS EVOC 1-2_ Instr: Manzione_ Agency/Site: Northampton Co. EMS
7207 Young St Machipongo, VA 23405

     
  
  

Saturday, August 20 - Sunday, August 21, 2022
OPEN EVOC 3_Farewell_Glen Lyn VFR
300 East River Mtn Rd., Glen Lyn VA 24093

     
  
  

Sunday, August 21 - Tuesday, August 23, 2022
CLOSED CLASS EVOC 1-2_ Instr: Brown_ Agency/Site: Northhampton
7207 Young St Machipongo, VA 23405

     
  
  

Monday, August 22 - Wednesday, August 31, 2022
CLOSED CLASS EVOC 2_ Instr: Tesh_ Agnecy/Site: MRS
Manchester Rescue Squad 7810 Winterpock Rd, Chesterfield, VA 23832

     
  
  

Wednesday, August 24 - Thursday, August 25, 2022
CLOSED EVOC_ Instr: Hickerson_ Agency/Site: Carilion_Roanoke
431 McClanahan St SW, Roanoke VA 24014

     
  
  

Saturday, August 27 - Sunday, August 28, 2022
OPEN CLASS EVOC 1-2-3_ Instr: Brown_ Agency/Site: Kilmarnock VRS
61 Harris Rd., Kilmarnock, VA 22482

     
  
  

Saturday, August 27 - Sunday, August 28, 2022
OPEN CLASS SEOR OPS_ Instr: Fontaine_ Agency/Site: Gladys VFD
8577 Brookneal Hwy, Gladys VA 24554

     
  
  

Saturday, August 27 - Sunday, August 28, 2022
CLOSED EVOC_Instr: Hickerson_ Agency/Site: Carilion_Roanoke
CLOSED CLASS 431 McClanahan St. SW, Roanoke VA 24014

     
  
  

Friday, September 2 - Sunday, September 4, 2022
CLOSED CLASS EVOC 1-2_ Instr: Hatfield_ District 2
5792 Arrowhead Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

     
  
  

Friday, September 9 - Saturday, September 10, 2022
CLOSED CLASS EVOC 2_ Instr: Caison_ Agency/Site: MMT Ambulance
MMT Ambulance Co., 5792 Arrowhead Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

     
  
  

Saturday, September 10 - Sunday, September 11, 2022
OPEN CLASS EVOC 1-2-3_ Instr: Riddle_ Agency/Site: Wintergreen
37 Stone Orchard Dr, Nellysford VA 22958

     
  
  

Saturday, September 10 - Sunday, September 11, 2022
OPEN CLASS EVOC 2_ Instr: Dillard_ Agency/Site: LifeCare
LifeCare 1170 International Parkway, Fredericksburg VA 22406

     
  
  

Saturday, September 10 - Sunday, September 11, 2022
OPEN CLASS EVOC 1-2-3_ Instr: Pazdric_ Agency/Site: Priority Pt. Transport_Staunton
808 Richmond Avenue, Staunton VA 24401

     
  
  

Saturday, September 10 - Sunday, September 11, 2022
OPEN CLASS EVOC 3_ Instr: Sites_ Agency/Site: Broadway Emergency Squad
525 Main St, Broadway VA 22815

     
  
  

Monday, September 12, 2022
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
CLOSED EVOC_Instr: Hickerson_ Agency/Site: Carilion_Roanoke
CLOSED CLASS 431 McClanahan St. SW, Roanoke VA 24014

     
  
  

Wednesday, September 14 - Thursday, September 15, 2022
CLOSED EVOC_ Instr: Hickerson_ Agency/Site: Carilion_Roanoke
431 McClanahan St SW, Roanoke VA 24014

     
  
  

Thursday, September 15 - Saturday, September 17, 2022
OPEN EVOC 1-2-3 Class_ Instr: Stevens_ Agency/Site: Lebanon LSC
60 South Church St, Lebanon VA 24266

     
  
  

Saturday, September 17 - Sunday, September 18, 2022
CLOSED CLASS EVOC 1-2-3_ Instr: Mize_ Agency/Site: Ridgeway Rescue
108 Magnolia St, Ridgeway VA 24148

     
  
  

Saturday, September 17 - Sunday, September 18, 2022
OPEN CLASS EVOC 1-2-3_ Instr: Mason_ Agency/Site: Mattaponi VRS
Mattaponi VRS 6089 Canterbury RD, Walkerton VA 23177

     
  
  

Saturday, September 17 - Sunday, September 18, 2022
OPEN CLASS EVOC 2_ Instr: Cox_ Agency/Site: SIM LAB
SIM LAB 905 Lakeside Dr, Lynchburg VA 24501

     
  
  

Saturday, September 17, 2022
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST
OPEN CLASS DICO_ Instr: Bish_ Agency/Site: VAVRS Office
VAVRS State Office 2535 Turkey Creek Rd, Oilville VA 23129

     
  
  

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
CLOSED EVOC_Instr: Hickerson_ Agency/Site: Carilion_Roanoke
CLOSED CLASS 431 McClanahan St. SW, Roanoke VA 24014

     
  
  

Friday, September 23 - Saturday, September 24, 2022
OPEN CLASS EVOC 3_ Instr: Cox_ Agency/Site: Millboro Area RS
541 Millboro Industrial Park Rd, Millboro VA 24460

     
  
  

Saturday, September 24 - Sunday, September 25, 2022
CLOSED EVOC_Instr: Hickerson_ Agency/Site: Carilion_Roanoke
CLOSED CLASS 431 McClanahan St. SW, Roanoke VA 24014

     
  
  

Saturday, September 24 - Sunday, September 25, 2022
OPEN CCLASS SEOR Ops_ Instr: Pribble_ Agency/Site: Lake Monticello
Lake Monticello Volunteer Rescue Squad - 14 Slice Road, Palmyra, VA 22963

     
  
  

Tuesday, September 27 - Saturday, October 1, 2022
CLOSED CLASS EVOC 1-2-3_ Instr: Pair_ Agency/Site: Stoney Creek VRS
13328 Blue Star Highway, Stoney Creek Va

     
  
  

Wednesday, September 28 - Thursday, September 29, 2022
CLOSED EVOC_Instr: Hickerson_ Agency/Site: Carilion_Roanoke
431 McClanahan St SW, Roanoke VA 24014

     
  
  

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
CLOSED EVOC_Instr: Hickerson_ Agency/Site: Carilion_Roanoke
CLOSED CLASS 431 McClanahan St. SW, Roanoke VA 24014

     
  
  

Saturday, October 1 - Sunday, October 2, 2022
EVOC 2 Reg/Ref_ Instr: Manzella_ Agency/Site: Blacksburg VFD
Fire Training Center-1636 Merrimac Rd, Blacksburg Va

     
  
  

Saturday, October 8 - Sunday, October 9, 2022
OPEN Vehicle Rescue Awareness and Operations_ Instr: Hamm_ Agency/Site: Culpepper
18230 Birmingham Rd., Culpepper VA

     
  
  

Wednesday, October 12 - Thursday, October 13, 2022
CLOSED EVOC_Instr: Hickerson_ Agency/Site: Carilion_Roanoke Va
431 McClanahan St SW, Roanoke VA 24014

     
  
  

Saturday, October 15 - Sunday, October 16, 2022
OPEN EVOC 1-2-3 Reg/Ref_ Instr: Jenkins_ Agency/Site: Nottoway Emerg
501 E Virginia Ave, Crewe, VA 23930

     
  
  

Saturday, October 15 - Sunday, October 16, 2022
CLOSED EVOC_Instr: Hickerson_ Agency/Site: Carilion_Roanoke
CLOSED CLASS 431 McClanahan St. SW, Roanoke VA 24014

     
  
  

Saturday, October 22 - Sunday, October 23, 2022
OPEN CLASS EVOC 2_ Instr: Cox_ Agency/Site: SIM LAB - REPLICATED
SIM LAB 905 Lakeside Dr, Lynchburg VA 24501

     
  
  

Wednesday, October 26 - Thursday, October 27, 2022
CLOSED EVOC_Inst: Hickerson_ Agency/Site: Carilion_Roanoke
431 McClanahan St SW, Roanoke VA 24014

     
  
  

Friday, October 28 - Sunday, October 30, 2022
OPEN CLASS Basic and Light-Low Angle Ops_ Instr: Riddle_ Agency/Site: Wintergreen
487 Monocan Drive, Nellysford, VA

     
  
  

Friday, November 4 - Sunday, November 6, 2022
OPEN CLASS Vertical Rescue_ Instr: Riddle_ Agency/Site: Wintergreen
487 Monocan Drive, Nellysford, VA

     
  
  

Wednesday, November 9 - Thursday, November 10, 2022
CLOSED EVOC_Instr: Hickerson_ Agency/Site: Carilion_Roanoke
431 McClanahan St SW, Roanoke VA 24014

     
  
  


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Strategic Plan:

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

(an updated Strategic Plan will be submitted for approval at the 2023 Spring BOG Meeting.


 

 

Events:


Spring BOG Meeting

March 25, 2023

Williamsburg, VA

2023 Rescue College

June 9-18, 2023

Blacksburg, VA

2023 FRV Convention

September 20-23, 2023

Hampton, VA

 

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Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads, Inc.
2535 Turkey Creek Road
Oilville, VA 23129
P: (804) 749-8191
F: (804) 749-8910
Email:  vavrs@vavrs.com

 

 

VAVRS State Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm.