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.

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.

 

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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.

Upcoming Events


Saturday, May 21 - Sunday, May 22, 2022
EVOC - Emergency Vehicle Operator Class
OPEN CLASS Pamplin FD 2394 Pamplin Rd, Pamplin VA 23958

     
  
  

Saturday, May 21 - Sunday, May 22, 2022
EXTRICATION - Vehicle Rescue Awareness and Operations
OPEN CLASS Giles Rescue 175 Industrial Road, Pearisburg VA 24134

     
  
  

Saturday, May 21 - Sunday, May 22, 2022
EVOC - Emergency Vehicle Operator Class
OPEN EVOC 1-2-3 3060 Smith Mountain Road, Penhook VA 24137

     
  
  

Tuesday, May 24 - Thursday, May 26, 2022
EVOC - Emergency Vehicle Operator Class
ClOSED CLASS Manchester VRS St 2 7810 Winterpock Road Chesterfield Va 23832

     
  
  

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM EST
EVOC - Emergency Vehicle Operator Class (Recertification)
CLOSED CLASS Carson Volunteer Fire Department 20015 Halifax Rd, Carson VA 23830

     
  
  

Saturday, May 28, 2022
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST
EVOC - Emergency Vehicle Operator Class (Refresher)
CLOSED CLASS 205 Richmond Hwy, Amberst VA 24521

     
  
  

Saturday, May 28 - Sunday, May 29, 2022
EVOC - Emergency Vehicle Operator Class
OPEN EVOC 1-2-3 808 Richmond Ave, Staunton VA 24401

     
  
  

Saturday, June 4 - Sunday, June 5, 2022
EVOC - Emergency Vehicle Operator Class - REPLICATED
CLOSED CLASS 431 McClanahan St. SW, Roanoke VA 24014

     
  
  

Friday, June 17, 2022
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
EVOC - Emergency Vehicle Operator Class (Refresher)
CLOSED CLASS 431 McClanahan St. SW, Roanoke VA 24014

     
  
  

Saturday, June 18 - Sunday, June 19, 2022
EVOC - Emergency Vehicle Operator Class
OPEN CLASS EVOC 3 Renan VFD 405 Straightstone Road, Gretna VA 24557

     
  
  

Saturday, June 18 - Sunday, June 19, 2022
EVOC - Emergency Vehicle Operator Class
OPEN Class Sim Lab 905 Lakeside Dr, Lynchburg VA 24501

     
  
  

Saturday, June 25 - Sunday, June 26, 2022
EVOC - Emergency Vehicle Operator Class
OPEN EVOC 3 18230 Birmingham Rd, Culpepper VA 22701 - 6/25/2022

     
  
  

Saturday, July 16 - Sunday, July 17, 2022
EVOC - Emergency Vehicle Operator Class
501 E Virginia Ave, Crewe, VA 23930

     
  
  

Monday, July 18, 2022
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
EVOC - Emergency Vehicle Operator Class (Refresher)
CLOSED CLASS 431 McClanahan St. SW, Roanoke VA 24014

     
  
  

Saturday, July 23 - Sunday, July 24, 2022
EVOC - Emergency Vehicle Operator Class
CLOSED CLASS PEVRS   500 Doswell St., Farmville VA 23901

     
  
  

Saturday, July 30 - Sunday, July 31, 2022
EVOC - Emergency Vehicle Operator Class (Regular and Refresher)
CLOSED CLASS 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

 


 

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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. 
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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.