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.
VAVRS 2023 Spring BOG Meeting Information
Spring Board of Governor’s is quickly approaching. This year’s event will take place in Williamsburg at the Doubletree Williamsburg, March 25, 2023. The cutoff date for reservations is February 22, 2023, and the room rate is $139.00 per night. Hotel reservations can be made by calling 800-222-8733. When calling, tell the staff you are making a reservation for the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads Spring Board of Governors Meeting. Hotel check-in on March 24, 2023, will be after 4pm and there will be a Friday night hospitality room. Please note, there are no free breakfast restaurants on site.
The VAVRS is thrilled to offer the EMS German Exchange Program
The VAVRS was forced to shut down the EMS German Exchange due to the global pandemic and subsequent COVID restrictions. However, we are pleased to open it up once again to member's of the VAVRS. Please take a moment to read the letter and complete the application. We look forward to bringing this program back to life and hope you will join us by taking advantage of this unique opportunity.
Since March of 2022, we have been working with a group organizing a medical supply effort for Ukrainians. Since March, we have been able to help get multiple ambulances donated as well as countless medical equipment and supplies. The amount of need and support for Ukraine is immense. We are using LifeCare Medical Transport in Fredericksburg as a collection point for items.
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
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.
2023 Spring BOG Meeting
March 25, 2023
2023 Rescue College
June 9-18, 2023
2023 FRV Convention
September 20-23, 2023
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