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.
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.
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