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

2022 First Responder Virginia August 10-13, 2022

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2022 Competition Rules and Entry Form

Membership:

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


Thursday, June 16 - Saturday, July 16, 2022
DICO Class_ Instr: Craft_ Agency/Site: Victoria Fire and Rescue
1421 Main St., Victoria VA 23974

     
  
  

Tuesday, July 5 - Saturday, July 9, 2022
EVOC Reg and Ref Inst: Skeen_Agency:Cleveland Lifesaving Crew
5158 Cleveland Rd, Cleveland VA 24225

     
  
  

Monday, July 11 - Saturday, July 16, 2022
OPEN EVOC 1-2-3_Inst: Pair_ Agency / Site: Emporia, VA
513 S Main St, Emporia VA 23847

     
  
  

Friday, July 15 - Saturday, July 16, 2022
EMS - Infection Disease Control Basic and DICO_Inst: Wilkinson_Agency: Bristol
506 Piedmont Ave Bristol, VA 24201

     
  
  

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

     
  
  

Saturday, July 16, 2022
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
IDC Officer Class_Victoria VA_Craft
Victoria Fire and Rescue, 1421 Main St, Victoria VA 23974

     
  
  

Monday, July 18, 2022
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
EVOC - CLOSED CLASS 431 McClanahan St. SW, Roanoke
CLOSED CLASS 431 McClanahan St. SW, Roanoke VA 24014

     
  
  

Tuesday, July 19, 2022
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM EST
CLOSED EVOC 1-2-3_Hickerson_Roanoke VA
431 Mclanahan St SW Roanoke VA 24014

     
  
  

Tuesday, July 19 - Thursday, July 21, 2022
CLOSED EVOC 123 REF_ Instr: Hamm_ Agency/Site: Madison County EMS
1494 N. Mainstreet, Madison VA 22727 (Madison County EMS)

     
  
  

Wednesday, July 20 - Saturday, July 23, 2022
OPEN EVOC 3_ Instr: Nolen_ Agency/Site: Tunstall VRS
Tunstall Fire and Rescue Station, Tunstall High Road Dry Fork, Va

     
  
  

Friday, July 22 - Sunday, July 24, 2022
CLOSED CLASS_EVOC 1-2 Reg / Ref_ Instr: Lewis_ Agency/Site: Petersburg VA_Southside
425 Graham Rd, Petersburg VA 23805

     
  
  

Saturday, July 23 - Sunday, July 24, 2022
EVOC - CLOSED CLASS_ Instr: Broadwater_ Agency/Site: PEVRS   500 Doswell St., Farmville
CLOSED CLASS PEVRS   500 Doswell St., Farmville VA 23901

     
  
  

Saturday, July 23, 2022
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
OPEN HAZ MAT Awareness_ Instr: Frenier_ Agency/Site: Glen Lyn Fire and Rescue
300 East River Mtn Rd Glen Lyn, VA 24093

     
  
  

Tuesday, July 26 - Sunday, July 31, 2022
OPEN EVOC Reg/Ref 2-3_Shifflett_Lake Monticello VRS
Lake Monticello Volunteer Rescue Squad - 14 Slice Road, Palmyra, VA

     
  
  

Saturday, July 30 - Sunday, July 31, 2022
EVOC - CLOSED CLASS 431 McClanahan St. SW, Roanoke
CLOSED CLASS 431 McClanahan St. SW, Roanoke VA 24014

     
  
  

Saturday, July 30 - Sunday, July 31, 2022
CLOSED EVOC 3_ Instr: Hodges_ Agency/Site: Rocky Mt Fire
Rocky MT Fire 1250 N Main Street, Rocky Mount, VA 24251

     
  
  

Sunday, August 7, 2022
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
CLOSED EVOC REF_ Instr: Rogers_ Agency/Site: Blacksburg
1300 Progress St NE Blacksburg VA 24060

     
  
  

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM EST
CLOSED EVOC_Instr: Hickerson_ Agency/Site: Carilion_Roanoke
431 McClanahan St SW, Roanoke VA 24014

     
  
  

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 EVOC 3_Farewell_Glen Lyn VFR
300 East River Mtn Rd., Glen Lyn VA 24093

     
  
  

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
EVOC - CLOSED CLASS 431 McClanahan St. SW, Roanoke
CLOSED CLASS 431 McClanahan St. SW, Roanoke VA 24014

     
  
  

Monday, September 12, 2022
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
EVOC - CLOSED CLASS 431 McClanahan St. SW, 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

     
  
  

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
EVOC - CLOSED CLASS 431 McClanahan St. SW, Roanoke
CLOSED CLASS 431 McClanahan St. SW, Roanoke VA 24014

     
  
  

Saturday, September 24 - Sunday, September 25, 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

 


 

Events:


Annual Convention - 

2022 First Responder Virginia

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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.