In Memoriam: VTRS Life Member Chris Heasly
We would like to send our deepest condolences to the family of Life Member Chris Heasly. Chris was very supportive of our agency and will be missed by all members of the Virginia Tech Rescue Squad. During his time here at VT Rescue, Chris was very active in the squad. He held many offices and was elected as the Squadsman of the Year in 1981. Please send thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Chris Heasly. We cannot say thank you enough, Chris.
Find VTRS on Facebook and Twitter!
Be sure to Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter! We send out updates on our upcoming events and EMT-B courses throughout the year. Never miss what VTRS is up to and get involved!
If you or your organization is interested in taking or hosting a CPR Class please view our CPR Page. Our CPR Coordinator is Taylor Gose and he may be reached by phone at 571-243-6252 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VTRS participate in 2012 JEMS Games
Many members who placed first place in the NCEMSF ALS Competition were invited to participate in the JEMS Games in Baltimore, MD. The following excerpt is from an article published by JEMS.
"A young team from the Virginia Tech Rescue Squad, which placed first in their local Advanced Life Support Skills competition at the National Collegiate EMS Foundation a week before the JEMS Games, inspired us by energetically and professionally performing to the best of their ability with just one ALS provider and two EMTs. They did [not] finish first in the scoring, but won the hearts of the judges and staff with their high energy, enthusiasm and near-perfect CPR."
VTRS places 1st in NCEMSF ALS Competition
Several members of the Virginia Tech Rescue Squad recently attended the National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation Conference and received first place in the Advanced Life Support competition. Check it out here.
In Memoriam: VTPD Officer Deriek Crouse
With great sadness, the Virginia Tech community mourns the line-of-duty death of Officer Deriek W. Crouse. Our alumni association will be making a donation to his memorial fund and have added a line-item to their online giving form which is capable of accepting credit cards. All funds raised by Dec 31 will be given to the memorial fund established by the Virginia Tech Police Department.
2010 Life Guard Call of the Year Recipients!
The Virginia Tech, Blacksburg Rescue, Newport Rescue, and CCPT Giles co-received this years Call of the Year Award, at the Carilion Star Points Conference! We are all very proud and honored to have received such an award. Check out this video describing the call!
VTRS First Aid Demonstration
VTRS gives a First Aid demonstration and tour of one of our units. Check out the photos here!
Thanks to our sound and video master Ryan Steves for this promotional video. Enjoy!
VTRS Thanks the General Federation of Women's Clubs of Virginia!
The General Federation of Women's Clubs of Virginia raised the funds to replace our aging Medic 152. The Virginia Tech Rescue Squad is very grateful for all of their hard work and effort that went into making this extraordinary idea a reality. From the Members of the Virginia Tech Rescue Squad--THANK YOU!!
VTRS Trains with Life-Guard!
The Virginia Tech Rescue Squad conducted a training with Carilion Life-Guard this past weekend. Check out the pictures on our Facebook Fan Page!
VTRS Receives New Ambulance!
The Virginia Tech Rescue Squad is proud to announce the addition of Medic 155. Increasing the total number of ambulances to four, VTRS will be able to better serve the community!
NCEMSF Website of The Year
The Virginia Tech Rescue Squad was Awarded Website of the Year By the National Collegiate EMS Foundation (NCEMSF) for 2009-2010!
June 24, 2009
VTRS Accepts Resolution of Appreciation from Board of Visitors
On June 1st, Virginia Tech Rescue Squad accepted a resolution from the Board of Visitors for the agency's response to the incident at the Graduate Life Center on January 21, 2009. A press release regarding the event can be found on the News & Press Releases page under the Administrative section, or click here.
January 25, 2008
US Department of Homeland Security citation
The Virginia Tech Rescue Squad would like to thank Greg Bohning, CEO of Cycle Siren, for the generous donation of EMS lights and a siren for one of the bikes in the cycle response team. Pictures of the equipment can be seen on the operational page. Your contribution will surely make a difference!
November 8, 2007
VTRS featured in Virginia Tech Magazine
The Virginia Tech Magazine featured a six page spread on the Virgina Tech Rescue Squad in the Fall 2007 vol. 29, no. 4 issue. The article focuses on the personality and activities of the organization and our Life Member and Alumni Association.
October 30, 2007
The Virginia Tech Rescue Squad would like to thank the Blacksburg Baptist Church for all their help and support. We really appreciate the kind sentiments and generous donations of food we have received time and time again this semester.
June 5, 2007
VTRS Receives Commendation from Board of Visitors
The Board of Visitors adopted five resolutions on Monday relating to the events of April 16. Among the resolutions, the board commended the students, faculty, and staff of Virginia Tech; the Virginia Tech Police Department; the Virginia Tech Rescue Squad; the greater Virginia Tech community; Governor Tim Kaine; and the Virginia Tech Review Panel. To quote the resolution:
"...the Virginia Tech Rescue Squad, by virtue of their professionalism, devotion, and courage have demonstrated the highest standards of the university motto, Ut Prosim ~ That I May Serve."
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NCEMSF Website of the Year 2009-2010
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