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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!

CPR Classes
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

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."
If you would like to read more, click here.

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!

Promotional Video

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!!

June 5, 2007
VTRS Receives Commendation from Board of Visitors

Resolution 3A of the Board of Visitors of Virginia Tech

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."

Donate to VTRS  Click the logo to learn how to donate to the Virginia Tech Rescue Squad.

NCEMSF Website of the Year 2009-2010
Virginia Tech Rescue Squad
Military Building, Barger St. (0245)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Web Developer: Johnny Wen
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Phone: (540) 231-7138
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When do I call for an ambulance?
Is the victim's condition life-threatening or could it worsen and become life threatening on the way to the hospital? Could moving the victim cause further injury? Does the victim need the skills or equipment of emergency medical technicians? Would distance or traffic conditions cause a delay in getting the victim to the hospital?
If the answer to any of these questions is "yes," or if you are unsure, it's best to call an ambulance. EMTs are trained to begin medical treatment on the way to the hospital and can alert the doctors of the patient's condition in advance.

Example warning signs:
Severe burns, bleeding that won't stop, severe or persistent vomiting, coughing up or vomiting blood, suicidal or homicidal feelings, difficulty breathing, chest or upper abdominal pain or pressure, fainting or sudden collapse, sudden dizziness, weakness or change in vision, change in mental status