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VTRS participate in 2012 JEMS Games
"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
In Memoriam: VTPD Officer Deriek Crouse
2010 Life Guard Call of the Year Recipients!
VTRS Thanks the General Federation of Women's Clubs of Virginia!
June 5, 2007
|NCEMSF Website of the Year 2009-2010
|Virginia Tech Rescue Squad
Military Building, Barger St. (0245)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Web Developer: Johnny Wen
|Emergency DIAL 911
Phone: (540) 231-7138
Fax: (540) 231-6254
540-231-6411 (cell phones)
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