CPR Course

The Virginia Tech Rescue Squad is challenging the students of Virginia Tech to reach a goal of 25% certified. Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation is an easy skill to learn and can help save a life! Heart Disease is the #1 killer of Americans today and the CPR course offered by VTRS teaches participants how to recognize the signs of a heart attack and the steps that need to be taken to ensure the best care for that victim.

Once the student is signed up for a class, the CPR course fees are non-refundable.

VTRS is currently offering classes the following days:

There currently are no classes scheduled. Please check back again soon.

Registration for class is done online with payment (via the online application or by check) required prior to attending class.

The class location will be determined and communicated to all students in the class 1 week prior to the class starting.

CPR Coordinator Contact Information

Please contact our CPR Coordinator Taylor Gose, taylorg4@vt.edu, (571) 243-6252 if you have questions or would like to request training for a group.

CPR Information

The Virginia Tech Rescue Squad is proud to be an Authorized Provider for the American Red Cross. With the university program to install AED units throughout the VT campus, one of our goals is to increase the numbers of the university community certified in CPR/AED. We have a team of qualified instructors to meet the needs of many different aspects of training and certification levels. Those include:

- CPR/AED for the Community and Workplace, this course is designed for the layperson.

- CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, this course is designed for Public Safety personnel, Health Care Workers, Sports Trainers Lifeguards or any individual or employee with a duty to respond.

- CPR/AED for Adults, this course is designed for individuals that just have a desire to know how to perform CPR and operate an AED.

- We also offer recertification classes and can also provide group training at your location at your request.

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
Email: vtrescue@vt.edu
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 patients 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