Established in 1978, the Life Member and Alumni Association (LMAA) is an active network of past squad members whose energy is directed at supporting the Virginia Tech Rescue Squad through training, education, financial contributions, operational assistance, and career guidance for graduating members.

"Life Membership" is a traditional class of membership in many organizations, especially in Virginia's volunteer fire and rescue community. Usually reflecting ones veteran status or dedicated service deemed above and beyond the normal service commitment, Virginia Tech's definition of a Life Member is no different. Our organization brings together those who have attained this honored class of membership as well as our countless Alumni Members who have given selflessly of their time and effort to the Virginia Tech Rescue Squad.

The LMAA enjoys constituency group status with the Virginia Tech Alumni Association and reunites annually in Blacksburg for an awards banquet celebrating the squads dedicated service to the Virginia Tech Community.

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Resources Available on this Site

  • Members - A listing of the Life and Alumni members.
  • LMAA Officers - A listing of the LMAA leadership and some biographical information on them.
  • Sponsorship Program - Networking is one of the key parts of our organizaton's mission statement. This section of the website facilities that program.
  • Contact Roster - Alphabetical listing of the members' contact information, training abilities and current employment.
  • Regional Breakdown - In an effort to encourage more activities year round, we have grouped our members together by region.
  • Update Profile - If you are an alumni or life member, please update your contact information online so that we may stay in touch.
  • Event Calendar - Calendar of upcoming events for the VTRS LMAA. Events can be listed as public events or restricted to viewing only after a member logs in.
  • Online Forum - An online forum for discussion of various issues relating to VTRS, Fire & EMS, Reunions, etc.
  • Online Documents - A document library holding such items as business meeting minutes, our bylaws, newsletters and also other items of importance to LMAA and Active members.
  • Photo Gallery - an online Photo Collection. Share photos from the history of the squad, whether they are operations or social.
  • 40th Anniversary Photo Gallery - a compilation of photos from the 40th Anniversary weekend.
  • Email Listserv - Subscribe to the listserv. Also provides information and useful commands for listserv members.
  • History of the Squad - A collection of events and memories from the newspapers, media, correspondance, and the members themselves.
  • Squad Wishlist - If you're looking to donate something to the squad, here is a list of ideas.
  • Scholarship - Information about the LMAA Active Member Scholarship endowment.
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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