Event Notification

The Virginia Tech Rescue Squad receives Event Notification Forms on a continuing basis. If your group, organization or department is sponsoring an event that requires Emergency Medical Services on hand (i.e. dances, parties, “after-hours” events, road races, major entertainment events/concerts or events advertised to the non-university public) or one that meets the requirements of the Student Centers and Activities Event Planning Office. Unusually large events or venues may require additional service and will be handled on a case-by-case basis.  Organizers will be notified of special needs shortly after receipt of the Event Notification Form. Please fill out an Event Notification Form no later than 30 days prior to the event date.  If interested in requesting a standby, please visit our “Event Notification” page.

EMT Class

The Virginia Tech Rescue Squad and Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad sponsor an EMT Basic course. This course meets the requirements to test for Virginia & National Registry initial certification for the EMT Basic level. The course meets Mondays & Wednesdays from 18:00-22:00 and is taught from 1/21/2019 to 4/27/2019. The course is held at the Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad at 1300 Progress St NW, in Blacksburg.

CLICK HERE to apply. Applications are due by 17:00 on 1/4/2019. An American Heart Association BLS Provider CPR course is a prerequisite to apply. Applicants will be notified of their status by 1/14/2019. Preference is given to members of Montgomery county EMS agencies. However, a waiting list will be kept in case spots become available.

AED Information

The Virginia Tech Rescue Squad administers the University Public Access AED Program (PAD). In its current state, the program consists of over 150 AEDs placed throughout the Blacksburg campus in highly visible, high pedestrian traffic areas. AEDs have been purchased with support from the Hokie Parents Fund. Once purchased, VTRS maintains the AEDs through regular inspection and replacement of parts. VTRS provides 24/7 response to maintenance requests.  If interested in finding out more about our AEDs on campus, please visit our “AED Information” page.

CPR Outreach

The mission of the Virginia Tech Rescue Squad CPR program is to decrease morbidity and mortality of cardiac arrests by providing accessible American Heart Association CPR classes to the general public and healthcare professionals in the region.  VTRS offers FREE CPR classes throughout the year.  If you are interested in becoming CPR certified, please e-mail vtrspublicoutreach@gmail.com for more information!

Free Classes

If you are interested in any other free classes (Vitals, Stop the Bleed, First Aid, or AED), please contact vtrspublicoutreach@gmail.com to schedule a time!