Welcome to the Blue Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad
The Blue Ridge Rescue Squad is an all-volunteer Section 501(c)(4) non-profit organization providing emergency medical services and transport to the citizens of Blue Ridge and surrounding localities. The department operates out of one station that is shared with the Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department at 1354 Blue Ridge Springs Road, Blue Ridge, Virginia. Located centrally to the southeastern portion of Botetourt County, the squad's primary service area extends along the U.S. 460 corridor from the Bedford County line to the Roanoke County border. Blue Ridge also services all the neighborhoods to the south of 460 and those half-way to Troutville on Mountain Pass Road. Many of these neighborhoods are serviced by the Troutville branch of the United States Post Office.
NEWS and SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Become a CERT member: The Roanoke Valley Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is conducting free training in February and March on disaster preparedness and response. This program educates citizens about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. See the news release for further information.
Need CPR? The Blue Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad coordinates and teaches the AHA Heartsaver CPR/AED course to Blue Ridge area citizens at no cost, on an as-needed basis. If you are interested in learning CPR, please contact us and we will work to set up a date and time.
Recruitment: The Blue Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad is actively recruiting new volunteers. We welcome all members of the community, regardless of experience. Members must be at least 16 years old to join. If you would like to learn more or are ready to get involved, please select the Volunteer tab above. We look forward to meeting you!
Like us on Facebook: The Blue Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad has a Facebook account to connect with citizens and fellow EMS providers. Give us a Like!