EMT Course – Spring 2017

Update: The class and waiting list are both full. We are no longer accepting registrations.

Cave Spring Rescue Squad will be holding an EMT certification course starting in January 2017.

Pre-requisites: 16 years old. Must have ready access to computer and internet.

Start Date: January 26, 2017. (CPR Certification Class: January 24, 2017)

Class dates/times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30 – 10:00 pm. Occasional Saturdays 9:00 – 3:00.

State practical exam: May 20, 2017, Lord Botetourt High School.

Where: Cave Spring Rescue Squad 3206 Valley Forge Ave Roanoke, VA 24018

Cost: $400 at start of course. Cost covers CPR certification, textbook, training supplies, copies, and on-line training, class testing modules, and first-attempt certification exam. Tuition reimbursement is available to those who join the rescue squad and fulfill the requirements. If you’re interested in learning how reimbursement works, let us know when you register for the course.

Open House – October 29th

We will be holding an Open House on Saturday, October 29th from 1-4pm. Come by and learn more about Cave Spring Rescue Squad. We will have:

  • Activities for the kids
  • Learn about Emergency Medical Services
  • Tour our Ambulances
  • See Extrication Equipment in use

Our building is at 3206 Valley Forge Ave, Roanoke, VA 24018. We’ll see you on Saturday!

Fall BBQ – October 1st

Our Fall Chicken BBQ will be Saturday, October 1st. Each meal will include 1/2 a chicken, cole slaw, green beans and a roll. Each meal is $8. There will also be a bake sale in the upstairs meeting room. You can eat in, or carry the meals home. To make a reservation, please come by the station. We are running low on the number of meals available. (Updated on October 1st at noon)

EMT Course – Fall 2016

Cave Spring Rescue Squad will be holding an EMT certification course starting on August 25, 2016.

Pre-requisites: 16 years old. Must have ready access to computer and internet.

Start Date: August 25, 2016, 6:00pm.

Class dates/times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30 – 10:00 pm. Occasional Saturdays 9:00 – 3:00.

State practical exam: December 10, 2016

Where: Cave Spring Rescue Squad 3206 Valley Forge Ave Roanoke, VA 24018

Cost: $400 at start of course. Cost covers CPR certification, textbook, training supplies, copies, and on-line training, class testing modules, and first-attempt certification exam.

For more information or to register: Contact 540-772-2943.

CSRS: 2016 Outstanding EMS Agency

Cave Spring Rescue Squad was recognized on many levels by the Western Virginia EMS Council during the 2016 regional award ceremony held at the Vinton War Memorial on Thursday evening.

Cave Spring Rescue Squad received the 2016 Outstanding EMS Agency Award. This award is given to an EMS agency that exemplifies outstanding professionalism and service to its community; whose high level of patient care is evident by innovative training, community awareness, preventive health programs, public relations efforts and participation in local, regional and statewide EMS systems.

Our Operational Medical Director, Dr. Carol Bernier received the Dr. Cheryl B. Haas Award for Outstanding EMS Physician. This award is presented to an EMS physician who exemplifies outstanding leadership and dedication in the exercise of prehospital care.

CSRS Life Member and Roanoke County Battalion Chief of EMS William Duff received the Award for Excellence in EMS. This award is presented to an individual who exemplifies outstanding dedication and service to the statewide Virginia emergency medical services system, and has demonstrated a commitment to a comprehensive, integrated system of emergency medical services throughout the Commonwealth.

2016 Outstanding EMS Agency
2016 Outstanding EMS Agency
Dr. Carol Bernier and CSRS President Laura Alexander
Dr. Carol Bernier and CSRS President Laura Alexander

Certificate

William Duff
William Duff

Spring BBQ – May 7th

Our Spring Chicken BBQ will be Saturday, May 7th. Each meal will include 1/2 a chicken, cole slaw, green beans and a roll. Each meal is $8. There will also be a bake sale in the upstairs meeting room. You can eat in, or carry the meals home.

Thank you for your support!

CSRS Team Honored by the Red Cross

Four Cave Spring Rescue Squad members are bring honored by the American Red Cross at a breakfast later this month with the 911 Dispatch Hero Award. The four members are Adam LaChappelle, Emma Duff, David Flanagan, and Michael Clark. The four were dispatched to a child having seizures after a sledding accident during January’s snowstorm. More information can be found at: WSLS: Cave Spring Rescue Squad members battle snowstorm, named Red Cross heroes.

Firefighters Ryan Boughal and Ryan Webster from the Cave Spring Volunteer Fire Department helped clear the snow to get the team to the patient, and to get the patient out to the ambulance safely. Roanoke County EMS supervisor Jeremy Newman also assisted on the call.

The breakfast will be held at the Hotel Roanoke, on Tuesday, March 29th, at 7:30.

Easter Egg Sales

The Cave Spring Rescue Squad Auxiliary has begun taking orders for their Chocolate Easter Eggs. Each egg costs $3. There are four flavors available this year: peanut butter, mint, raspberry, and butter cream. Call 540-354-9041 to place your order. Orders must be placed by March 18th, and picked up by 5pm on March 25th.

EMT Class Spring 2016

(Note: Class registration and the waiting list has filled completely. If you’d like to be added to the interest list for a class possibly in the Fall, please let us know.)

Cave Spring Rescue Squad will be holding an EMT certification course starting on February 2, 2016.

Pre-requisites: 16 years old, CPR certified prior to start of course. Must have ready access to computer and internet.

Start Date: February 2, 2016.

Class dates/times: Tuesdays, every other Thursday and one Saturday a month. Class 6:30 – 10:00 pm on weekdays and 9-3 on Saturdays.

State practical exam: May 7, 2016

Where: Cave Spring Rescue Squad 3206 Valley Forge Ave Roanoke, VA 24018

Cost: $250 at start of course with additional $50 certification testing fee at end. Cost covers textbook, training supplies, copies, and on-line training and class testing modules.

For more information or to register: Contact 540-772-2943 or traininglt@csrescue.org

Installation of Officers, Awards, and Merriment

On December 5th, Cave Spring Rescue Squad celebrated the year, installed next year’s officers, and gave out awards at our annual Holiday Party. Held at the Holiday Inn at Tanglewood, current members and life members and their families came together to an enjoyable evening with dinner and dancing.

Next year’s officers were installed:

  • Chief: Ethan Dressler
  • Deputy Chief: Glendon Robertson
  • Training Lieutenant: Heather Carroll
  • Logistics Lieutenant: Michael Clark
  • Equipment Lieutenant: Lindsey Arnold
  • President: Laura Alexander
  • Vice President: Joel Haywood
  • Secretary: George Taylor
  • Treasurer: George Ferguson
  • Advisory Board: Steve Ferguson, George Blanar, Karin Brown.

Awards for service done in 2015:

  • Officer of the Year: Glendon Robertson
  • BLS Provider of the Year: George Taylor
  • ALS Provider of the Year: Heather Carroll
  • Member of the Year: Michael Clark
  • Junior Member of the Year: Emma Duff

Several local businesses provided door prizes that were given to attendees. Many thanks to these businesses for supporting our volunteer rescue squad with gift certificates and other prizes: