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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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:
Sharon Karlet Campbell, President of the Cave Spring Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary passed away on Sunday, October 25th.
Sharon joined the Cave Spring Rescue Squad family in October of 1971. In addition to serving the community in the Auxiliary, she also provided emergency medical care as a Shock Trauma Technician member of the Cave Spring Rescue Squad in the late 1970’s and into the early 1980’s. In her 44 year membership, Sharon held offices of Chaplain, Secretary, Historian, Vice President, and served as the President of the CSRS Auxiliary for more than 20 years. She is well known for her organization of the biannual Chicken BBQ fundraiser.
Sharon was a leader in the CSRS Auxiliary along with providing leadership to the Southcentral District and state level Auxiliary to the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads (AVAVRS). She served in every office at all three levels and most recently completed a two-year term as the President of the AVAVRS.
Her dedication to the local crew was unwavering even through multiple recent illnesses.
Visitation with the family will be held Thursday, October 20th from 4-7 pm, Church of the Holy Spirit, 6011 Merriman Roan, Roanoke, VA 24018 and a celebration of her life will be held at the church on Friday, October 30th at 1 pm with processional to Sherwood Memorial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, VA 24153 following. After the graveside service a reception in Sharon’s honor will be held at the Church of the Holy Spirit at 4 pm.