What we do

Rescue Task Force is a specialized method for delivery of care to victims in potentially hostile situations.  We developed our RTF model in cooperation with law enforcement agencies in order to minimize the time it takes to provide life-saving medical care to victims of active shooter and other high-casualty incidents.


The medical care provided through the Rescue Task Force is the same medicine practiced in the back of our ambulances every day, only repackaged into a deployable mobile platform.  Rescue Task Force training focuses on communication, safety protocol, and team-building within the agency and with partnering public safety agencies.

If you are a first responder looking to start a Rescue Task Force in your area and are looking for help, please contact us!  Every agency's needs are different, but we will be happy to share our knowledge with you.

How to get involved 

Send an application to personnel@blacksburgrescue.org. You can also come by our station M-F 9am-5pm to get a form or deliver in-person.

For more information, please contact our Deputy Chief of EMS Operations, Scott Davis at scottdavis@blacksburgrescue.org.

Learn more about our squad

Our squad proudly serves the Town of Blacksburg and parts of Montgomery County with free emergency medical care 24/7. We house over 90 members who volunteer their time to make this possible. 

We have a number of membership categories for those looking to serve and many options for how everyone can participate and support our operations.