Cave Rescue Trailer

Cave Rescue Trailer

Cave Rescue

What We Do

Blacksburg Rescue responds to cave rescue incidents including:

  • Search for missing persons

  • Semi-technical and technical cave evacuations

  • Underground Search Management

  • Recovery Assistance

Members of the Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad with specialized cave rescue training and experience respond to incidents involving people who become lost or injured inside a cave and require specialized technical resources to rescue them safely. This team of volunteers can respond locally and throughout the state when requested for assistance.

Who we are

Cave Rescue is a highly specialized aspect of the Technical Rescue division of the Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad. It is comprised of volunteers with a great deal of training and experience working in caves. Our training includes, but is not limited to: National Cave Rescue Commission (NCRC) trainings of the National Speleological Society (NSS).

Members train to immobilizing an injured victim

Members train to immobilizing an injured victim

Meetings and Training

For current information on cave rescue meetings, feel free to contact us. We typically host in-house training twice per month that are announced by our training committee. Additionally, we hold a mock cave rescue annually where we involve additional local and regional emergency resources to develop joint response efforts. 

Learn More About Us

If you would like to join us or if you are simply looking to find out more information, please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information.