Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad

Providers of prehospital emergency medical care and technical rescue  

For the town of Blacksburg and parts of Montgomery County, Virginia

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More than medical services.

Our special operations teams get people out of situations that require technical rescue training and specialized equipment. 


Five men who were trapped in a cave have been rescued

Blacksburg Rescue cave team responded with several other agencies to rescue five men who were struggling with exhaustion and hypothermia after entering a cave two days earlier.

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Search and rescue drone finds elderly man

A 92 year old man went missing in the woods after a hiking expedition. Many local search and rescue groups participated in the search efforts including our own SWVaMRG team. Many people were put on the ground, but the man was found first by a drone, which identified the subject's hunter orange cap. 

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Two children rescued after fall through the ice 

Blacksburg Rescue was dispatched after witness saw children walking on the ice and one fall through. Our water rescue specialists donned special equipment and safely crossed the ice to make contact with the patients. Each patient was warmed and moved to safety in a stokes basket, belayed across the ice.  

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Teen suffers back injury jumping into water at Montgomery Co. quarry

Blacksburg Rescue moved the patient from the bottom of the quarry with a vertical technical rescue. The special operations division was tasked with moving the patient up a 50ft cliff as well as caring for the patients physical injuries. 

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When the going gets tough, we get going.

Our dedicated members respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 


Our work never stops

Your help is needed.

We do not charge patients for the services we provide, and rely heavily on donations to provide the highest quality care to our community. Your donation will help us stock our emergency medical equipment, maintain our vehicles, provide training to our membership, and much more.

As our name states, Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad is a 100% volunteer organization. We are funded from many sources, such as the Town of Blacksburg, Montgomery County, the United Way, state and federal grant programs, but most importantly, the generous donations from local residents and businesses.