Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads State Competition events to be held at Camp Pendleton

FortPickett-CampPendletonPatchCAMP PENDLETON, Va. — Several events of the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads State Competition will be held at the Virginia National Guard’s Camp Pendleton Collective Training Center, and members of the news media are invited to cover the Vehicle Extrication Competition featuring Emergency Medical Technician teams and Advanced Life Support teams Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.

Members of the news media should arrive at Camp Pendleton no later than 10:30 a.m. for the 11 a.m. competition. Please RSVP to Cotton Puryear at 804-539-1451 or cotton.puryear@us.army.mil by 9 a.m. on Sept. 26 if you plan to attend and to coordinate for access to Camp Pendleton.

The competition is part of the 80th Anniversary VAVRS conference being held at various locations in Virginia Beach from Sept. 23-27. The conference and competition bring rescue squads from across the commonwealth to Virginia Beach. A parade of ambulances and rescue trucks from all over Virginia begins at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 Atlantic Avenue Va Beach Laskin to 19th Street.

For more information about the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads, visit http://www.vavrs.com or contact Mr. John Craig, III, Vehicle Extrication Instructor and VAVRS Conference Committee Member at 540-487-9546.

Read about the events held at Camp Pendleton last year:
Camp Pendleton hosts Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads competition
http://vaguard.dodlive.mil/2013/10/22/4558/

View photos from last year’s competition:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaguardpao/sets/72157636060784116/

Camp Pendleton is a state-owned 328-acre installation that provides training facilities for National Guard units, as well as all other DOD active and reserve units and public safety organizations. The post features administrative buildings, conference facilities, barracks, classrooms, dining facilities, a live-fire qualification range and nine different virtual trainers as well as a chapel, fitness center, distance learning center, wooded training areas, helipad, land navigation course and military access beach and amphibious landing site.