Our run area holds the heart of Southwest Roanoke County. With route 419 running straight through our run area, we are responsible for residential, commercial, and industrial facilities, all of which present their own challenges to our personnel. We also host some steep terrain that can lend itself to some challenging extrications after motor vehicle accidents. We have three hospitals just outside of our run area that we regularly transport to: Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Lewis Gale Medical Center, and the Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital.
We pride ourselves in our professional service to the community. In addition to respond to 911 calls, we also participate in stand-by events. We staff these events due to the increased likelihood of injury or morbidity. We regularly provide EMS services for high school sporting events, local concerts and music festivals, and church outreach events. We also educate the community by teaching free CPR courses, speaking at local schools, and providing Mock DUI demonstrations. Our station also has a large conference room where we host various community events as well.
Cave Spring Rescue Squad has been serving the community of Cave Spring and surrounding areas of Roanoke County, Virginia per mutual aid agreements for more then 58 years providing pre-hospital EMS care with professionally trained volunteers. We answer 1,800+ emergency calls per year as well as provide EMS support for community events. Our members range from 16 to 70 years of age, come from all walks of life and careers, and serve on duty teams that operate once a week.
Rescue Station 3
CSRS operates out of one station located at 3206 Valley Forge Avenue in Cave Spring, Virginia. The station has four bays capable of housing up to eight apparatus. It is also equipped with two kitchens and a dining area, small and large conference rooms for classes, meetings and events, multiple offices, separate male and female bunk rooms with shower facilities, laundry room, high-speed Wifi throughout, and living area equipped with couches and a big screen TV, HD-cable, X-box, Apple TV, and Netflix.
Our large conference room and kitchen include tables and chairs, there is a projector with big screen and high-speed internet available. The kitchen features two stoves, two refrigerators, two sinks, large ice maker, plenty of counter space, and a passthrough from the kitchen into the conference room.