Course Description

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification program, traditionally run by the Cave Spring Rescue Squad, is being run as an EMS Academy. Students will be eligible to test for their EMT upon successful completion of the EMS Academy. In addition to completing the initial course requirement for an EMT certification students will have the option to obtain other certifications necessary in EMS include Vehicle Extrication and Emergency Vehicle Operation Certification (EVOC). This course provides the basic knowledge and skills needed to deliver Basic Life Support (BLS) care and is required to progress to more advanced levels of prehospital patient care. 


Spring 2020

State Psychomotor Testing: TBD

Class dates/times

Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

One Saturday/Sunday weekend a month


Cave Spring Rescue Squad

3206 Valley Forge Ave

Roanoke, VA 24018

Enrollment Priority

Priority is given to students in the following order:

1st: Cave Spring Rescue Squad Volunteers

2nd: Roanoke County Volunteers

3rd: Non-Affiliated Volunteers


Cave Spring Rescue Squad Volunteers


Current Roanoke County






A $50 application fee is required and applied to your tuition. This fee is refundable to applicants who are not accepted into the program. The course fee does not cover the cost of CPR certification.

*CSRS volunteers are eligible for full course reimbursement after completing one year of EMT service with the agency.

Scholarship and Payment Options

Scholarships are available to apply for through the Virginia Office of EMS that may cover up to the full tuition of the class. Deadline to apply for the scholarship to have the course completely funded by the start of the course is TBD.

Payment plans are also available upon request.


To register for the course: TBD

To be eligible for the Virginia Office of EMS scholarship: TBD

Adam LaChappelle

Education Coordinator

Laura Alexander

Education Coordinator


Interested in becoming a volunteer?

Online application will be opened here once the 2020 class is officially announced.

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Gabrielle Lewis

Training Lieutenant


For questions relating to the course, please email our Training Lt. Gabrielle Lewis at

© 2017 by Cave Spring Rescue Squad Inc.

3206 Valley Forge Ave.

Roanoke, VA 24018

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