Bland County Volunteer Rescue Squad, Inc.

Serving the Land Between the Tunnels Since 1974

Bland, Virginia

Employment Opportunity!

 Interested in becoming a part of our team? Bland Rescue is looking for Full time and Part time ETM Basic and ACLS.

POC, Tommy Kitts (Captain) (276)-688-4708  Monday-Friday 8 A.M.- 4 P.M.

2011 Governor's EMS Award for Outstanding Emergency Medical Services Administrator


   On Saturday, November 12th, EMS Chief Lonny Gay received the 2011 Governor's EMS Award for Outstanding Emergency Medical Services Administrator.  The award was received by Lonny at the 31st Annual Virginia EMS Symposium Awards Ceremony in Norfolk, VA.


     Lonny Gay stated the award was a great honor for himself and the entire rescue squad.  Lonny also stated this award would not have been possible without every member of the BCVRS.

Best Appearing EMS Apparatus

  On Saturday, October 15th, Units 73 and 78 participated in the 26th Annual Wytheville Fire Prevention Parade. Unit 78 was awarded Best Appearing EMS Apparatus. 

2011 Regional Outstanding EMS Administrator

 On Thursday, August 18th, Captain Lonny Gay was named the 2011 Regional Outstanding EMS Administrator for Southwest Virginia.  He has been a member of BCVRS for 12 years and became Captain in 2002.  He also serves as president of the Southwest Virginia EMS Council Board.  "Lonny's an extraordinary leader who has transformed a very rural volunteer agency into one of the best and most successful EMS agencies in the region,"  stated Director Gregory Woods Southwest Virginia EMS Council.

What We Do

  • iProvide Basic and Advanced Life Support
  • Emergency Medical Service calls in Bland County
  • Emergent and Non-Emergent Interfacility Transports
  • Dialysis Transports
  • Doctors Appointments
  • Long Distance Transports

We  have trained members and specialty equipment for:

  • Cave Rescue
  • Search and Rescue
  • Swift Water Rescue
  • Vehicle Extrication
  • Vertical Rope Rescue

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