Bland County Volunteer Rescue Squad, Inc.

Serving the Land Between the Tunnels Since 1974

Bland, Virginia

Employment Opportunity

 Bland Rescue is looking for Full time and Part time ETM Basic and ACLS, if interested in becoming a part of our team 

please contact Tommy Kitts (Captain) at 276-688-4708 8 am- 4pm M-F

First Responder Units

      On Tuesday, Novembe 15th, 2 new units arrived.  Both units are 2012 Ford Expeditions.  These units will replace the existing units: 81 and 82 for the Captain and Chief.  The Expeditions have already been equipped, inspected, and are in service. 

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 is an extraordinary leader who has literally 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

  • Provide 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 also have trained members and specialty equiptment for:

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


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