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Voluntary Rescue Recognition Program

PA Department of Health Voluntary Rescue Recognition Program (VRSR)
 
 The Pennsylvania Voluntary Rescue Service Recognition (VRSR) Program was prepared by the Rescue Task Force of the Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council (PEHSC) under contract with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Emergency Medical Services Office (EMS Office).
 
The first phase of this program is the implementation of the vehicle rescue section. The purpose of this program is to recognize those emergency services that can safely and efficiently perform rescue operations. 
  
  1. Agriculture Rescue
  2. Collapse Rescue
  3. Confined Space Rescue
  4. Industrial Rescue
  5. Rope Rescue
  6. Transportation Rescue (Plane, Train and Automobile)
  7. Trench/Cave-in Rescue
  8. Water and Ice Rescue
  9.  Wilderness Search and Rescue

An emergency service may be recognized in any one or a combination of any or all disciplines listed.  This document not only takes into account the equipment or hardware requirements, but includes minimum manpower and training requirements.

 

 
 ADVANCED:  Identifies basic tools, equipment (hand and basic power tools), manpower and training requirements that personnel trained to advanced levels can use to undertake basic through complex rescue operations.  This equipment may be carried on a heavy rescue squad or other specialized rescue unit.
 
OPERATIONS:   Identifies basic tools, equipment (hand and basic power tools), manpower and training requirements that personnel trained to the operations levels can use to undertake basic to moderate rescue operations.  This equipment may be carried on any first line fire or rescue apparatus.
 

FIRST RESPONSE:    Identifies basic tools, equipment (mostly hand tools), manpower and training requirements that personnel trained to the awareness level can use to undertake basic technical rescue operations. 

The equipment may be carried on any first line fire or rescue apparatus.

 

 ALL DOWNLOADABLE DOCUMENTS ARE VERIFIED AND CURRENT AS OF AUGUST 4, 2009
  
 
 
 
 
If your service is interested in participating in the VRSR Program, please contact Regional EMS Field Coordinator 

Carla Miller at the LTS EMS Council office at 570-433-4461.
 

Currently Recognized Rescue Services in the LTS Region:



Willing Hand Hose Company- Operations Level

Wellsboro Fire Department - Operations Level

Loyalsock VFC #1 - Operations Level



Millerton Volunteer Fire Department - Operations Level

 
For more information contact:
 
Name:  Carla Miller
Title:  Regional EMS Field Coordinator
Email:  cmiller@lyco.org
Voice:  570-433-4461
Fax:  570-433-4435 FAX
 

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