Roanoke Valley Regional Fire-EMS Academy
The Roanoke Valley Reginal Fire-EMS Recruit School is a partnership between Roanoke Fire-EMS, Roanoke County Fire & Rescue, Salem Fire & EMS, and Botetourt Fire & EMS. Approximately 19 weeks of school teaches the cadet the basics of fire-EMS, including but not limited to:
Firefighter I & II
Emergency Medical Technician- Basic (EMT-B)
Intro to Technical Rescue
Emergency Vehicle Operations (EVOC)
Cadets with a previous Virginia (Or National) EMS certification will progress through a condensed academy. This academy is approximately 13 weeks of instruction and hands on learning, including EMS ride-alongs.
All cadets must complete ride-alongs
Each recruit school produces a video shown at the academies graduation highlighting their experiences. Below is a video from our most recent academy, Recruit School #26.