Ever wondered who answers and responds to the approximately 1,200 emergency calls each year on the Virginia Tech Blacksburg campus?

The Virginia Tech Rescue Squad (VTRS), currently in its 50th year, is the oldest collegiate rescue squad in Virginia. VTRS is entirely student-run and has 40 student members who perform the same functions of a municipal rescue squad.

Along with responding to emergency calls, the squad provides emergency medical services at all major university and athletic events.

VTRS recently held officer elections for the 2019-20 academic year. The officers are:

  • Jake Martin, chief, is a junior majoring in human nutrition, foods, and exercise.
  • Kaitlin Gutenson, administrative captain, is a junior majoring in human nutrition, foods, and exercise.
  • Benjamin Kingman, operations captain, is a senior majoring in criminal justice.
  • Lorin Roemhildt, training lieutenant, is a senior majoring in clinical neuroscience and psychology.
  • Maya Johnson, personnel lieutenant, is a senior majoring in human nutrition, foods, and exercise.
  • Areej Khan, public outreach lieutenant, is a junior majoring in philosophy, politics, and economics.
  • Nick Blome, communications lieutenant, is a junior majoring in civil engineering.
  • Callie Keating, equipment lieutenant, is a junior majoring in human nutrition, foods, and exercise.
  • Justin Davis, vehicles lieutenant, is a senior majoring in biology.

Click here to learn more about VTRS.


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