RSAF (Rescue Squad Assistance Fund)


Financial assistance for Emergency Medical Services Grants Program, known as the Rescue Squad Assistance Fund (RSAF) is a grant program for nonprofit licensed EMS agencies or other Virginia emergency medical service organizations operating on a nonprofit basis exclusively for the benefit of the general public pursuant to § 32.1-111.12 of the Code of Virginia. 

Items eligible for funding include EMS equipment and vehicles, computers, EMS management programs, courses/classes and projects benefiting the recruitment and retention of EMS members.


The BREMS Board of Directors completes grant review twice a year in conjunction with the March and September Office of EMS RSAF program. The Board of Directors meets in April and October to review grants and submit their grades electronically to the Office of EMS. RSAF grant review meeting minutes are part of the BREMS Board of Directors meetings in April and October.


For further information regarding RSAF, please visit the Virginia Office of EMS website. 

The Spring 2023 RSAF Grant Cycle began Wednesday, February 1, 2023, and closed on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 5pm EST.
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