Students elected by peers to lead Virginia Tech Rescue Squad

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

Virginia Tech Rescue Squad is all-student volunteer-run organization and operates 365 days a year.

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.

– Alexa Briehl

Virginia Tech