Emergency Medical Services

Vermont EMS responders with patient and ambulance

Vermont Office of Emergency Medical Services

Vermont’s Emergency Medical Services system – or EMS – responds to medical emergencies every day. EMS is an integrated system for providing emergency medical treatment and transportation of sick and injured patients.

The Vermont Office of Emergency Medical Services works on behalf of Vermonters to ensure that the EMS system is adequately equipped and prepared to provide the best out-of-hospital emergency care possible.  There are nearly 180 ambulance and first responder agencies in the state, and most of our nearly 3,000 licensed EMS personnel are volunteers.

open For Comment: Draft 2018 Vermont Statewide EMS Protocols

The draft 2018 protocols are now available for review. These protocol changes are not yet authorized and cannot be utilized until a formal start date is announced. Please review the proposed changes and share any feedback you might have. The Vermont EMS office will provide a more detailed overview of the protocol implementation process, including roll out dates, once the draft feedback has been reviewed.

Comments can be emailed to vtems@vermont.gov until February 1, 2018.

Read the draft 2018 Statewide EMS Protocols

Summary of Changes in the Draft 2018 Protocols

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If you are interested in becoming a Vermont EMS Provider, we recommend that you contact the EMS agencies near you to find out how to become a member or employee of their organization.

There are a number of programs and initiatives for EMS agencies looking to expand their scope of practice, increase their volunteer ranks and become more engaged in their community.

The Vermont Statewide Incident Reporting Network (SIREN) is a comprehensive prehospital patient care data collection, analysis and reporting system.

Find out about EMS class schedules, practical exam schedules, leadership calls, regional and EMS Advisory Committee meetings.

The Vermont EMS office licenses nearly 180 ambulance and first responder agencies and 2,800 licensed patient care providers.

Find contact information for Vermont EMS Office staff, EMS services, and EMS district chairs, training coordinators and medical advisors.

Check here often for changing notifications and updates of interest to the EMS community.

Here are important documents you will need to take a practical exam, apply for or renew a personnel license, operate an EMS agency, provide training, become a HeartSafe community, or offer Public Access Defibrillation.