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.

 

The 2018 Vermont Statewide EMS Protocols Are Now REQUIRED

Vermont Statewide EMS Protocols - 2018 Version

Protocol update training materials, a list of optional training sessions and a summary of changes can be found in the Education section of the website. 

 

In This Section

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 electronic prehospital patient care data collection, analysis and reporting system that has been in use since 2010.

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.