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 Available
Services are now authorized to implement the new protocols as soon as their operational employees have completed the required training. The 2018 protocols will be mandatory for implementation by all services starting on August 18, 2018 at 2359 hours. 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.