Regional Meetings - come voice your opinion
Over the next couple of months, the EMS office will continue our series of regional meetings by visiting three more locations around the state. The purpose of these gatherings is to give the Vermont EMS community the opportunity to meet the office staff and discuss your issues, concerns, questions and ideas. Our new EMS Chief, Dan Batsie, is looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible, so we hope you can attend one of these meetings. No RSVP is necessary.
Monday, October 3, 6:00pm
Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, 1315 Hospital Drive, St. Johnsbury
Conference Room #126 (Business & Conference Center)
Tuesday, October 11, 6:00pm
Northwestern Medical Center, 133 Fairfield Street, St. Albans
Conference Room #1
Hope to see you there!
Vermont Week at Center for Disaster Preparedness in Anniston, Alabama -- November 13-19, 2016
The Vermont Department of Health in conjunction with the Division of Emergency Management, Homeland Security is sponsoring an exclusive “Vermont Week” of training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Alabama.
This week of training is scheduled for November 13-19th, 2016 and is comprised of 3 training classes with a combined capacity of 140 students.
- This is for Vermont students only (we will open it up to the Northeast after August 30th).
- All of the training is at no cost to the participants and includes round-trip airfare, meals & accommodations at the training site.
- Please review this announcement carefully, as there is a LOT of information contained in it.
- All classes are seated on a first-come, first served basis.
- Once you have selected and applied for a class, there will be no changes or substitutions allowed after September 15th, 2016 except for outright cancellations if you cannot attend.
Review the information in the announcement carefully. There are several classes available and distinct steps for registration and admission.
Vermont Critical Care Paramedic Endorsement
- OnCall for Vermont is the hub for health-focused volunteering, training and response in Vermont.
Building upon our state’s rich history of volunteerism and neighbors helping neighbors in times of need, this new portal provides Vermonters with a simple and easy path to becoming a health volunteer.
Rapid Sequence Intubation
- The Vermont Statewide Emergency Medical Services Protocol, Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI) 7.1 states as a prerequisite that, “this procedure is only to be used by paramedics who are trained and credentialed to perform RSI with oversight by local Medical Control and agency participation in an RSI educational and CQI program approved by Vermont EMS. Either 2 RSI paramedics or 1 RSI paramedic and 1 RSI assistant must be present.”
- The Vermont EMS Rapid Sequence Intubation Course Manual outlines the RSI education and CQI program requirements. This manual outlines the minimal educational content for both RSI paramedics and RSI assistants and can also be used as a student manual.
- Please note that instructors will need to build their own teaching materials based on this course manual’s content. There are many published commercial products available to at least partially suit these needs.
- As a reminder, an RSI program requires the direct involvement of the District Medical Advisor (DMA) and the approval of the Department of Health. Instruction/delivery of this educational material is under the medical oversight of the DMA.
- If your service and DMA opt to add the RSI program, you are required to notify the Department of Health in writing prior to field implementation.
For more information: Contact us to reach Dr. Wolfson
HEART Safe Community
- Designation as a HEART Safe Community is based upon meeting criteria that help increase the potential for saving the lives of individuals who have sudden cardiac arrest, through the use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and increased public access to defibrillation. By becoming a HEART Safe Community, your town, city officials and citizens will be recognized for its committment to making this critical effort the chain of survival.
Applications and information can be found in the Documents section.
Transporting (Ambulance) Services
- Important reminder to all Transporting (Ambulance) Services to use drop forms when transferring patients to ED care unless you submit the entire SIREN chart prior to leaving the hospital.
If you are planning to attend a meeting, please RSVP to email@example.com with:
- your name
- your agency
- which meeting you would like to attend
- whether you will be attending in person or via internet (helps us plan room size)
Meetings typically will be offered as Web-Ex (electronic) meetings as well as available for personal attendance. Information on connecting electronically and via telephone will be shared to all who RSVP to a particular meeting.
|Location at 108 Cherry Street||Audio Conferencing Information|
EMS District Leadership
1st Thurs of every month at 1100 hrs
Conference Room 3128070
|EMS Advisory Committee||
Conference Room 3128070
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Ambulance and First Responder Services (updated Sept 6, 2016)
Vermont’s Emergency Medical Services System (EMS) is composed of approximately 180 licensed First Response and Ambulance services staffed by 3,000 certified EMS providers. These pre-hospital emergency care providers include First Responders/Emergency Care Attendants, EMT Basics, EMT Intermediates and Paramedics. The majority of our EMS providers are volunteers.
The Vermont Office of EMS and Injury Prevention is the state office responsible for EMS regulation and system development. The EMS Office licenses EMS organizations, provides ambulance inspections, administers certification exams for EMS providers and is active in system development and injury prevention programs.
Email: Vermont EMS
Phone: 802-863-7310; 1-800-244-0911 (toll free in Vermont only)