Emergency Responders

Vermont EMS responders with patient and ambulance

Vermont's emergency responders work on the frontlines to save lives and protect health. Find all the information you need about licensing, certification, training and volunteer opportunities with Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Vermont Medical Reserve Corps (MRC).

Information for You

In an overdose, opioids can slow breathing to the point of death. To save lives, the Health Department gives out a medication called naloxone (brand name Narcan®) that can reverse an overdose.

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.

How prepared are we to respond to public health emergencies – infectious disease outbreaks, environmental threats, natural or man-made disasters?

Many Vermonters are affected by falls at some point in their life. People who are 65 years and older are increasingly at risk of falling, and therefore potentially injury. As we age, we are more likely to be injured in a fall.

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.

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