Vermont's Emergency Medical Services system – or EMS – responds to medical emergencies daily. EMS is an integrated system for 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 3,000 licensed EMS personnel are volunteers.

The Vermont EMS Office is available to answer all your questions. Send us an email or call us at 802-863-7310.

Looking for ways to get started? You can...

Join a rescue squad.

Local squads are listed on our contact page.

Take a course.

Upcoming classes across the state can be found on the education page.

Apply for national licensure.

This can be completed on the NREMT website.  

Create an account and apply for Vermont licensure.

This can be done on our e-Licensing Portal, LIGHTS. 

If you're interested in volunteering, please view the contact page to contact your district representative: State Office Staff, District Officials and EMS Agency Contact Information | Vermont Department of Health (

If you're interested in career opportunities, open positions can be found here.

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