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.
EMS Rule Revision: The proposed EMS Rule, scheduled to be adopted in January 2022, is posted on the Vermont Department of Health website. The public comment period has ended, and the Rule is now on its way to the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules (LCAR) for their review. Thank you to everyone who took the time to share their views! Your input was very helpful.