Anyone without symptoms can be tested for free at a pop-up location.
Emergency Medical Services
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.
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Vermont EMS COVID-19 Resources
Non-Emergency Activities During COVID-19
Rapid Response Team For COVID-19 Testing
- EMS Rapid Response Team for COVID-19 Training - Video
- Standing Order For Performing Nasopharyngeal Swab (NP) on Adults and Children
- Instructions for Collection and Packaging of Specimens
- EMS Rapid Response Team for COVID-19 Training - PowerPoint Presentation
Absenteeism Effect Survey Results
- Absenteeism Effect on EMS Snapshot - April 10 - 30, 2020
- Absenteeism Effect on EMS Operations - As of April 22, 2020
- Absenteeism Effect on EMS Operations - March 15 - May 23, 2020
District COVID-19 Survey Results
- EMS District Survey Results - Week of April 13, 2020
- EMS District Survey Results - Week of April 20, 2020
- EMS District Survey Results - Week of April 27, 2020
- EMS District Survey Results - Week of May 11, 2020
- SIREN - EMS Documentation: COVID-19
- SIREN - COVID-19 Data Report - Week Ending April 11, 2020
- SIREN - COVID-19 Overview FAQ
Protocols for COVID-19 Response
- Do Not Resuscitate (DNR)/Clinician Orders
- COVID-19 Assessment And Transport (revised 4/1/2020)
- COVID-19 Field Triage (revised 4/1/2020)
- Resuscitation Initiation and Termination (revised 4/9/2020)
Other COVID-19 Resources
- PPE Guidance to EMS (May 20, 2020)
- N-95 Respirator Disinfection in your Region
- SCORE Business Mentoring Information
- SCORE - Frequently Asked Questions
- Cleaning and Disinfecting your Facility
- What if I come in close contact with someone with COVID-19?
- What if I am diagnosed with COVID-19?
- PPE Guidance to EMS (March 27, 2020)
- N95 Respirator Reuse Memo (March 27, 2020)
Provisional License Applications
- Provisional EMR License Application - for OEC-Certified Personnel
- Provisional EMS License Application - For Students with NREMT Provisional Certification
- Provisionally Reinstated EMS License Application - For EMS Practitioners Who Retired in 2018
- Provisionally Reinstated EMS License Application - For EMS Practitioners Who Retired in 2016 or 2017
Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) EMS Response
Vermont Statewide EMS Protocols
The Vermont EMS Office is committed to supporting the delivery of excellent, evidence-based emergency care to all Vermonters and our visitors. To that end, we are constantly reviewing our treatment protocols, and we publish one major revision every two years. You can download the most recent version below:
2020 Version (Effective May 15, 2020 - upon completion of training)
- 2020 Vermont Statewide EMS Protocols
- Protocol Update Resource Kit
- Summary of Changes from the 2018 version
2018 Version (Valid through September 30, 2020)
- 2018 Vermont Statewide EMS Protocols
- Protocol update training materials
- List of optional training sessions
- Summary of changes from the 2015 version
Videos for donning and doffing procedures for PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
In This Section
Find contact information for Vermont EMS Office staff, EMS services, and EMS district chairs, training coordinators and medical advisors.
Check here often for changing notifications and updates of interest to the EMS community.