Emergency Responders

Emergency Responders

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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 and the Vermont Medical Reserve Corps.

Information for You

Act now to prepare for any emergency – flooding, an ice storm, power outage, flu pandemic or disease outbreak. You may need to evacuate or stay where you are to keep safe.

The Vermont Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Coalition (VHEPC) is a multi-disciplinary partnership that collaborates with its members, stakeholders, and surrounding communities to improve and expand emergency preparedness, response, and recovery capabilities. Learn more and become a member.

Health Department staff are trained and ready to respond to public health emergencies so that people in Vermont can stay healthy and safe. We work with local, state and federal partners to make sure we are prepared to distribute medicine, supplies and information to residents across Vermont. Learn more about how we help our communities prepare for and respond to emergencies. 

Heat can cause serious illness. On very hot days, sometimes your body temperature can get dangerously high. This makes you at greater risk for serious heat illnesses.

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.

Gun violence affects the lives of many Vermonters each year. Firearm-related injuries and deaths are preventable and we can all play a role in creating safer communities.

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