Emergency Responders

Emergency Responders

first responder in front of emergency vehicle

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

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.

Most experts estimate at least 25% of first responders have ever had thoughts of suicide or that life was not worth living. If this is you, you are not alone. Resources and help are available.

Distracted driving is any activity that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving. Learn more about how to be safe on the roads.

The Vermont Crisis Standards of Care Plan is intended to provide an ethical and operational framework for the development of statewide resource allocation and clinical guidelines in the context of a catastrophic disaster or massive public health emergency in which prolonged critical shortages of staffing, medical equipment and/or supplies exist.

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.

Addressing stigma in first response is a process. Change is most effective when implemented at multiple levels. This should include both individual and organizational policy change, with a focus on fact-based education to reduce misconceptions of people with mental illness.

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