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

In an overdose, opioids can slow breathing to the point of death. To save lives, the Health Department gives out a medication called naloxone (brand name Narcan®) that can reverse an overdose.

The Vermont EMS office licenses nearly 180 ambulance and first responder agencies and 2,800 licensed patient care providers.

Information for health professionals regarding alcohol and other drugs.

Did you know people who have experienced intimate partner violence in their lifetime were more likely to report having asthma, diabetes, frequent headaches, chronic pain, poor physical and mental health?

More than half of Vermonters have at least one of the risk factors for cardiovascular disease: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or smoking. Here are resources for health professionals and patients. 

When new health risks emerge, the Department of Health analyzes threats and provides information to mount an effective response to protect citizens

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