emergency response

emergency response

Crisis Standards of Care Plan

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.

Preparedness for Communitites

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. 

Programs and Resources for EMS Agencies

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.

NEW: EMS FOrum: Police use of force law and policy

Department of Public Safety Deputy Commissioner Jennifer Morrison held a public forum on December 13, 2021 to give an overview of the Vermont police use of force law and policy as it relates to EMS operations. Watch a video of the meeting.

SIREN - Statewide Incident Reporting Network

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. EMS reporting serves several important functions, including legal documentation, quality improvement initiatives, billing, and evaluation of individual and agency performance measures.

For more information or assistance, contact the EMS office by email or at 800-244-0911.



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