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EMS Education Resources

If you are interested in becoming a Vermont EMS practitioner, we recommend that you contact the EMS agencies near you to find out how to become a member or employee of their organization. Agency affiliation isn’t required to take an EMS course, but agencies usually cover some or all of the cost of EMS training and can provide opportunities to practice the skills you’re learning. You must have an affiliation with an EMS agency to become a licensed EMS provider.


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

While our primary role is to regulate EMS to ensure a safe and competent workforce, we also provide technical and operational support to the agencies and people who make up the Vermont EMS system.


OnCall For Vermont

From trained medical professionals who respond daily, to citizen volunteers who step up during natural disasters, Vermonters like you make all the difference in our communities' health, safety and preparedness.

Vermont Yankee

The Radiological Health Program evaluates and manages the actual and potential public health impacts on Vermonters from activities at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in Vernon, VT.


Radiation is a form of energy that is present all around us. There are different types of radiation. All may cause us harm with strong exposures. The dose of radiation that a person receives is measured in units called millisievert or millirem

Some types, called ionizing radiation, may cause harm over time even at low exposures. Ionizing radiation is released by radioactive materials and is measured in units called becquerel or curie.

Radiological and Nuclear Emergency Preparedness

Vermont works diligently to prevent radiological incidents and to be prepared for radiological and nuclear emergencies. State law enforcement monitors for radiation during their routine work as part of Vermont’s Preventive Radiological Nuclear Detection Program. The Health Department and the Department of Public Safety train and prepare for all types of radiological and nuclear emergencies.


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