Emergency Responders

Vermont EMS responders with patient and ambulance

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 (EMS) and the Vermont Medical Reserve Corps (MRC).

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 (trade name Narcan®) that can reverse an overdose.

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.

The Vermont Statewide Incident Reporting Network (SIREN) is a comprehensive prehospital patient care data collection, analysis and reporting system.

How prepared are we to respond to public health emergencies – infectious disease outbreaks, environmental threats, natural or man-made disasters?

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.

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