“Many rural communities in Vermont and around the region rely on their local emergency medical responders, but there’s a dearth of qualified individuals and training opportunities,” according to the head of Rescue Inc.’s new Vermont EMS Academy.
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Brattleboro’s EMS takeover, intended to save money, racks up higher costs
The local selectboard, voting Tuesday for municipal staff raises of up to 10%, has spent the last of a projected surplus less than a week into the takeover.
As Brattleboro EMS takeover plan launches, public’s questions linger
“This is a manufactured crisis,” one cardiac-arrest survivor said of the ambulance change set for July 1. “I have a sense of foreboding that our elected officers have chosen to gamble with people’s lives.”
Brattleboro amends EMS takeover plan 10 days before scheduled start
Vermont ambulance officials are continuing to voice questions as the town approaches the July 1 end of its nearly 60-year contract with Windham County’s largest emergency medical service provider.
Still lacking state license, Brattleboro may spend more on EMS takeover plan￼
The town Selectboard is set to consider a $50,000 addendum just two weeks before it is scheduled to drop its 56-year contract with Windham County’s largest emergency medical service provider.
Vermont to launch 3-digit number for National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in July
Vermont will join the rest of the U.S. in launching 988 as an emergency phone number for mental health distress and crises. The number is scheduled to become active and accessible July 16.
Amid public questions, Brattleboro leaders drop town’s nearly 60-year EMS provider
“Everything’s backwards here,” one resident said upon the Selectboard’s abrupt dismissal of Rescue Inc. “Study should come first. Public input should come first.”
Capstone Community Action provides emergency services for federal employees
News Release -- Capstone Community Action Jan. 23, 2019 Contact: Yvonne Lory Phone: (802) 479-1053 Email: [email protected] Capstone Community Action and Network of Service Providers to Provide Emergency Food and Heating Assistance to Furloughed Government Workers (BARRE, VT) Capstone Community Action announced today that it will immediately begin providing emergency food and heating assistance to […]
City settles with tenant claiming eviction for calling police too often
The tenant alleged Burlington violated his rights by tracking his 911 calls and encouraging his landlord to evict him if calls from the building did not decrease.
Burlington will put dispatch consolidation to town meeting vote
Police Chief Brandon del Pozo supports the plan, while some dispatchers have objections. Voters also will be asked a nonbinding question about the age for buying tobacco.
NH governor urges Scott, peers to get tough on telecom deal
Gov. Chris Sununu is taking a harder line publicly than his Vermont counterpart on reviewing a national telecom program before deciding whether to participate.
Clock ticking on decision affecting Vermont’s telecom future
Gov. Phil Scott is to decide by late December whether Vermont should join a national agreement on public safety communications, or opt out and find its own vendor.
Bennington voters to decide rescue squad funding
The Select Board had been open to including a lower amount in its budget, but the squad decided to press ahead with the separate $207,059 request made by citizen petition.
Disaster drill involves simulated infectious disease outbreak
The training exercise envisions an outbreak in which thousands of Vermonters are infected and hundreds are dead or dying while hospitals are overwhelmed and medical supplies need to be distributed across the state.