“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.
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.
Windham County’s EMS saga, even with a surprise resignation, may be just starting
Brattleboro’s town manager is quitting, but the municipality is still scheduled to follow his call to pull out of the area’s private nonprofit Rescue Inc. after nearly 60 years.
Brattleboro EMS feasibility study could bring as many questions as answers
The town government has approved nearly $40,000 for an independent review of a proposal to have the municipal fire department take over local emergency medical services.
Brattleboro’s EMS pullout set to leave southern Vermont with ‘bumps in the road’
Regional and state leaders are voicing concern about the ramifications of the town’s surprise last-minute severing of ties with Windham County’s largest emergency medical services provider.
David Petrie: Cooler heads, more time needed to decide Brattleboro EMS issue
Neither Rescue Inc. nor Brattleboro’s town government has provided enough information for anyone to know what is best for our community.
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.”
Brattleboro and its EMS provider on course to part ways due to contract dispute
Municipal leaders, clashing with the town’s nearly 60-year nonprofit emergency medical service, want the local fire department to take over at a time when crisis responders are stretched statewide.
Vermont taps local ambulance crews to help with Covid-19 testing
Ten EMS squads across Vermont will help the state reach its goal of conducting 1,000 coronavirus tests a day.
Vermont Honors its Emergency Medical Service Responders
News Release -- Vermont Department of Health May 26, 2017 Media Contact: Vermont Department of Health 802-863-7281 Celebrating National EMS Week BURLINGTON – For National Emergency Medical Services Week and throughout the summer, communities around the state are honoring the more than 2,800 neighbors, friends and family members who stand at the ready as Vermont’s […]