Volunteer Your Time and Skills

We are always in need of and looking for more help. Last year our volunteers served over 25,000 hours of volunteer coverage, training and community events. If you are interested in taking the first steps to becoming an EMS provider, please contact us for more information.


From time to time we have folks interested driving only. We do have the need for drivers. However, we are required by state law to have 2 certified members on the ambulance at all times in addition to uncertified drivers. We do accept a small number of uncertified drivers, but due to the crew demands we strongly recommend becoming certified to at least the First Responder level. To become a full driver without certifying at the First Responder level or above, a person must still become CPR/AED certified and complete an approved VFIS Emergency Vehicle Operation Course. After completing the required courses, the driver candidate must then complete a number of supervised transports before attaining full driver status.

First Responder

The certified First Responder has successfully completed an approved First Responder Course which is typically 40-60 hours in length. First Responders are trained in the use of Automatic External Defibrillators (AED), CPR, bandaging, splinting, emergency childbirth, and in some cases, oxygen administration.

Emergency Medical Technicician - Basic

For the most part, Vermont EMS has moved to a Module based EMT course. After certification as a First Responder, the EMT coursework is split into 6 separate module courses which allow you to use more skills in the field as you complete each module. After the 6 modules, you are qualified to take the National Registry EMT Basic Exam. It takes about 88 hours of class time to complete all six modules. EMTs are trained in the use of Automatic External Defibrillators (AED), CPR, oxygen administration, bandaging, splinting, emergency childbirth, airways, and assisting with the administration of nitroglycerin, Epi-Pen, aspirin, Oral Glucose and activated charcoal.

Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate

The EMT Intermediate has successfully completed an approved EMT Basic Course and become proficient at the Basic level. The EMT Intermediate Course is typically a total of about 100 hours in length. EMT Intermediates are qualified to do all of the EMT Basic skills with the addition of advanced airways, IV and fluid administration, as well as the administration of Nitroglycerin, Aspirin, Epinephrine, Glucagon, Narcan, Albuterol and D-50.

Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic

Paramedics are the highest level of Pre Hospital care. The Paramedic has successfully completed an approved EMT Course plus a Paramedic Course which is typically a total of about 1,500 hours. Most paramedic courses now take between 18-24 months to complete. Paramedics are trained in all of the BLS skills and in the use of manual defibrillation, transcutaneous cardiac pacing, 12 lead ECGs, advanced airway management including surgical airways, chest decompressions, CPAP, intravenous access, intraosseous access, which involves placing a needle in a bone and using the bone marrow as a fluid and medication route and pharmacology with the ability to administer up to 40 different medications depending on the area.