• Emergency medical technicians

Education, Outreach and Support

The Initiative for Rural Emergency Medical Services Training Program supports Emergency Medical Service (EMS) agencies, related health care institutions and communities served by EMS through education and outreach efforts.

At the heart of IREMS is education for emergency pre-hospital care providers - First Responder, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Advanced EMT (AEMT), EMS Management and EMS Instructor programs. Refresher training is provided at the local, state and regional levels.

IREMS works closely with the University of Vermont Medical Center Emergency Department, Vermont EMS District 3 (local level), the Vermont Department of Health Office of EMS and Injury Prevention (state level) and the New England Council for EMS (regional level).