University of Vermont

UVM Rescue



UVM Rescue is continually looking for new members. If you are affiliated with the University as an undergraduate then you are eligible for membership. Incoming first year students who live locally are strongly encouraged to apply in the summer. 

Absolutely no medical experience is needed. We will train you. Also, since you will be affiliated with UVM Rescue, you will be eligible for admission into any of the EMT classes the state has to offer.

For more information on membership, contact us at (802)656-4287, or E-Mail us at


The first step in joining UVM Rescue is observation hours. We ask all prospective members to complete five hours of observation. During this time, you will accompany the crew on any calls that they go on. This time is a great opportunity to learn how we operate, as well as to ask any questions you may have. This time is valuable in helping us get to know you a bit as well.

Application and Interview

After completing observation hours, prospective members are encouraged to fill out an application. After submitting an application, the personnel officers will ask the candidate to come in for an interview.


Acceptance is based on a variety of factors including but not limited to crew feedback, and availability on the squad. We are not always in a position where we can accept new members, however, we always encourage applying.

Hours and Scheduling

Each member is required to run a night crew (6PM-6AM) each week, as well as eight additional day hours (anytime between 6AM and 6PM). Two weekend crews (Friday at 6PM through Sunday at 6PM) are required, as well as a given number of vacation hours (hours run during school breaks). Front seaters typically run more than 20 hours total per week in order to keep us in service. The number of required vacation hours is calculated by your position on the truck, as well as how long you have been on the squad. 

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