VT Regional Emergency Medical Services Coordination Study

The “Big Bill,” also known as the state’s funding bill, directed the VT Department of Health to conduct a study on coordinating local and regional emergency medical services. They have hired Emergency Management Matters out of New York to assist in the study that considers:

• Issues related to costs of service, cost effectiveness of various current service models, and cost-effective alternative service models;
• Existing funding models and identify long-term sustainable funding strategies;
• Challenges and opportunities related to local and regional emergency response coordination; and
• EMS district structure, authority, duties, and the number of districts.

The contractor, Emergency Management Matters, scheduled several regional stakeholder meetings [https://emergencymm.net/vermontemsstudy/regionalmeetings/] throughout the state and has a study website [https://emergencymm.net/vermontemsstudy/], which includes a form where you can submit submit comments, concerns, and ideas.

If you were involved in the process by which the Town of Brattleboro moved from Rescue Inc to a municipal EMS model, you may wish to provide your input.

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