What is 24/7/365 ambulance coverage?

CVFRS staffs the ambulance with a 2-person licensed crew every day and night of the week, every week of the year including holidays. Our crews are comprised of licensed EMS staff at the paramedic, advanced EMT and EMT level some individuals also have certifications through the Vermont Fire Academy as interior firefighters.

We schedule crews for 12-hr shifts from 7am - 7pm and 7pm - 7am. There are 336 shift hours each week or 17,472 hours per year.

CVFRS currently has four (4) permanent full-time employees covering 7,488 or 42% of our inservice hours. CVFRS employees a number of per diem employees (variable part-time) who along with a volunteer cover the remaining hours.

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