About Us

WRVA is a non-profit organization overseen by a Board of Directors. Our staff includes an Operations Supervisor, Shift Supervisors, Training Officer, 8 full-time and 24 part-time EMS personnel.  The Board of Directors consists of an appointed member of each of the eight towns who fund the organization, and Gifford Medical Center.  We have received numerous awards from our peers for our outstanding service, and maintain membership in state and national organizations.

Our Vision

Our vision is to establish ourselves as the preeminent agency of excellence and innovation by comprehensively increasing the quality of the services we provide to the communities we serve.

         

Our Capabilities and Equipment

We constantly invest in high-end equipment

Our fleet includes:

  • 3 ambulances – all equipped at the Advanced Life Support level with various medications, trauma supplies, IV supplies, airway and ZOLL M Series cardiac 12-lead monitors
  • A rescue sled with a snowmobile and ATV
  • A fully stocked Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) trailer

Our Paramedics have mastered some of the most aggressive protocols in the state.

  • We were the first EMS agency in the state to obtain a protocol waiver for Paramedic RSI (rapid sequence intubation).
  • We have CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) capabilities.
  • We have the EZIO (a bone drill for IV access), a transport ventilator, 3 transport infusion pumps, a bariatric stretcher rated for up to 1600 pounds, and the ability to administer 39 life saving medications.

Our mission is your life.

Recognized for Excellence

  • Vermont Administrator of the Year Award
    Vermont Department of Health 1999
  • 5th Paramedic Service Licensed in VT, 1st in Central VT
    Vermont Department of Health 2000
  • Vermont Educator of the Year
    Vermont Department of Health 2001
  • Vermont Department of Health Critical Care Paramedic License
    Vermont Department of Health 2003
  • Vermont Paramedic of the Year
    Vermont Department of Health 2003
  • Vermont EMS Service of the Year
    Vermont Department of Health 2004
  • Vermont Paramedic of the Year
    Vermont Department of Health 2004
  • 1st Vermont Paramedic Service granted a protocol waiver for Rapid Sequence Intubation
    Vermont Department of Health 2004
  • 1st Vermont Paramedic Service to acquire and implement the EZ-IO
    Vermont Department of Health 2006
  • First Vermont Paramedic Service to acquire and implement CPAP
    Vermont Department of Health 2007
  • "Above and Beyond Award" recognizing WRVA for it's support of their employees who are military reservists deployed to war.
    Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) 2010