Regional Ambulance Service in 2020
Regional Ambulance Service
76 Staff | 6 Quarantined in 2020
Regional first began operation in 1983. A board of directors came together to create a service that provides 911 service to 11 towns 24 Hours a day, 365 days a year. By 1990, Regional Ambulance Service had become a Paramedic service providing Advanced Life Support to the community. We now have 7 ambulances and over 50 state and nationally certified personal. We cover the regional area including; Castleton, Chittenden, Clarendon, Ira, Killington, Mendon, Pittsford, Proctor, Rutland City, Rutland Town, Shrewsbury and West Rutland. This past year we had responded to over 9,000 calls. On every call we continue to follow our motto; “Serving People First with Pride, Proficiency and Professionalism”
COVID-19 has brought many stressors during what can already be a stressful career. Our service started out with a shortage of PPE. This brought our community together to help everyone get through these times. We had local businesses providing hand sanitizer, and community members creating masks for our employees. Our community helped by donating dinner to our crews while on shift. Coming together has given everyone hope and strength to keep doing the best we can with what we have been given.
Our service has been helping with the State Health Department in collection sites. We have also been driving door to door in our community for collection for those who are unable to make the pop-up sites. Regional Ambulance Service have been proactive in the VT EMS by purchasing serializing equipment. We have been able to use this equipment not only for our own ambulances but have been able to offer them to surrounding services as well. Together we are stronger.