Shelburne Rescue provides mutual aid for the Shelburne Volunteer Fire Department, surrounding communities including Charlotte, Ferrisburg, Hinesburg, Huntington, Monkton, and South Burlington.
The most important resource to Shelburne Rescue is the commitment of our volunteers. Through our volunteers we are able to provide 24 / 7 coverage 365 days a year providing emergency coverage to the Shelburne community. We currently have over 50 volunteer members on our roster.
Our members are pleased and proud to eliminate the tax burden to the Town of Shelburne taxpayers for the nineth consecutive year. Through insurance billing, generous community donations, and our annual subscription service, Shelburne Rescue has been able to cover all its major expenses, including, but not limited to, our one full time employee's salary, squad building maintenance, utilities, equipment, training costs, medical supplies, capital budget planning and the purchase of a new 2015, Ford 450 Ambulance in 2015.
If you would like further information on becoming a member please give us a call at 802-985-5125 or fill out the application to the right on this page.
Shelburne Rescue Positions A Normal Duty Crew will minimally contain a Shelburne Rescue recognized Crew Chief, a Shelburne Rescue recognized Driver, and a third person who is certified as an Emergency Medical Technician by the Vermont Office of Emergency Medical Services. Additional crewmembers and observers may be part of the crew at the discretion of the Crew Chief.
Shelburne Rescue Crew Chief
The Crew Chief has overall responsibility and direction of the assigned ambulance crew and any EMS personnel. The Crew Chief serves as the Officer in Charge for the direction of EMS related Operations as well as the direction of patient care. While the duties of the Crew Chief may be delegated to other personnel, the Crew Chief normally acts as a liaison to the hospital, other EMS and response agencies, and dispatch. All EMS personnel are responsible to, and serve at the direction and discretion of the Crew Chief. A Crew Chief holds a State certification as an Advanced Emergency Technician.
The Crew Chief shall be responsible for the actions of the ambulance crew, including the safety of the crew, patients, bystanders, and patient care.
Shelburne Rescue Ambulance Drivers
Drivers are, twenty-one (21) years of age or older, who have completed the Shelburne Rescue Driver’s Training program. A Driver may or may not hold a current Vermont EMS certification but must be CPR and OSHA certified members. The Driver’s duties include operating the ambulance in a safe manner, helping with equipment, lifting, radio communications, and other tasks as directed by the Crew Chief. The Driver must adhere to Shelburne Rescue's driving manual and assists in the sterilization of equipment, cleanliness of the ambulance prior to leaving the hospital after a call.
Shelburne Rescue Third
The Third holds a minimum certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with the State of Vermont and completed Shelburne Rescue's Third's checklist. A Third takes all vital signs and is responsible for applying appropriate bandaging/oxygen, etc. as needed. The Third also assists with direct patient care on scene and during transportation to the hospital.
Shelburne Rescue Observer - Fourth(CPR & OSHA Certified) (No Patient Care)
The Observer shall be responsible for completing a modified checklist before running any actual emergency calls. Supervision will be provided by a trained EMS provider on the responding crew and will only be allowed to perform basic tasks. An observer may not be a primary patient care provider and they serve under the direction and discretion of the Third and Crew Chief. A Shelburne Rescue Observer may also be a State certified EMT, while still working on their Thirds checklist.
Current Officers for Shelburne Rescue
Linda Goodrich, Chief
Megan Cross, Assistant Chief
Wendi Turner, Treasurer
Andrew Kehl, Training Officer
Jenna Lindermann, Secretary