Welcome to Shelburne Rescue
Shelburne Rescue is a volunteer emergency medicine service serving the town of Shelburne, VT. Located on Lake Champlain, Shelburne has a population of roughly 7000 residents. With attractions like the Shelburne Museum and Shelburne Farms, Shelburne draws many tourists each year.
Who We Are
Shelburne Rescue was founded over 25 years ago. The squad initially operated without an ambulance, serving as first responders in coordination with the Burlington Fire Department. In order to meet the growing medical needs of the community, our first ambulance was purchased in 1988. Since its formation, the squad has grown to over 35 members who respond to more than 750 calls a year.
What We Do
We are a volunteer service providing coverage 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In addition, we employ one full time employee to assist our volunteers with daytime coverage. We staff a minimum of three people per shift, ready to respond to an emergency at any time.
Applying to Shelburne Rescue
Shelburne Rescue is always looking for new members of any experience level. Shelburne Rescue operates on the continued commitment of our volunteers. If you are not certified, we will work with you to obtain the required training. Please give us a call today to see what opportunities we have that can fit into your busy schedule.
Shelburne Rescue is a volunteer EMS service. We have two volunteer types. A part time member commits a minimum of 48 hours per month. A full time member must commit to 72 hours per month. Members can choose to run weekday, evening, or weekend shifts.
There are Four Positions a Member Can Fill:
Crew Chief:an experienced EMT who oversees and directs each call;
Driver:responsible for the safely driving the ambulance. Shelburne Rescue has an extensive training program for this role;
Third Crew Member:an EMT who works under the direction of the Crew Chief, providing direct patient care;
Fourth Crew Member:a member who primarily observes the calls while training to become an EMT and a Third.