Shelburne Rescue

Shelburne Rescue at the UVMMC ER Bay


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 in 1984 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 50 members who respond to over 1000 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.

General Information

Shelburne Rescue is a volunteer Emergency Medical Service (EMS) service.  We have a minimum of 48 hours per month duty commitment for our members. Members can choose to run weekday, evening, or weekend shifts.

There are Four Positions a Member Can Fill:

  1. Crew Chief:

    an experienced EMT who oversees and  directs each call;
  2. Driver:

    responsible for safely driving the ambulance. Shelburne Rescue has an extensive training program for this role;
  3. Third Crew Member:

    an EMT who works under the direction of the Crew Chief, providing direct patient care;
  4. Fourth Crew Member:

    a member who primarily observes the calls while training to become an EMT and a Third. 

Photo courtesy of Shelburne News

Jacob Leopold

Jacob Leopold: Rescue Chief

Jacob Leopold had been volunteering with Team Rubicon USA, a disaster response and recovery organization, when another friend in the group suggested he try something closer to home in the field of emergency medical services. “He said to volunteer in the town where you live,” Leopold recalled. “So three years ago, I joined Shelburne Rescue.”…

 Read More in Shelburne News...»


Contact Us

  1. Rescue Logo

    Jacob Leopold


    Devin Major

    Assistant Chief

    Wendi Turner


    Anna Brooks


    Jenna Lindemann

    Training Officer


      Emergency 911


    802-985-5125 (Non-Emergency Number)
    Email Rescue
    Email Chief

    Mailing Address

    P.O. Box 254
    Shelburne, VT 05482

    Physical Address

    154 Turtle Lane
    Shelburne, VT 05482

Left to right: Jacob Leopold, Julia Jacques, Maddy Warren, Megan MacKinnon, and in back Cherie Schrader.

Rescue crew

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