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District 5 EMS

PO Box 1565

Lyndonville, VT 05851


Mark Podgwaite, VTEMT-I03

Distirct 5 Chair




Welcome to Vermont Emergency Medical  Services  District  No.  5

Next District Board Meeting: Monday Feb. 3rd, 1830 NVRH 126/127

Job posting-


St. Johnsbury Dispatch is accepting resumes for the position of part-time dispatcher.  The successful applicant will undergo approximately 500 hours of on-the-job training and upon successful completion of this training will work an average of 20 hours per week.  The applicant must be able to work all shifts as well as nights, weekends, and holidays.  The job does require a clean criminal record; a fingerprint-supported criminal background check is required of the successful applicant.Past practices have demonstrated that an individuals with fire and/or EMS training have a higher success rate at this job.

Those interested can email their resumes to or they can be mailed to: 

St. Johnsbury Police Dept.

Attn:  Mark Gilleland
1187 Main St, Suite #1

St. Johnsbury, VT  05819.

Any questions can be emailed to me; I can also accept calls at 802-473-6018.  Please do not call Dispatch.


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Position Statement regarding Lights & Siren Use by Dr. Baker.   Posted under Files


New Vermont Stroke Protocol - NVRH & VT EMS District 5 have adopted the New Stroke Protocol.   The Stroke Worksheet is available under Files.  Please remember to contact NVRH-ED with any patient who meets the Stroke Alert Criteria as soon as possible.


District 5 EMS Credentialing Form  - DRAFT has been posted under FILES tab for review.

New NVRH Transfer Guidelines - 12/04/10

EMS will be staging in the ED for all transports from inpatient units.  They will follow the following procedure

1)       They should be called when the patient is ready to go

2)       They will call the sending unit, from the ED to notify them of their arrival

3)       When the patient  AND paperwork are ready to go, the sending unit should call the ED , #7686, and let EMS know they are ready

4)      EMS will then proceed to sending unit

Calls should be made from the lounge phone to help decrease secretary involvement.  I will post the unit numbers beside the phone for easy access.  Thanks -Deb Bach, E.D Nurse Manager