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Old 07-06-2007, 02:54 AM
 
Location: ~~In my mind~~
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I was just curious as to how good the Emergency Medical Response system is. Since much of Vermont is rual, how long on average does it take for them to respond to a 911 call? And I guess the snow doesnt slow them down at all? Sorry, these are just things I need to know. For me and my family, it will be a shock to the system, since everything where we live is in a matter of 1 to 5 mins at the most of anything and everything we could ever want or need. But along with the good, there is the bad, it is the natural flow of life...My family and I are still very excited about our move to Vermont.
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Old 07-06-2007, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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Hmm..I'm sure there is a stat out there. If you live in one of the larger towns, response should be fairly quick.
Where I live, my ambulance has to come from a different town 8 miles away.
There are only a handful of paid firefighter/EMT departments in the state. The majority are volunteer.
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Old 07-06-2007, 10:59 PM
 
Location: hinesburg, vt
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Rural means RURAL. There is coverage across the state, but if you are expecting quick response within minutes you probably really need to consider living elsewhere. It's not the fault of the EMT workers, but when you have volunteers providing service in rural areas it is going to take awhile. Also, most towns do not have 24 hour police service and this means that an on call officer needs to be summoned or a state trooper may need to be dispatched, often from considerable distance. Despite this, people don't seem to be dropping like flies, but once again, if you need services you best locate yourself somewhere with fulltime staffed emergency services.
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Old 07-06-2007, 11:28 PM
 
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Rural means RURAL. There is coverage across the state, but if you are expecting quick response within minutes you probably really need to consider living elsewhere. It's not the fault of the EMT workers, but when you have volunteers providing service in rural areas it is going to take awhile. Also, most towns do not have 24 hour police service and this means that an on call officer needs to be summoned or a state trooper may need to be dispatched, often from considerable distance. Despite this, people don't seem to be dropping like flies, but once again, if you need services you best locate yourself somewhere with fulltime staffed emergency services.

I asked because I was curious, thats all.
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Old 07-07-2007, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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Also, most towns do not have 24 hour police service and this means that an on call officer needs to be summoned or a state trooper may need to be dispatched, often from considerable distance. Despite this, people don't seem to be dropping like flies, but once again, if you need services you best locate yourself somewhere with fulltime staffed emergency services.
If you do not have 24 hour police protection, what are people to do in the event of a police emergency? Obviously you do not have to deal with serious crime and/or people are armed and can defend themselves if necessary.

What are Vermont's laws on self devense and on gun ownership? Maybe this should be an entirely new thread.
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Old 07-07-2007, 03:36 PM
 
Location: on a dirt road in Waitsfield,Vermont
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Pretty much every town has a volunteer fire department with most having an ambulance and a trained EMS team.

As far as law inforcement the Vermont State Police and the county Sheriff departments provides police coverage for towns, like mine, without it's own local police department.
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Old 07-10-2007, 12:57 AM
 
Location: hinesburg, vt
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If you do not have 24 hour police protection, what are people to do in the event of a police emergency? Obviously you do not have to deal with serious crime and/or people are armed and can defend themselves if necessary.

What are Vermont's laws on self devense and on gun ownership? Maybe this should be an entirely new thread.
Just what you would do in Brooklyn, dial 911 and wait. If it is a true emergency or serious crime in progress there will be a response, it just might take some some time in getting to where you are at.
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