VARS seeks hike in town charges

One reason for the higher proposed municipal spending that Vergennes-area towns will consider this Town Meeting Day is an increase in the funding requests to those communities from the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad, or VARS.

Bristol Rescue Squad calls rise 30% in 2 years

In August, the agency responded to around 100 calls, the highest monthly total in its history. And this reflects a larger trend within the organization, which has seen its annual call volume increase in recent years. 

Being a volunteer first responder is in their blood

In Sprague Huntington’s family of four, there’s a 75% chance you’ll come across an Emergency Medical Technician.

Community forum: EMS providers always ready

In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized National EMS Week to celebrate Emergency Medical Services practitioners and the important work they do in our nation’s communities.

When Davydov broke her hip in the woods, local first responders offered aid and TLC

Editor’s note: Cornwall resident Dieuwke Davydov shared this piece with Independent readers. On Sunday the 13th of October I had quite an adventure: My husband Sergei, daughter Tania, her friend Chris and I — plus our three dogs — went on a lovely hike by … (read more)