WINHALL, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont mountain town of Winhall is adding paramedic services to help meet the needs of the rural community.
Police Chief Jeffrey Whitesell says the town's rural location makes timely access to high-quality emergency medical care a challenge. He says it can take 30 to 40 minutes to transfer a patient to a hospital.
With paramedic services, the department is now able to provide the best possible pre-hospital emergency medical care.
The department requires full-time police officers to acquire and maintain certification as emergency medical technicians. Paramedics can perform additional services for patients, such as more advanced cardiac care administer more medications, including for seizures and pain.
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