We currently serve about 4850 residents across about 100 square miles in the towns of Royalton, Sharon and Tunbridge. There are several businesses and schools that we cover, along with the major Interstate I-89. We are a fully equipped, pre-hospital service that is staffed 24/7/365 with licensed providers (EMT, A-EMT and Paramedics). We respond to about 480 emergency calls each year. Our annual budget is approximately $550,000 and is supported through billing for service as well as per-capita support from the 3 communities we serve.
SRRS is an operating department of Royalton Fire District #1 (RFD). RFD also oversees the South Royalton Fire Department (SRFD) and the Water District. SRRS is located in the South Royalton Fire Department and works closely with Royalton Police Department, Sharon Fire Department, Tunbridge Fire Department, Vermont State Police, and many more agencies in the Upper Valley. We often transport patients to Gifford Medical Center, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, and the VA Hospital.
South Royalton Rescue Squad (SRRS) was established in the early 1960’s as a group of volunteers who provided help to neighbors in the Town of Royalton. Soon the service extended to the Town of Sharon. By 2010, staffing with volunteers was becoming increasingly difficult and the Squad made the decision to become an employer and pay employees for the hours worked. Since 2010, SRRS has expanded its coverage area to include part of the Town of Tunbridge. A new ambulance (left) was purchased in 2019, following successful fundraising.
South Royalton Rescue Squad is a huge asset to the community. Below is a list of the services we can offer to you. Please contact us if you are interested in any of the services we offer!
CPR, First Aid, etc. Classes
South Royalton Rescue has many staff members that are able to provide CPR, first aid, and other classes to the community. Recently we have done a course for Narcan administration.
Emergency 911 Response
Our service is available to respond to an emergency 24/7/365! Our crew will go to the emergency, assess the patient and transport them to the closest appropriate facility.If you or someone else is having a medical emergency please call 911.
In our House call program, we visit Gifford Medical Center patients that live in our coverage area on a weekly basis. We will check vitals once a week and ensure they are taking their medications properly.
Some of our staff members are able to provide stand-by coverage at large events. If you are hosting a large event and want EMS provider present, contact us for a quote!