For Sticky Situations, Vermont Ambulances Keep An Emergency Supply of Maple Syrup

Is maple syrup nature’s medicine? Rescue organizations in Vermont seem to think so. In fact, EMTs in the Green Mountain State have been allowed since 2014 to administer small amounts of pure Vermont maple syrup to patients who have low blood sugar and are able to swallow. These days, several rescue organizations throughout the state have taken advantage of that guidance, keeping maple syrup in their ambulances. Because having a jug of maple syrup in an emergency vehicle could create a sticky situation, rescue organizations obtain their syrup from Slopeside Syrup, which offers it in one-ounce packets.