Texas fire dept. takes proactive approach to 911 frequent callers

Nov 8 , 2018

By: Nadia Tamez-Robledo / EMS1 The Brownsville Fire Department is working to get to the root problems behind 911 callers who frequently ask for assistance—as often as two to five times per week. BROWNSVILLE, Texas — The Brownsville Fire Department … Continue reading …

Wisc. Mental Health Advocate Educates First Responders

Nov 8 , 2018

By: McClatchy After years of battling his own mind, Kevin Hines had come to a breaking point. So one day in September 2000, tired of feeling the pain of bipolar disorder and the havoc it had wreaked on his life, Hines … Continue reading …

Calif. EMS providers express frustration over ‘frequent fliers’

Oct 29 , 2018

By: EMS1 Alameda County EMT Tonya Powell said she often spends the majority of her shifts transporting people who don’t actually need an ambulance. ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif. — EMS providers expressed their frustration over transporting 911 “frequent fliers.” During a … Continue reading …

Texas city approves first responders’ use of drones

Oct 25 , 2018

By: EMS1 Tyler officials voted to allow Phirst Technologies to test its automated drone first response system. TYLER, Texas — City officials voted to allow a technology company to test a drone system that could be used by first responders. … Continue reading …

More Community Paramedicine Articles

Community Paramedicine Articles

Integrating student interns into your community paramedicine program

Nov 15 , 2018

By: EMS1 Teaming up with local colleges can bring your community paramedicine program expert assistance today while paving the way for progress tomorrow. As challenges loom regarding the financial sustainability of community paramedicine programs nationwide, teaming up with student interns … Continue reading …

EMS World Expo: 30 Years of MIH in Oregon

Nov 8 , 2018

By: John Eric / EMSWORLD In the counterculture hub of Eugene, Ore., not everyone trusts authority. And in Eugene and neighboring Springfield, like everywhere, public safety providers like EMS and law enforcement have their plates well-filled. Serving those citizens and … Continue reading …

Tex. Fire Dept. Turns to MIH to Reduce 9-1-1 Calls

Nov 5 , 2018

By: The Brownsville hErald, Texas / McClatchy The Brownsville Fire Department is working to get to the root problems behind 9-1-1 callers who frequently ask for assistance—as often as two to five times per week. Fire Chief Jerrod Sheldon said … Continue reading …

Time is the purest essence of change, or even of the possibility of potential change. Continuity of care, service, communication and information is essentially tied to best outcomes

Oct 22 , 2018

EMS IN 911 TEACHES ME: Time is the purest essence of change, or even of the possibility of potential change.  Continuity of care, service, communication  and information is essentially tied to best outcomes. What one does within measured actions based … Continue reading …

Interested in community paramedicine programs? Here are 3 things to consider

Oct 16 , 2018

By: Yoona Ha, EMS1 BrandFocus Staff / EMS! Whether you’re looking to start or maintain a community paramedicine program, don’t overlook these areas that can help make a difference It’s hardly news that emergency room visits are often seen as … Continue reading …

Five Questions With: Andres Mercado, MIH Officer, Santa Fe (N.M.) Fire Department

Oct 12 , 2018

By: EMSWORLD 10/09/2018 Jonathan Bassett Following a 2014 survey that indicated about 3 percent of the city’s 9-1-1 callers were using 18 percent of the emergency response resources each year—including one man who averaged one ambulance ride every five days—the … Continue reading …