Pa. House approves bills to aid stressed first responders

Jan 20 , 2020

By: Peg Quann / Bucks County Courier Times, Levittown, Pa. Lawmakers passed 16 bills in the last two weeks aimed at supporting first responders, including mental health initiatives and tax credits. HARRISBURG, Pa. — Rushing to the aid of Pennsylvania … Continue reading …

NC county approves portion of $8M shared fire-EMS station

Jan 20 , 2020

By: Taft WIreback / News & Record, Greensboro N.C. The new building will have the latest communications and other technology, more space and equipment for training, and improved separate accommodations for male and female personnel. GREENSBORO — Firefighters and emergency … Continue reading …

British ambulance service creates video compilation of its non-emergency calls

Jan 6 , 2020

By: Ems1 Staff The service said it created the video to inform the public about when it is appropriate to call emergency services. UNITED KINGDOM — A British ambulance service created a video showcasing some of the nonemergency calls its … Continue reading …

Can You See Me Now? Body-Worn Cameras in EMS

Dec 17 , 2019

By Jay Barkdull, FF, EMT-P | – JEMS The use of body-worn cameras in EMS has been a controversial topic in EMS for several years. Despite this controversy, North Channel EMS, located in Texas, took a calculated leap and fully … Continue reading …

More Community Paramedicine Articles

Community Paramedicine Articles

Frequent 911 callers scrutinized amid Chicago ambulance shortage

Jan 16 , 2020

By: Laura French / EMS1 The Chicago Fire Department said frequent 911 callers contribute to long response times as the mayor pledged to add more ambulances. CHICAGO — Frequent 911 callers are being scrutinized after Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot pledged … Continue reading …

NC county approves community paramedicine program after jump in 911 calls

Jan 16 , 2020

BY: Guy Lucas / News-Topic, Lenoir, N.C. – EMS1 The county’s 911 calls rose by more than 2,500 in 2019 and officials hope to follow the example of another county that successfully reduced calls CALDWELL COUNTY, N.C. — Caldwell County … Continue reading …

Ohio Home Health Service, Fire Departments Provide MIH Program

Jan 6 , 2020

By: EMSWORLD – Allison Ward / Tribune News Service The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio When Vickie Dingess couldn’t get her oldest sister Sharon Milligan to answer her door, she went into “panic mode” and called 911. Turns out Milligan, of Grove … Continue reading …

EMS social work: A new approach to serving low-acuity patients

Jan 2 , 2020

By: EMS1 – Katherine Herrian An EMS social worker describes how a new program in Texas is serving patients while decreasing 911 calls North Texas fire/EMS agencies are embracing a new concept, namely social work in the out-of-hospital setting. By … Continue reading …

First-year data shows Wisc. city FD’s home visit program ‘greatly needed’

Jan 2 , 2020

By: EMS1 Christina Lieffring / The Journal Times, Racine, Wisc. The Mobile Integrated Health program sends specially trained paramedics to check in on patients recently discharged from the hospital. RACINE, Wisc. — Looking a the numbers at the end of … Continue reading …

7 incidents that defined the decade for EMS

Jan 2 , 2020

EMS1 / EMS News From dangerous active shooter events, to ET3, Ebola, opioids and community paramedicine, EMS providers faced many significant incidents and evolving trends in the 2010s The 2010s were challenging years for emergency services, with active shooter events, … Continue reading …