Join JEMS Editor-Emeritus A.J. Heightman for an interview with innovative frontline personnel from five Sacramento, California-area fire agencies and hospital facilities that mobilized volunteers in a week to staff four special assignment Community Care Response Units, at the request of the Sacramento County (CA) Department of Public Health, who had a need and reached out to the fire agencies and the region’s Hospital Council to provide the necessary resources.

The TGV-turned-mobile-intensive-care-unit is just one piece of France's nationwide mobilization of trains, helicopters, jets and even a warship, deployed to relieve congested hospitals and shuffle hundreds of patients and hundreds more medical personnel in and out of coronavirus hotspots.

Emergency medical service personnel across the country are struggling with an onslaught of new issues as we prepare for a tsunami of patients.