Paramedics attend to a man sitting on a couch

Portland (OR) Fire Launches New Alternative Response Program

The department received approval to launch a new community health program to address the health and social needs of community members.

Let’s Get It Straight: Community Paramedicine and the Need for Infection Control Procedures

Katherine West explains how infection control practices and procedures differ in CP & MIH.
A picture of some EMS essentials: gauze pads, gloves, a radio and coffee.

EMS Providers as Science Communicators in COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

The delivery of community healthcare can be significantly improved with the integration of public health practice in emergency medical services, writes Sarah Torzone.
The city of Aurora officially launched the Aurora Mobile Response Team.

Aurora (CO) Launches Mobile Response Team

The team pairs a licensed mental health clinician with a paramedic to provide trauma-informed crisis intervention and de-escalation services.

Beyond Lucid Technologies Integrates Telemedicine into MEDIVIEW Fire & EMS Charting Software

Beyond Lucid Technologies announced the incorporation of a telemedicine dataset into the MEDIVIEW electronic patient care record platform and MEDIVEW BEACON Prehospital Health Information Exchange.
Teller County, CO develops a first-of-its-kind telehealth program using Pulsara as the backbone for rural health communications.

Groundbreaking Telehealth Program Reaching Rural & Underserved Populations

Teller County, CO, develops a first-of-its-kind telehealth program using Pulsara as the backbone for rural health communications.
The image shows a parked San Francisco ambulance.

Teams in San Francisco (CA) Offer Care Following Overdoses

A new city-run response team hit the streets Monday to try to help people who survive an overdose.
The The Community Assistance Response program van.

Newport News (VA) Launches Community Assistance Response Program

The Community Assistance Response program places trained paramedics and mental health professionals at the forefront of calls for service when a person is having a crisis.
Firefighter Sean Condon, left and Lt. Gabe Mills, assigned to the Alternative Response Unit of of Station 1, check on the welfare of a man in Mission Park in Spokane, Wash.

People Struggled to Tap Resources during Northwest Heat Wave

People in Oregon struggled to get rides to cooling centers during the recent heat wave that is believed to have killed hundreds across the Pacific Northwest.
The photo shows the Star of Life.

‘Crisis Car’ Launches in Frederick (MD)

The pilot program is designed to provide a mix of resources in the event of a mental health crisis.

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