Nearly 2,000 EMTs and paramedics will be begin temporarily working at nursing homes in the Los Angeles area to help alleviate COVID-19-related staffing shortages.

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.