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The community awareness topic brings together a range of articles about how communities around the world come together to uplift individuals or help EMS providers when in need.

From gathering necessities to understanding the hazards once the winds have ceased, these seven steps will ensure your community is prepared for a major storm
Saving lives with bleeding control training and education
There are a number of ways that organizations involved in the campaign can participate
Officials in Jeffersonville hired a firm to look at the city providing its own ambulance service
Skagit County has begun using PulsePoint Respond and PulsePoint AED to improve the use of bystander CPR
The fire department’s PSA to outdoor enthusiasts went viral on social media as temperatures soared above 100 degrees in Arizona
Fentanyl accounted for 79% of overdose deaths in 2023
Sedgwick County officials approved funding for a new EMS station west of Wichita
Spokane Mayor Lisa Brown’s move will add patrols to an area where drug users openly smoke fentanyl
Drowning is the number one cause of death in children 1-4 years old
Undocumented, unathorized expenditures and inadequate financial record-keeping some of the 10 findings inside the Plains Volunteer Ambulance Relief Association
SGMC Health’s EMS system responds to over 23,000 911 calls across three counties
Training involves 31 school districts across five counties to prepare students for a career in EMS
Paramedic Rachel Brady finds multiple ways to help others as medic, flight nurse and diver
Delco Revive provides free training and materials to respond to an overdose
CPR
The Seminole County Fire Department’s Save-A-Life program helped train Winter Springs High School students in hands-only CPR
New Athens officials are replacing the New Athens Ambulance Service with MedStar due to funding spent trying to increase staffing
Through the new quarters, Lancaster EMS highlights the increasing calls for service and a desire to increase engagement with community services
Riley County EMS handles a spike in calls for service thanks to community care team
EMS providers “embody the best of our Nation — bravery, honor and respect, never failing to answer the call to help others,” President Joe Biden said
Firefighters union in Allegany County fights against proposed cuts, layoffs as volunteer ambulance service sets to close
After recovering from her injuries, Nicole Goslant was able to meet the Health First First Flight crew that saved her life
Inspiring ways to recognize providers’ contributions, educate the community and recruit the next generation
Tuesday’s theme aims to foster a culture of safety, collaboration and preparedness within the EMS industry and in local communities
This year marks the 50th recognition of EMS Week, established in 1974 by President Gerald Ford
Laurens County EMS Captain Andy Heiney was known for his professionalism, courage and selflessness
Torin Slaughter is raising money to install about 100 Stop the Bleed kits at Case High School
A debate forms over what is an emergency for a Longview man and first responders
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