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Learn how the Philadelphia Fire Department redefined service delivery, funding and success
The program aims for nurses to work alongside police officers to assist individuals struggling with substance use disorders and mental health
Ensuring equitable treatment for all communities begins with understanding how unintentional racism can produce racist outcomes in EMS
Centerton Firefighter/Paramedic Michael Brown stated he administered the drug to a patient after the fire chief noticed a 10 mg vial was missing
Portland’s Crisis & Sobering Center falls victim to city, county conflicts, funding competition and debate on behavioral health priorities
Public drug use leads to some lawmakers wanting to recriminalize small possession amounts
MATTERS has installed 13 machines so far an plans to install 15 more
Methuen officials have budgeted to hire more EMTs and police officers with money from the Opioid Settlement Stabilization Fund
Paramedic in Coveralls Using Tablet Computer to Check the Diagnosis for the Injured Patient on the Way to Hospital. Emergency Medical Care Assistants Puts a Ventilation Mask in an Ambulance.
COVID-19 pandemic increased substance use, burnout among first responders, study finds
The study investigated how burnout influenced the relationships between work stress, workplace support measures, COVID-specific assistance strategies and potentially harmful substance use
A surge in fentanyl deaths has become a top legislative issue in both states to
Funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is to help EMS support residents in rural communities
Portland saw a record number of fatalities in the homeless population due to drug overdoses
The report showed that fentanyl was found in 93% of all opioid-related overdose deaths
Gov. Inslee’s administration is also looking at state regulations to allow paramedics to administer initial opioid disorder treatment doses to overdose victims
Drug use, violence and fires are highlighted as cities sweep camps and struggle with housing solutions