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In this episode, our co-hosts welcome Community Paramedic Lt. J.D. Postage, who works with Project FORT, the Violet Township Fire Department’s substance abuse program

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In this episode of Inside EMS, co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson are joined by Lt. J.D. Postage, a community paramedic with the Violet Township (Ohio) Fire Department.

Lt. Postage describes his organization’s substance abuse program, Project FORT, which provides resources to victims of alcohol or other substances abuse. The lieutenant outlines how to develop a similar program, as well as tips on engaging the community and lessons learned through its operation. He also describes the best way to share program data, patient metrics and final outcomes with leadership.

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