EMS providers team up with police to check on homeless in cold

EMS helped the police department determine if a person was suffering from frost bite or hypothermia in the below-zero wind chill


By EMS1 Staff

ST. LOUIS — EMS providers teamed up with the police department to help assess the homeless people who were out in the cold.

FOX2 Now reported that the St. Louis police department and EMS providers checked on homeless people every night who were not in shelters and determined if they were hypothermic or had frost bite from the below-zero wind chill, according to Officer Larry Dampier.

Director of Human Services Irene Agustin said a collaborative effort between the city and nonprofit organizations also resulted in shuttles that transport homeless people to warming shelters and churches.

 

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