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Understand the distinction and implication of Congressionally Directed Spending and Community Project Funding
Matt Zavadsky discusses the CMS disclosure and the latest in the move to fund treatment in place
Zavadsky details the potential changes to the MedStar system and his new position with the PWW Advisory Group
Legislation to fund grant programs and U.S. Fire Administration through 2028 heads to the President for signing
Funds for Evanston’s Crisis Alternative Response Evanston team will help enhance mental health interventions
The City of Auburn Ambulance has approved a one-year agreement to provide ALS to a neighboring town
Colorado Springs City Council voted 5 - 4 to continue contract with AMR
Officials in Colorado Springs will hold the first vote on the potential change in EMS
Monterey County EMS faces funding challenges amid rising operations costs
Kingston City Council unanimously approved the rates for the new service
Lake Crystal Area Ambulance Service Director Rhonda Ingebritson said EMS needs to be recognized as an essential service
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
Bill sponsored by Sen. Michelle Hinchey would allow ambulances to carry blood products and administer transfusions
Undocumented, unathorized expenditures and inadequate financial record-keeping some of the 10 findings inside the Plains Volunteer Ambulance Relief Association
Legislation includes a protocol checklist for treating patients in their homes instead of being transported to an emergency department
Delco Revive provides free training and materials to respond to an overdose
County executives are pushing for the passage of bills funding EMS
$6 million from the package will be used for a sprint medic pilot program in three counties
The change in Fort Worth will make MedStar employees members of the fire department
A group of EMS advocates are working to enact a passage of reforms called “Rescue EMS” that would make EMS an “essential” service under the law
Municipal leaders support the bill but ask where will funding for mental health resources come from and what will be the impact on insurance funds
Jeff Davis County EMS Chief Peggy Fonseca was escorted out of the courthouse over what she called a “witch hunt” about staffing and leadership
Firefighters union in Allegany County fights against proposed cuts, layoffs as volunteer ambulance service sets to close
Longview officials expect Medix to save citizens $250 in response costs
EMS leaders and advocates rallied in Albany to promote bills that supporters say would take great steps to stabilize ambulance services
Waterford administrator offered a plan to create a new EMS department as part of a larger reorganization
Every response area has its drawbacks, but all things being equal, what percentage of providers prefer to respond to calls in their own community?
Stanislaus Surgical Hospital of Modesto had received political support after challenging the Medicare program decision.