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Local governments have a lot to consider when it comes to making sure their communities have access to safe and efficient emergency medical services. Whether you work in local government or you’re a concerned citizen looking for solutions, the EMS1 Local Government topic page is designed to be a resource. Learn about the metrics defining successful EMS response, how communities are managing complex staffing and funding challenges, how city leaders are reimagining mental health emergency response using EMS providers, and more.

First Responder Wellness Week was designed to provide resources, support and community to help public safety personnel better understand the mental and physical health risks that come with the job
The new ARPA Flex program allows local units of government to spend up to $10 million on newly eligible grant expenditures
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“We have upped salaries. We’ve recruited. Nobody wants to do it as much as they did,” said John Smith, the director of operations at Gold Cross
Advanced Life Systems had protested Yakima County’s choicec citing AMR’s problems in other communities
Advance Life Systems is protesting the Yakima County commissioners’ selection of AMR
Among AMR’s complaints against the Sonoma County Fire District is that the district lowered the transport cost by paying EMS employees less
Ed Szafran, chief of operations for the Greater Pittston Regional Ambulance Association, called the project a once-in-a-career opportunity
The law applies to those who got sick with the virus from March 9, 2020, through June 30, 2021 and assumes they contracted it because of work
Firefighters said they have been threatened with pipes and broken mops, hit with rocks and physically obstructed from administering care or responding to a fire
The mix-up sparked a debate on best practices for responding to 911 calls when the address is in question
“We’re still having issues with the administration on calculations,” said Gary Firefighters Union 359 President Larry Tillman II
The state could add retirement benefits, eligibility for state employee health insurance, tax benefits and training incentives
Erie County officials are responding to the shortage of local EMS providers
One of the the suing parties’ claims is that an alderman who cast one of the “yes” votes should have abstained since his son works for the Lockport Fire Department