All posts by Nora Culeton

Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection…From Collection to Submission

PCG is proud to offer the ambulance community with support services for the Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection survey. Thank you to all of those who were able to attend the webinar event live on December 13th. We feel that the information presented in the webinar was well received and

Crash Responders Safety Week

First responders are the first to arrive and provide aid when there is an emergency. These highly trained individuals put themselves at risk every day to support the public during a disaster, medical emergency, or accident and every year first responders are killed while working to save lives during a

What is your Ambulance Service “Worth?”

Author: Tim Nowak PCG recently presented a webinar in partnership with the National Association of EMTs (NAEMT) outlining ambulance service “worth” … and believe it or not, defining “worth” may not be as objective as we expect (or hope) it to be. Our industry’s mantras of “if it saves one

A letter to the American public: Appreciate our first responders every day

Originally posted on Oct 26, 2022 Author: Greg Friese, MS, NRP For several years, Oct. 28 has been recognized as National First Responders Day with congressional resolutions, state and local government resolutions, other accolades, plus discounts and promotions at stores and restaurants. All those things sound terrific and are likely graciously

Wildfire Defense Funding Opportunity

Author: Jason Fuller Is your community one of the 60,000+ communities identified across the United States as being at risk of a wildfire? Would federal funding help you protect your community from these wildfires? The Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) is the zone where a transition from unoccupied land to human

James O. Page EMS Achievement Award

A few months ago, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) held the annual Fire-Rescue Med conference. Public Consulting Group (PCG) was honored to sponsor the James O. Page EMS Achievement award which was presented at the event to an exceptional leader and individual who has made an impact in

American Rescue Plan Act Funding Progress Updates

Originally Posted on PCG’s Health Policy News on July 28, 2022. Author: Margot Thistle Last summer, Health Policy News provided coverage of early planning at the state level to implement Section 9817 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) related to Home and Community Based Services (HCBS). Section 9817 and

Increased Competition Requires a Change in Recruitment and Retention Strategies

Originally posted on August 16, 2022 Author: Brent Crawford, MPA, NRP Since the first COVID-19 infection showed up in the U.S. on January 20, 2020, EMS and healthcare workers as a whole have been putting up the good fight against this disease. While there were full weeks and months it felt

How to Secure Grant Funding

Our experts at PCG are here to help you throughout the grant process by locating potential opportunities for your department and assisting with your applications. To help navigate the process, we wanted to share MSA Safety Incorporated’s series of steps to help Fire and EMS agencies with identifying, applying for,

Staffing Concerns – Agencies Big and Small

Author: Tim Nowak Headlines across the country in fire departments and EMS agencies big and small are shouting challenges with staffing levels. Poll call: 82% of respondents have no available units on a daily or weekly basis | EMS1 Who will be left to respond? | FireRescue1 Staffing Forcing SC