All posts by Sarah Dicicco

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Tim Nowak voted to inaugural Board of Directors for the National Association of Mobile Integrated Healthcare Providers (NAMIHP)

“Working together to help solve the problem of fragmented healthcare.” The focal statement on the homepage of NAMIHP’s website immediately captures one’s attention, and while partly due to size and placement, it’s likely the bold claim/call to action that resonates with site visitors and NAMIHP members alike. It is a

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5 Secrets to Successful Long-term Fire & EMS Planning

Author: Tim Nowak (4-minute read) Anecdotally speaking, the average “lifespan” of a fire/emergency medical services (EMS) chief is only about five years … that’s excluding some of the long-tenured volunteer fire chiefs remaining within today’s current market. Generational mindsets, local cost-of-living, expanding opportunities within the industry for growth, and quite

Mutual-aid agreements: Mission-critical to rural public safety (Article Review)

  Interagency relationships help solidify the infrastructure of small communities Date Published: Jul 26, 2021 Original Author: John Metzger Source: FireRescue1.com Article Link:  https://www.firerescue1.com/mutual-aid/articles/mutual-aid-agreements-mission-critical-to-rural-public-safety-Fx4SZV0NAZf3mH7N/ Mutual aid agreements hold a very valid place in the daily operations of many fire departments across the country – both in rural and even some

Digital Health Literacy Inequities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the digitization of healthcare services, as safety precautions prompted a transition of care delivery from in-person to virtual. The health risks posed by the COVID-19 virus incentivized providers to expedite the integration of technology with existing delivery services in order to support patients during the pandemic.

Assessing Feasibility of Improved Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Delivery System

The Client: City of Coconut Creek, Florida The Project: Transitional Study for Fire and EMS Services The Opportunity: Coconut Creek, the “Butterfly Capital of the World,” is a well-planned city with a unique environmental consciousness nestled between Miami and Palm Beach. Spotlighted as one of the “Best Cities to Live

Data Collection and Analysis Play Important Roles in Modern Fire Service

Perspectives from a 40-year veteran of the fire service profession Significance of Fire Analysis The largest forest fires in California occurred in the last three years.[1] The largest forest fire in size and fatalities in U.S. history burned 3.8 million acres and killed at least 1,500 people across Michigan and

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Collective Letter to CMS in Support of Treatment in Place (TIP)

The IAFC last week sent the enclosed letter to the Department of Health and Human Services, pushing for immediate action on payment for Treatment In Place (TIP).  Authorized in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (PL 117-2), CMS does not seem to have prioritized this reimbursement.  Joining IAFC were

Emergency Triage, Treatment and Transport reimbursement model is a watershed moment in modern EMS

EMS leaders react to ET3, HHS reimbursement model that recognizes the value of community paramedicine and emphasizes quality and outcomes. Read full article by visiting EMS1’s website here.

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What is EMS 2020?

What is EMS? provides an introduction to EMS and is designed to help our communities, elected officials, and stakeholders better understand our profession. Click here to read full article produced by NAEMT. 

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21ST CENTURY FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES

21ST CENTURY FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES Center for Public Safety Excellence Download Report  Watch Webinar In 2018, CPSE became an ICMA Presidential Level Strategic Partner, building on the historic connection between CPSE and ICMA. A current priority of ICMA is Research and Thought Leadership. This, coupled with CPSE’s mission of leading the fire and emergency service