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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. The federal government, recognizing this

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 in America” by Money Magazine,

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 Wisconsin in October 1871.[2] The

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 the American Ambulance Association (AAA),

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. 

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 to excellence, found our organizations well-suited

Slowing the Spread of COVID-19: Contact Tracing and Case Investigation Services

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the U.S., and an increasing burden is placed on public health departments, PCG’s Contact Tracing and Case Investigation services can help states act quickly to slow the spread. We have hired more than 5,000 contact tracers, supervisors, and investigators to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, making us a leading

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The Importance of Standards in Fire & EMS: Insight from a Former Fire Chief

July of 1999 was a major milestone in my career as it marked the transition from serving as a line fire officer to chief fire officer. On July 1st of that year, I took over as the Assistant Chief of Planning for the West Hartford, Connecticut Fire Department (WHFD). In this position, I was responsible

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Meet PCG’s Senior Advisor for Fire & EMS Consulting

Greetings, everyone! Let me introduce myself and my role at PCG. I joined the PCG team in April 2019 as a Senior Advisor for Fire and EMS. I will be working with PCG staff members on existing projects, including the Ground Emergency Medical Transportation (GEMT) program, Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) program and the

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