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Plumas County Recognized by Nor-Cal EMS for Emergency Service Success

In a joint announcement from Plumas District Hospital and Care Flight, Plumas County is recognized by Nor-Cal EMS for having the highest percentage of cardiac arrest field saves in Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Sierra, and Trinity counties, thanks to public bystander CPR and High Performance CPR by local emergency services personnel. In a letter from Shawn […]

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Stay Safe This Winter: Avoid Ice-related Injuries

With wet, snowy and cold weather conditions, it is important to be aware that ice may be present under your feet. This ice can be invisible to the eye and very dangerous. REMSA would like the share the following tips on how to stay safe this winter and to avoid ice-related injuries.   Seven quick […]

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Ski and Snowboard Safety Tips

Skiing or snowboarding is a fun activity that offers participants the enjoyment of being in the great outdoors, excellent exercise, a chance for families to bond and the potential for injury. REMSA would like to offer some tips to keep snow enthusiasts safe  on the slopes this winter Tips for skiing and snowboarding: Obtain proper […]

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REMSA Receives Grant to Help Save Pedestrian Lives

REMSA has received a $20,000 grant from the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), to educate the public about pedestrian safety in order to decrease injuries and deaths in Washoe County. The grant will be implemented with many regional partners, including the Washoe County School District (WCSD), the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC), and regional law enforcement […]

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Fun in the Snow/Sledding Safety

Often times an afternoon of fun in the snow can lead to careless injuries. By taking the right safety steps, these injuries can be prevented. In particular, sledding causes a high percentage of snow play injuries. REMSA and Care Flight would like to offer some safety tips to keep playing in the snow safe. Tips […]

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REMSA Free Car Seat Check Point on November 18th

Before you travel for the holidays, make sure your children are truly safe in the car. The Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) is offering free car seat installation and inspection check point as part of its Point of Impact community outreach program. REMSA’s Point of Impact program encourages parents to ensure their car seats are […]

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REMSA Leader Celebrated Upon Retiring From Successful EMS Career

The Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) congratulates Don Vonarx, retiring chief operating officer on his long and significant EMS career. “We wish Don the very best on his retirement,” said Dean Dow, president and CEO, REMSA. “Don’s contributions to EMS, and more importantly to REMSA, over the last 25 years have been significant and […]

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REMSA Releases Comprehensive White Paper on its Nationally Acclaimed Community Health Programs

REMSA, the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority based in northern Nevada, has released a new comprehensive White Paper that provides detailed information on its highly successful Community Health Programs. These nationally-acclaimed programs were launched in 2012 after REMSA received funding  through a $9.1 million Health Care Innovation Award grant from the Center for Medicare & […]

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REMSA to Host Bleeding Control Classes for the Public

The Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) will start hosting bleeding control classes, Stop the Bleed, for the community starting in September. Bleeding Control for the Injured (B-Con) educates community members on how to perform immediate and basic lifesaving interventions prior to receiving definitive medical care. “We are living in a world where active shootings […]

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REMSA Issues Life-Saving Instructions for Unhealthy Air Quality

REMSA has issued precautionary instructions on dealing with the unhealthy air quality conditions. For those with respiratory conditions, or those considered in the sensitive group for air quality conditions, REMSA strongly suggests taking these precautions: Reduce or eliminate any of your more strenuous outdoor activities Limit physical activities in general if you are experiencing symptoms […]

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