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A safer summer: REMSA Health offers tips for child water safety and heat illness prevention

June 7, 2023 (RENO, Nev.) – Summer temperatures are approaching and many families will be looking forward to fun in the sun and cooling off in the water. As the exclusive ground emergency medical services (EMS) provider for Washoe County, Nevada, REMSA Health wants to ensure everyone safely enjoys family activities in area pools, lakes […]

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Fun in the Sun: A Guide to Summer Safety

Heat-Related Illnesses, Heat-Related Emergencies, and Drowning As temperatures soared during the summer of 2022, national statistics revealed that there were a total of 33 child hot car deaths across the country. In 2023 so far, there have been four deaths reported. With summer arriving, it’s crucial for our community to be aware of simple preventive […]

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First responders and employees honored during REMSA Health’s EMS Week Awards event

May 22, 2023 (RENO, Nev.) – REMSA Health celebrated employees and their excellence on the job during the 48th Annual Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week Awards, May 22, 2023. Taking place during National EMS Week, Where Emergency Care Begins, May 21-27, the awards recognize healthcare providers and professionals who exceed expectations within their roles and […]

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Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo and First Lady Donna Lombardo tour REMSA Health, meet first responders ahead of EMS Week, May 21-27

May 17, 2023 (RENO, Nev.) – National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week is slated for May 21-27, 2023 as a dedicated time to thank EMS providers and the entire EMS workforce for providing care to the communities they serve. Ahead of EMS Week, Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo and First Lady Donna Lombardo visited REMSA Health […]

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Care starts with a call: REMSA Health’s Regional Emergency Communications Center Achieves Eighth Consecutive Accreditation for Excellence

By REMSA Health Director of Regional Communications, Christine Barton, EMD-I, ED-Q, EFD At REMSA Health, we believe that when someone dials 9-1-1 for a medical emergency, their care starts with the call. Therefore, the medical dispatchers on the other end of the line are highly-trained and clinically-certified care providers.  In our commitment to providing quality […]

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REMSA Health announces the promotion of two long-standing employees

April 21, 2023 (RENO, Nev.) – With a combined 42 years of service at the organization, REMSA Health announces the promotion of Josh Duffy to procurement manager, and Todd Kerfoot to senior manager of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Operations.   Duffy joined REMSA Health in 2005 and has held positions including vehicle services technician, advanced […]

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Community memorial service and tribute honors crew lost in medical transport plane crash

Care Flight Nurse Ed Pricola, BSN; Care Flight Paramedic Ryan Watson and Guardian Flight Pilot Captain Scott Walton, CFI, CFII were honorably recognized. March 8, 2023 (RENO, Nev.) – An honor procession and memorial service was held today to recognize the medical transport plane crew members who lost their lives in the line of duty […]

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Updates on Care Flight Incident

Media Contact: Jena Esposito, KPS3,, 702-513-0606   March 9, 12:10 p.m. – Update on Care Flight’s return-to-service Following a pause of its medical transport services since Friday, Feb. 24, 2023 after the crash of a medical transport plane outside of Stagecoach, Nevada, three out of the four Care Flight rotor-wing aircraft returned to service […]

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REMSA Health announces board of directors

Feb. 23, 2023 (RENO, Nev.) – REMSA Health has announced its board of directors, including new members Michael Pagni, JD; Cora Case, CMA; Chris Nicholas, FACHE; and Derrick Glum, MBA, FACHE. As a private, nonprofit community-based organization that receives no public tax support, REMSA Health is governed by a seven-member volunteer board comprised of regional […]

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REMSA Health Announces Adam Heinz as COO and Devan Walker as CFO

RENO, Nev. – REMSA Health announces the promotion of two leaders to executive positions. Adam Heinz will serve as the chief operating officer (COO) and Devan Walker will serve as the chief financial officer (CFO). “I am thrilled to announce these promotions for two important leadership positions at REMSA Health,” said Barry Duplantis, president and […]

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