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Heat-Related Illnesses, Heat-Related Emergencies, and Drowning

During the high temperatures of the summer of 2023, national statistics revealed that there were a total of 29 child hot car deaths across the country. In 2024 so far, there have been two deaths reported. With summer arriving, it’s crucial for our community to be aware of simple preventive measures to avoid heat-related illnesses […]

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REMSA Health Point of Impact Program has a new name: REMSA Health Safety Seats

May 30, 2024 (RENO, Nev.) – Established in 1998, REMSA Health’s Point of Impact program offers car seat safety inspections for local families. Now, the program is under a new name, “REMSA Health Safety Seats,” to help community members connect with the program’s purpose to educate families and keep children safe.  The REMSA Health Safety […]

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Care Flight, a Service of REMSA Health, Announces New Aviation Vendors for Rotor and Fixed Wing Services

  May 16, 2024 (Reno, Nev.) – REMSA Health announces that Care Flight, the organization’s critical care transport division, is partnering with two pioneering healthcare aviation service providers. Air Methods will be the vendor for the maintenance and pilot staffing of the program’s four rotor wing air ambulances. Life Flight Network will be the vendor for the maintenance and pilot staffing of […]

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REMSA Health earns distinction as Washoe County’s first emergency fire dispatch Accredited Center of Excellence

REMSA Health announces that its Regional Emergency Communications Center has earned the designation of Emergency Fire Dispatch (EFD) Accredited Center of Excellence (ACE) from the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch (IAED). This distinction sets apart REMSA Health’s communications center as the world’s only triple ACE having earned accreditation for EFD, Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) and […]

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Care Flight’s Gardnerville Base Marks 25 years of Bringing Critical Emergency Care to Rural Areas

By Vanessa Coyle, Care Flight director of operations Care Flight, a service of REMSA Health, has transported critically ill and injured patients across northern Nevada and northeastern California since 1981. Over the years as the region grew, the need for additional air ambulance services grew as well. In 1999, Care Flight completed its first expansion […]

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REMSA Health announces new leadership duo for the Regional Emergency Communications Center

April. 11, 2024 (RENO, Nev.) – REMSA Health is pleased to announce the appointment of two leaders in its Regional Emergency Communications Center: Shannon Popovich, director of the Communications Center, and Kendra Davis, manager of the Communications Center.    “We are thrilled to welcome Shannon and Kendra to the REMSA Health leadership team in our […]

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REMSA Health announces the promotion of Arielle Romo to manager of the Regional Emergency Communications Center

April 9, 2024 (RENO, Nev.) – REMSA Health is pleased to announce the promotion of Arielle Romo to manager of its Regional Emergency Communications Center.   “I am excited for Arielle to expand her leadership role within the dispatch center,” said Shannon Popovich, JD, director of the Communications Center. “Her experience, qualifications, and dedication to […]

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Update on Regional Air Ambulance Services Available During Care Flight Pause Beginning 7 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 – 7 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024

Feb. 23, 2024 – Update on Regional Air Ambulance Services Available During Care Flight Pause Beginning 7 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 – 7 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024 Alexia Jobson, director of Public Relations, REMSA Health has provided the following update:  “Care Flight will pause its operations including its helicopter service, fixed-wing service and critical […]

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A new helicopter will join Care Flight’s fleet, ensuring access to emergency medical care across rural Nevada

Jan. 24, 2024 (RENO, Nev.) – Care Flight, a service of REMSA Health, celebrated the arrival of a new helicopter. The new aircraft, Care Flight 1, will begin service in late winter 2024, ensuring access to life-saving emergency medical care in rural Nevada. It will replace a similar, but older model helicopter. Care Flight 1 […]

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