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Preserving 911 and Ambulance Response Resources

Click here to see a list of non-emergency healthcare resources in our area. Preserving 911 and ambulance response resources is more important now than ever before. As our community experiences very high COVID-19 transmission rates, REMSA Health’s call volume has also increased – yet many of these calls are for non-emergency, first-aid level care.  An […]

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Right Level of Care – When to Call 911 | REMSA Health

REMSA Heath responds to approximately 70,000 requests for service per year in Washoe County. Every call is important to us and we follow international protocols to determine the right level of care for callers. Some callers may need an emergency response and transportation, while others will be guided to a more appropriate level of care. […]

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Pedestrian Safety Tips

Each year, REMSA Health responds to hundreds of motorcycle, bicycle or pedestrians versus auto accidents. As daylight saving time ends, pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers must be vigilant to keep our streets safe for everyone. Awareness and education are vital to changing behavior and creating safer habits – by working together, we can reduce these kinds […]

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Care Flight Celebrates 40 Years

    Over the past four decades, Care Flight has provided emergency medical services for more than 91,000 patients over the span of 50,000 square miles of Nevada and California. More than 84,000 of those patients have been transferred by helicopter, 4,000 by fixed wing and 3,000 by critical care ground transport. With each decade […]

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REMSA Health CEO’s Message About Medical 9-1-1 Calls During COVID-19 Pandemic

Important message for Washoe County residents from Dean Dow, President & CEO of REMSA Health:  Around the country, healthcare systems are once again being inundated with response to the COVID-19 crisis and increasing cases of the Delta variant. Here at home, in Washoe County, that is no different.  I am writing to you today to […]

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We are now REMSA Health!

There’s a lot to be celebrated around here at REMSA and Care Flight. First, this week is National Emergency Medical Services Week (#EMSWeek), an event that celebrates the important contributions of EMS practitioners in safeguarding the health, safety and well-being of the communities they serve. In the 46 years that EMS Week has been celebrated, […]

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REMSA Supports Mask On. Move On. Campaign

Mask On. Move On.  Since the start of the pandemic, nearly 25% of all COVID-19 cases in Nevada were detected in the month of November. In the last week alone, Washoe County has seen two, record-breaking days of more than  800 positive cases. These grim facts come almost nine months after the first cases were […]

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Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

With more pedestrians and bicyclists on the road and in your neighborhood, the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) advises on how you can stay safe and active outdoors as Nevada continues with its Roadmap to Recovery reopening plan. While walking, running, hiking or riding your bike is great exercise for you and your family, […]

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Winter Driving Safety Tips

Learn how to stay safe while driving in inclement weather.

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Have a Fun, Safe Fourth of July!

REMSA wants to remind you to have a safe, fun Fourth of July holiday. In this short video, Adam Heinz, director for REMSA, shares tips and reminders about how to stay safe and feeling well through the fun, long weekend. ?

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