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Leadership & Expertise: Why Uniform Standards Matter in EMS

By: Adam Heinz, Director of the Clinical Communications Center   Recently, REMSA announced an updated uniform standardization policy for its clinical and field qualified leadership. You’re probably just about to click out of this article because uniform standardization policy sounds boring. But wait! Let me tell you why it’s not and why it might be meaningful for […]

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REMSA Shares Tips for Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month

Francisco Ceballos, REMSA’s community programs coordinator, shares safe sleep tips for Safe Sleep Awareness Month. Watch the video to learn more about the ABCs of safe sleep. Safe Sleep Tips: The best way to reduce the risk for a sleep-related death is to always place the baby on his or her back to sleep, on […]

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REMSA Partners with Regional Fire Agencies to Launch Paramedic Program

With a national shortage of paramedic certified individuals impacting emergency response agencies across the country, local fire agencies banded together and formed a partnership with the Regional Emergency Medical Service Authority, REMSA, to train their existing fire personnel to the level of Paramedic. For some agencies, providing Advanced Life Support via paramedic certified firefighters has […]

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Rib Cook-Off Safety

Maybe you’re celebrating the unofficial end of summer with a visit to the Nugget Rib Cook-Off this weekend. If so, check out these tips from Adam Heinz, Director of the Clinical Communications Center at REMSA, about how to stay safe and where to find REMSA if you need some minor medical attention while you’re at […]

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Hot August Nights: Heat Safety and Special Events Capabilities

One of the best things about living in Northern Nevada is access to all of the world-class special events – including the classic cars of Hot August Nights. REMSA wants you to be safe and well while you watch the cars cruise by or while you dance the night away at a live concert. Adam […]

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Air Quality Unhealthy for all Populations: Tips to Stay Well

Adam Heinz, director of REMSA’s Clinical Communications Center, shares information about the unhealthy air quality in the Reno area due to smoke from regional wildfires, including the Carr Fire, Whaleback Fire, Perry Fire and Ferguson Fire.

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Essential Items to Include in Your First Aid Kit

Northern Nevada and Northeastern California are full of beautiful, exciting places to explore. Before you head out for a camping trip, hike or day on the lake, make sure you are prepared and have a well-equipped first aid kit. You can purchase pre-packaged kits or assemble one yourself, suggestions on what to include are mentioned […]

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Tips for River Safety and Kayaking

During this time of year, rivers and streams can attract children and adults who are looking to find a cool place to swim and play. However, too many times people are seriously hurt or even killed by the strong moving current of a river. REMSA would like to remind everyone of some important river safety […]

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REMSA Thanks its EMS Week Sponsors and Supporters

REMSA extends sincere appreciation to the businesses that are supporting EMS Week May 20 – 26, 2019. We encourage you to support the companies and vendors that support us.   EMS Week Recognition Luncheon sponsored exclusively by Flirtey Employee and Field Provider Thank You tote bags partially sponsored in-kind by Reno Type Employee and Field […]

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Bike Safety Tips

Each year in the United States, there are approximately 800 deaths, 500,000 injuries treated in emergency rooms, and 1.2 million visits to physicians’ offices or clinics that are attributable to bicycling. With May being National Bike Safety Month, REMSA would like to remind bike riders of some important safety tips. Quick Overview of Tips for […]

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