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REMSA Health Hosts Paramedic and EMT Open House

(Reno, NV) — The Regional Emergency Medical Service Authority (REMSA Health), Northern Nevada’s nationally-recognized ground ambulance service and Care Flight, Northern Nevada and Northern California’s critical care and air ambulance transport service, will be hosting an open house on Friday, October 22 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The free event is intended to provide […]

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REMSA Announces a Tiered Emergency Medical Services Response System

The Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) announces that beginning in August, it will offer additional levels of out-of-hospital patient care through its 9-1-1 ambulance response in Washoe County. By expanding the emergency medical services (EMS) system to include more care provider levels, REMSA is able to ensure that the highest level of emergency medical […]

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REMSA CEO Asked to Advise the Nevada Gaming Control Board on Reopening of the State’s Casinos

The Nevada Gaming Control Board recently conducted a workshop meeting to determine the logistics of successfully reopening the casino industry in the state. To help with this decision they inquired from six health and safety experts, including Dean Dow, president and CEO of the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) in Washoe County. The board […]

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Ready Responders and REMSA Announce Partnership

Residents in Nevada to Receive Enhanced Mobile Healthcare Services Two of the nation’s leaders in their respective industries – Ready Responders and the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) – announced today the formation and launch of a program intended to improve population health and patient care, as well as reduce the unnecessary use of […]

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The American Heart Association and REMSA Urge All Northern Nevadans to Call 9-1-1 in Health Emergencies

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is still vital for residents to call for help when experiencing other health emergencies, like heart attack or stroke symptoms. The American Heart Association and The Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) are issuing a strong call to the Northern Nevada community: If you are experiencing a health emergency, please […]

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REMSA and WCHD Announce the 24/7 Washoe County/REMSA COVID-19 Community Triage Line

REMSA (Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority) and the Washoe County Health District (WCHD) have enhanced a 24/7 COVID-19 Community Triage Line to respond to the influx of calls related to COVID-19 (coronavirus). The phone number is 775-328-2427. Select option 2 for a COVID-19 risk assessment. Community members are encouraged to call this number and speak […]

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REMSA Announces Executive Director of Integrated Health: Adam Heinz

The Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) is pleased to announce the promotion of Adam Heinz to the role of Executive Director of Integrated Health. In this new role, Heinz is responsible for advancing REMSA’s innovative mobile health care projects. Through collaboration with regional partners, regulatory representatives and elected officials, Heinz represents the organization on […]

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REMSA Announces Executive Director of EMS Operations: Aaron Abbott

The Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) is pleased to announce the addition of Aaron Abbott to its leadership team. Abbott will join the organization as Executive Director of EMS Operations. Abbott has more than 18 years of emergency medical services (EMS) experience across a variety of roles. In his Executive Director position with REMSA, […]

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Plumas District Hospital and Care Flight Extend Partnership into Greenville, CA

Indian Valley Ambulance Service Authority (IVASA) has chosen Plumas District Hospital (PDH) and Care Flight as their new contractor for ground ambulance service in Indian Valley, Plumas County, California.  October 31, 2019 marked the first day of service for PDH and Care Flight in this northeastern California region. “We are very excited to partner with […]

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REMSA Offers Flu Shots to 100 Washoe County Homebound Citizens

REMSA announces that it is offering flu shots, free of charge to 100 Washoe County adult citizens that are homebound. Beginning October 1, 2019, citizens that meet the following criteria are encouraged to call 775-353-0807 to make an appointment to receive a free flu shot. Community members will be scheduled for a flu shot appointment […]

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