As people spend more time indoors through the cooler months, the possibility of carbon monoxide poisoning increases. In fact, the CDC says that carbon monoxide causes the most non-drug poisoning deaths in the United States every year. Learn more about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning and what steps you can take to stay safe.
One of the most common questions about REMSA is “Why do I see an ambulance parked at the corner of this street and that street every day?” While community members are probably pleased to see ambulances out and about, they are also perplexed as to why they are often in the same place, day after […]
In collaboration with Reno Guns and Range, REMSA will host a two-part class consisting of “Responding to Violence” and “Bleeding Control” on Sunday, October 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 2325 Market Street in Reno, Nevada. Part one, “Responding to Violence” will include a discussion of simple survival strategies, psychological reactions, mindset, pre-contact […]
The Wolf Pack faces off with Oregon State this weekend! If you’re backing the pack during tailgates, at the game or (hopefully!) by celebrating a win, be sure to participate responsibly. Adam Heinz shares safety reminders about designating a driver and recognizing the signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning. For more information, click here. […]
Camping in the great outdoors is invigorating, refreshing, relaxing, peaceful and at times…dangerous. REMSA would like to remind anyone who participates in camping activities to take the proper safety precautions. Camping Safety Tips: Never camp alone. The buddy system is always smart. Pack a first aid kit. Your kit can prove invaluable if you or […]
The Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) Center for Prehospital Education is pleased to announce that 24 students successfully completed the organization’s 14-month paramedic program. The program builds on the existing knowledge and skills of an emergency medical technician (EMT) or an advanced emergency medical technician (AEMT). To complete the program, students must master advanced […]
The Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) is pleased to announce that Care Flight, the organization’s critical care transport service has received re-accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS). The accreditation includes Care Flight’s rotor wing program, as well as its fixed wing and ground ambulance. “I am incredibly proud of […]
The Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) congratulates Don Vonarx, retiring chief operating officer on his long and significant EMS career. “We wish Don the very best on his retirement,” said Dean Dow, president and CEO, REMSA. “Don’s contributions to EMS, and more importantly to REMSA, over the last 25 years have been significant and […]