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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 To Participate in National CPR and AED Week with “Hands-Only” CPR Trainings Throughout the Area

National CPR and AED Week kicks off June 1. The recognition week is marked each year, June 1-7. The Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) will conduct hands-only CPR demonstrations around Reno and Sparks throughout the week to raise awareness about how to properly and quickly respond to sudden cardiac arrest. At event locations, community members […]

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Shirley Folkins-Roberts

REMSA Welcomes Shirley Folkins-Roberts to Board of Directors

The Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) is pleased to announce that Shirley Folkins-Roberts, Development Manager, Panattoni Development Company will join the organization’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. “REMSA is thrilled to welcome Shirley to the board,” said Dean Dow, president and CEO, REMSA Health. “Health and prehospital care is an ever-changing industry. As our […]

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Camping Safety

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 […]

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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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CPR First Aid

Save a Heart CPR Community Courses

This an awareness video-based, classroom course intended for anyone who wants to learn CPR and prefers to learn in an Instructor-led or facilitated group environment. This course is for people who do not need a course completion card for a job or other requirements. This CPR course is ideal for community groups, parents, grandparents, caregivers, […]

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stroke awareness month

Reduce the Risk of Stroke

Often, individuals misdiagnose themselves after having a stroke and do not get the proper treatment due to the fact they do not visit a hospital. This can lead to severe permanent damage to a person’s brain. REMSA would like to remind people to be cautious with a potential stroke. Reduce the Risk of Stroke It […]

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REMSA To Host Free Bleeding Control Class for the Community with Kindred at Home

The Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) will host a free bleeding control class, Stop the Bleed, at Kindred at Home on Saturday, May 5 from 1-4 p.m. Open to the community, the Bleeding Control for the Injured (B-Con) course educates community members on how to perform immediate and basic lifesaving interventions prior to receiving […]

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Maurice Herbst

REMSA Welcomes Maurice Herbst to the Position of Director of IT

Maurice joined REMSA in late February as the Director of Information Technology. In this role, he will lead the department of five and will oversee all continuity and optimization of REMSA’s information technology infrastructure for the entire organization and partner with the management team on process improvements and information technology solutions. Some key initiatives that […]

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