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Finally! Feds tell hospitals they may share information about COVID-19 patients with first respondersFinally! Feds tell hospitals they may share information about COVID-19 patients with first responders

Finally! Feds tell hospitals they may share information about COVID-19 patients with first responders

HIPAA-covered entities may share protected health information when first responders may be at risk of infection

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FEMA shares 7 steps for emergency managers to implement during COVID-19 responseFEMA shares 7 steps for emergency managers to implement during COVID-19 response

FEMA shares 7 steps for emergency managers to implement during COVID-19 response

Administrator Pete Gaynor urges immediate and decisive action to defeat the spread of the virus

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Photo of the Week: PPE shipment arrives just in timePhoto of the Week: PPE shipment arrives just in time

Photo of the Week: PPE shipment arrives just in time

Cataldo Ambulance Service (Mass.) provided assurance to its community that its providers were prepared to serve during the COVID-19 pandemic

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COVID-19 restrictions lead to pay cuts for Cincinnati EMS providers, doctorsCOVID-19 restrictions lead to pay cuts for Cincinnati EMS providers, doctors

COVID-19 restrictions lead to pay cuts for Cincinnati EMS providers, doctors

The president of one EMS agency in the city said a reduction in non-emergency transports has significantly impacted revenue

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The role of community paramedics during COVID-19The role of community paramedics during COVID-19

The role of community paramedics during COVID-19

Our co-hosts speak with five healthcare professionals to discuss community paramedicine utilization during the global pandemic

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FDNY COVID-19 cases spike to 170FDNY COVID-19 cases spike to 170

FDNY COVID-19 cases spike to 170

FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said he has “no reason to believe” the numbers won’t continue to increase

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What is anosmia and is it a symptom of COVID-19?What is anosmia and is it a symptom of COVID-19?

What is anosmia and is it a symptom of COVID-19?

There are many causes of anosmia that EMTs and paramedics regularly encounter

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‘In it for the long haul’: IAFC update on COVID-19 response‘In it for the long haul’: IAFC update on COVID-19 response

‘In it for the long haul’: IAFC update on COVID-19 response

Despite the newness and unknown of the virus, IAFC leaders underscored it’s not that difficult to predict some of the…

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Ohio fire chief orders personnel to limit side jobs to reduce COVID-19 exposureOhio fire chief orders personnel to limit side jobs to reduce COVID-19 exposure

Ohio fire chief orders personnel to limit side jobs to reduce COVID-19 exposure

The order raised concerns that personnel who work part time at other public safety agencies would no longer be available…

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COVID-19 confirmed cases in public safety, local governmentCOVID-19 confirmed cases in public safety, local government

COVID-19 confirmed cases in public safety, local government

Tracking the COVID-19 diagnoses in EMTs, paramedics, firefighters, police officers, corrections officers, dispatchers and local government officials

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NAEMT issues call to action, demands federal COVID-19 support for EMSNAEMT issues call to action, demands federal COVID-19 support for EMS

NAEMT issues call to action, demands federal COVID-19 support for EMS

The association has published an op-ed, and sent a letter to Congress and the White House urging immediate action on…

2 days ago
Starbucks offering free coffee to those on the front lines of COVID-19 pandemicStarbucks offering free coffee to those on the front lines of COVID-19 pandemic

Starbucks offering free coffee to those on the front lines of COVID-19 pandemic

The company's charitable foundation also donated $1.5 million to support first responders and healthcare workers with PPE and care packages

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Understanding the leave provisionsFamilies First Coronavirus Response Act: Understanding the leave provisions

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Understanding the leave provisions

The new law provides for two types of leave for employees impacted by COVID-19

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IAFC details how COVID-19-driven stimulus bill impacts EMSIAFC details how COVID-19-driven stimulus bill impacts EMS

IAFC details how COVID-19-driven stimulus bill impacts EMS

The stimulus bill identifies the funding streams used to reimburse fire and EMS departments for operational costs during national emergency

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