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Recapping the November 2023 Local Ballot Measure Results

There were a 113 ballot measures before voters this past November, in an off-year election that drew record-low voter turnouts. How did that impact levy lid lifts requests, newly proposed districts, or citizen's initiatives? 

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Fire Departments Expand Services to Reach 911 Frequent Callers

With a goal of reducing non-emergency calls to 911 and limiting costly, unnecessary trips to the emergency room, several fire departments in Washington State have begun mobile health programs that provide coordinated follow-up care to patients after a 911 response has occurred. 

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Police, Mental Health Professionals Partner to Improve 911 Response

This blog looks at the co-responder law enforcement model, which brings social service responders and mental health professionals into the 911 crisis response.

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Community Paramedicine: Filling Gaps in Healthcare

This blog post looks at community paramedicine, a healthcare approach that uses emergency medical technicians to deliver basic medical services to patients, often in their own home.

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Ballot Measure Results from the 2019 Primary Election

Senior Communications Coordinator Steve Hawley reviews some ballot measure results from the recent primary election in this blog post. 

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Revisiting the “Uninterrupted Continuation” EMS Levy with an Informal Attorney General’s Opinion

On May 11, I wrote a blog post discussing new legislation (SB 5381, ch. 115, Laws of 2012) that makes it easier to renew an emergency medical services (EMS) levy.

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