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This week, our co-hosts welcome two members from the Lexington (Ky.) Fire Department, Lt. Ken Howell and Firefighter Mackenzie Gross, to discuss the organization's community paramedicine program. Gross also serves as one of two social workers in the program.
The discussion flows as our guests outline their efforts and share how to progressively develop as a community medic. Gross, who serves as one of two social workers for the LFD, explains the importance of social work in conjunction with a community paramedicine program.
Looking for more information about community paramedicine? Check out these additional EMS1 resources:
- Chris Cebollero's work to bring reimbursement to community paramedicine
- How community paramedicine is a risk reduction program for your citizens
- How to hire effective community paramedics