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Artwork by Dan Sundahl (DanSun). Used with permission




Need assessment completed in 2019. We are in the process of conducting a current needs assessment that will be finalized by fall 2022. 

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10 Step Assessment & Planning Toolkit to increase the number of EMS professionals in your community

FEMA Safer


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The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants (SAFER) was created to provide funding directly to fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations to help them increase or maintain the number of trained, "front line" firefighters available in their communities. 

The goal of SAFER is to enhance the local fire departments' abilities to comply with staffing, response and operational standards established by the NFPA (NFPA 1710 and/or NFPA 1720). For details, review the National Fire Protection Association's codes and standards.

High-Performance CPR

High-Performance CPR

Cardiovascular disease is the single greatest cause of death in the United States. Each year nearly a quarter of a million individuals receive attempted resuscitation from cardiac arrest by Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

The prognosis for the majority of these arrests remains poor. High-Performance CPR is a “newly developed” program from Seattle/King County, Washington, designed to improve survival from cardiac arrest.
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High-Performance CPR Overview

Quality CPR is a means to improve survival from cardiac arrest. Scientific studies demonstrate that when CPR is performed according to these guidelines, the chances of successful resuscitation increase substantially.


Minimal breaks in compressions, full chest recoil, adequate compression depth, and adequate compression rate are all components of CPR that can increase survival from cardiac arrest.


Together, these components combine to create High-Performance CPR (HP-CPR). HP-CPR utilizes a team method, or “pit crew” approach, that dictates tight coordination and communication. 

Field Office Network

Field Office Network

The MiREMS Field Offices are designed to provide regional support to rural medical responders. Training, technical assistance, and resources are developed and offered based on the needs of the local agencies, professionals and the community. Resources offered include:

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