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- Experiences of Spanish and Chinese-Speaking Patients with First Responders During Medical Emergencies (2024)
- Vulnerable Populations Strategic Initiative (VPSI) – Mid-levy Review (2022)
This assessment of the Vulnerable Populations Strategic Initiative (VPSI) summarizes the accomplishments, successes, and challenges of VPSI outreach and education in the first two years of the current levy period (2020 – 2021). The findings present ways to build on existing strengths to advance the goals of VPSI through outreach and education in the remainder of this levy period (through 2025), and can inform strategic planning for the next levy period.
- CPR Community Survey in King County, WA (2021)
A survey was conducted in October-November 2020 of adult residents in King County, Washington to gather information about cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training rates and willingness to perform CPR.
- First Responder Interest in Mental Health Services (2020)
Compared to the general public, first responders are at increased risk for mental health conditions such as depression and PTSD. Emergency medical services (EMS) organizations have identified the increased need for mental health programs to support first responders. Worksite mental health programs must be tailored to the needs and preferences of employees in order to be effective.
- Seattle-King County Wellness Survey: Summary of Results (May 2018)
Due to the recognition of issues involving mental health fatigue, stress and even suicide, the King County Fire Chiefs Association (KCFCA) Mental Wellness Subcommittee sent out a survey to assess the resources needed to improve wellness of our King County firstresponders, which includes Fire and EMS personnel, 9-1-1 call receivers and dispatchers as well as administrative and support staff.
- Vulnerable Populations Strategic Initiative (VPSI) - Mid-levy Report (2018)
- Vulnerable Populations Strategic Initiative: Results of the Countywide Needs Assessment among EMS Providers (2014)
The objective of this needs assessment was to gather information from King County fire department personnel on the interface between EMS and vulnerable populations in King County, Washington.
- Staying Alive: Assessing CPR Training in King County Schools (2012)
This study aims to determine the training retention rate (from middle to high school), assess memory of CPR techniques, and evaluate confidence in performing CPR.