The California Paramedic Foundation involves Paramedics and EMTs in campaigns that promote community health:
“Helmets for Kids”
This initiative involves Paramedics and EMTs to assist in the selection, fitting and giveaway of helmets to children. The involvement of our EMS providers ensures a lasting impact on the child being fitted. This initiative has been running for 7 years and 5,000+ helmets fitted.
A national initiative supported by our regional providers. The CPF works with our partners to teach the public techniques that provide care when traumatic injury results in serious hemmorage. Any bystander with the correct training can help save a life!
The “Safety City” program teaches traffic safety to children through the use of a miniature traffic environment. The children drive cars, ride bicycles and act as pedestrians to better understand the safe interaction of all three. This campaign has run successfully for over ten years and recently partnered with Ford Motor Company at the International Auto Show.
The “Hero to Hero” program helps our military veterans become EMS heroes. Military medics and corpsmen can often face hurdles in getting equivalent licensure and employment in civilian EMS systems. In partnership with the nonprofit “Zero8Hundred”, we help veterans find immediate employment and advance their education through our mentorship program. Upon licensure as a paramedic, participants are networked with employers actively seeking to hire veterans.