EMS Prevention is a division within Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue aimed at improving community health and reducing the overuse of the 911 system. Our mission is to bridge the social service gap between the community and emergency medical services by providing targeted case management in an effort to decrease the use of 911 for non-emergent situations.
I would like to donate. What do you accept?
We have an EMS Prevention pantry that we work to keep stocked with lightly used clothing, household items, non-perishable foods, etc. All donations are given free of charge to fire victims and EMS Prevention clients in need. Please contact 205-248-5438 or 205-248-5436 if you are interested in donating to our pantry.
How much do your services cost?
All follow-up services with the EMS Prevention program are free of charge. We do not bill you or your insurance.
Are you available 24 hours a day?
Our fire department is available 24 hours a day. They submit referrals directly to the EMS Prevention program 24 hours a day. Follow-up services with the EMS Prevention team are available Monday through Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm.
What are the follow up services with the EMS Prevention program?
Follow-up services consist of home visits made by a member of the EMS Prevention team weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. The initial visit consists of completing a biopsychosocial assessment, creating a treatment plan, and meeting that person's goals through follow-up visits.
We host master's and bachelor's level social work student interns each fall and spring semester as well as students from the Minds & Mentors program with Capstone College of Nursing.