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The City of Pasco Community Risk Reduction (CRR) Program serves as the focal point of a collaborative effort with City departments, community partners and social services to identify, mitigate, and reduce the dependence of “at risk” populations on emergency services.
The program has received numerous “referrals” from the field (operational paramedics, police officers and Mid-Columbia Meals on Wheels volunteers). Statistically, in 2016 & 2017 the CRR team installed 207 smoke alarms, serviced 229 smoke alarms, provided over 25 in home safety inspections, and coordinated with Aging and Long Term Care and Knights of Columbus for the delivery of a hospital bed and the installation of smoke alarms (provided by the American Red Cross) and lift bars in one home.
By connecting, and staying connected with our clients, the partnerships have allowed for the continuation of an independent lifestyle for our clients for as long as possible. Our local first responders (Fire and Police) as well as our social service partners and healthcare associates are collaboratively committed to preventing the “next” emergency call, a higher level of patient advocacy and a safer community.
“This helps the community in a non-typical way by reaching out to vulnerable folks before we get the 2 a.m. emergency call,” said Pasco Fire Chief Bob Gear. “By working collaboratively with our community partners, the Fire Department is taking our mission of “Honorably Protect and Serve our Community” to a new level.”
The City of Pasco strives to continue improving the quality of community life in Pasco.