Why Establish A Fire House Service Coordination Program?

The health care system, social services network, and the long-term care system are often disconnected and fragmented.  A Firehouse Service Coordination Program has been shown to “bridge the gap” by connecting community residents with appropriate supportive services to allow them to “age in place” in their community more successfully through a proactive response to prevent future emergency situations.

The resources offered here are intended to help you establish a similar program in your community.
  Please follow the navigation on the left to learn more about:

  • The aging of our population

  • History of two Ohio Firehouse Service Coordination programs

  • The public/private partnerships that fostered the development of the Ohio programs
  • Protocols for establishing a Firehouse Service Coordination Program

  • Service coordination and emergency response research