April 13, 2020 20:00
Portland Fire & Rescue’s Meds on Wheels Program Goes Live
Media is invited to a press conference to learn about this innovative program.
When: 9am Tuesday April 14, 2020
Where: Portland Fire Station 1, 55 Ash St. 97205, Parking lot on rear side of building,
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+1 971-323-0035 United States, Portland (Toll) Conference ID: 269 396 105#
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Who: Portland Fire & Rescue Fire Chief Sara Boone, Interim Director Multco Human Services Mohammed Bader, Lisa Reslock RN, BSN, FF/EMT Care Coordinator CHAT program
*ASL interpreters will be present, captioning will be provided ASAP following the press conference.
About Portland Fire & Rescue’s Meds on Wheels Program
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R), in partnership with Multnomah County Aging, Disability and Veterans Services is going live with an innovative assistance program to help some of our most vulnerable community members during a time of crisis.
Portland Fire & Rescue’s Meds on Wheels outreach program is designed to offer community members within the City of Portland a prescription pick-up and delivery service of vital, life sustaining medications. The program is specifically geared toward community members 65 and older and those individuals with disabilities who desperately need life sustaining medications from a pharmacy but leaving their home poses a substantial risk to their health and the health of the community.
Portland Fire & Rescue’s Meds on Wheels program (media: please use “Portland Fire & Rescue” when using the term “Meds on Wheels” as there is program in Canada with the same name) will be available to Portlanders during the time period of Governor Brown’s Stay Home, Save Lives executive order.
Details of the program:
***Media with additional questions should contact Lt. Rich Chatman 503-260-9252 or Dylan Rivera 503-577-7534.