Community in Action: TFD Follow-up

You may remember learning about a new practicum placement with the Tulsa Fire Department in a recent spotlight post

Here's the latest on this placement:
Students embedded in the Tulsa Fire Department have, to date, served 58 clients. The initial program data run in the first six weeks of the practicum showed an 80% decrease in 911 calls from the top 10 utilizers of emergency services. The most current data, 14 weeks into the practicum, of the top 10 super utilizers shows an average of 57.8% decrease in emergency calls. The students have successfully closed 8 cases and continue to actively work with or monitor the remaining clients. New referrals are coming in daily from the individual fire stations and outside agencies and individuals.

The students have made program presentations to fire department command staff and outside agencies including Life Senior Services, 211, Day Center for the Homeless, and A Way Home for Tulsa Outreach Work Group consisting of a collaboration of several community organizations addressing homelessness. 

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