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ImageTrend Collaborate™ Short Report: Prehospital Heat Illness-Related Incidents from 2019-2023

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Approximately 60 million Americans located in metro areas experience 90 degree or higher temperatures more than 76 days (about 2 and a half months) each year.1 According to the U.S. Global Change Research Program, the heat wave season is now 49 days longer than it was in the 1960’s.2 This increase in high-heat days will also increase emergency medical services (EMS) utilization for individuals that find themselves sensitive to heat, have minimal access to cooling options, or participate in outdoor physical activities.

There has been minimal research published on heat-related illnesses attended by EMS. This report analyzes the characteristics of heat-related incidents attended by EMS from 2019 through 2023.

1. Proussaloglou, E., Kane, J. W., & Tomer, A. (2022, November 2). Data shows 23 million Americans live in places most at risk of extreme heat. Brookings. Retrieved August 30, 2023, from

2. U.S. Global Change Research Program. (n.d.). U.S. heat wave frequency and length are increasing. Retrieved August 30, 2023, from

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ImageTrend enhanced its data analysis solutions by establishing a Clinical and Research Services Team to better serve customers in emergency response, public health and public safety industries. Not only does this team provide insight into ImageTrend’s solutions, but also bridges the gap between data collection and a need for industry-wide research.

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Morgan K. Anderson  |  Research Manager, Epidemiologist

Morgan K. Anderson joined the ImageTrend team in 2017. She graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2011 with a Master’s degree in Public Health with an emphasis in epidemiology. Prior to coming to ImageTrend, Morgan spent five (5) years with the Army Public Health Center as an Injury Prevention Epidemiologist. Morgan has been published in The Journal of Emergency Medical Services, The American Journal of Preventative Medicine, The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Public Health, Military Medicine, and others.

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Alyssa M. Green  Data Analyst

Alyssa M. Green is a Data Analyst who is passionate about research relating to EMS workload, deployment and prehospital systems of care. Alyssa’s experience includes four years in phase 1 clinical research, six years as a paramedic on a 9-1-1 ambulance in a suburban EMS system and three years as a volunteer EMT for a rural EMS department. She works with the National EMS Quality Alliance as a project coordinator and member of the Quality and Research committee. She joined ImageTrend’s Clinical & Research Services Team in 2023. Alyssa holds a Master’s degree in Applied Statistics, Data Analysis and Data Science from the University of Kansas and has published works in Prehospital Emergency Care.

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