Nikiski EMS

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In an emergency, paramedics in Nikiski might have 30 minutes with a patient before dropping them at the hospital. They likely won’t meet again until that patient has another emergency. 

The Nikiski Fire Department is working to change the nature of that relationship. It’s using a grant from the state to build up its capacity to address people’s medical needs at home and reach them before — and long after — they’re in crisis.

Coroner seeks cause of death of Wildwood inmate

May 30, 2018

The State Medical Examiner is attempting to determine the cause of death of an inmate at Wildwood Correctional Center last week. According to an Alaska State Trooper dispatch, the inmate, 57 year old Leslie Aveoganna was found by staff lying on the third floor of Building 10, unresponsive.

Nikiski EMS responded and attempted to revive Aveoganna but were not able to.

Troopers report that nothing suspicious was found at the scene.