If you call 911 in the District, chances are you may not always get an ambulance.
“In the past, we would always have to transport no matter what,” said Captain Richard Hall with Engine 2, in Chinatown. “It wasn’t even a question of what the emergency was.”
The fire department is one of many stations within the city that is working with the Right Care, Right Now nurse triage diversion program, meant to reduce calls that first responders don’t always deem life-threatening.
– PUB DATE: 7/17/2019 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WTTG-TV FOX 5 DC
Source: SEAFC National Fire News