03/30/08 79 W - + 12 - 17 D.C. Medics to Treat Overuse of 911

Some time back, we discussed fire prevention programs and what the equivalent might look like on the EMS side. Or maybe that was a Watch Desk thread. Seen this week on Firehouse.com, a program starting in Washington D.C. to reduce unnecessary calls for the fire department. Paramedics will periodically check on residents who routinely call 911 for chronic but non-emergency health problems. Here's the story that originated in the Washington Times.

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