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Seattle Launches Non-Emergency EMS Unit

“Health One” will address non-emergency 911 calls

Seattle Channel – Mayor Jenny Durkan, Fire Chief Harold Scoggins, and Councilmember Sally Bagshaw help launch Seattle’s new “Health One” unit to address non-emergency 911 calls downtown.

The unit is staffed with a team of specially trained Seattle Fire Department (SFD) firefighters and a civilian social worker that will help people with non-emergency 911 requests for issues like substance abuse, non-emergency medical issues, and a need to access services.

The team will provide alternatives to transporting individuals to emergency departments, allowing SFD units to focus on emergencies like structure fires and vehicle collisions.

More: To address non-emergency 911 calls downtown, Mayor Durkan, Fire Chief Scoggins, and Councilmember Bagshaw help launch Seattle’s new “Health One” into service

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