Program at Fire District 3 aims to reduce 9-1-1 calls


May 4, 2023

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The goal is to keep 9-1-1 call volume down while still providing assistance to those who need it.

DAYTON–Columbia County Fire District No. 3 has initiated a new program dubbed the Mobile Integrated Health Care Program which has a goal of taking proactive steps to help local people find resources and eventually reduce the number of calls for service through 9-1-1.

"We're asking for people to call us for medical issues that may not be 9-1-1 calls," said Sidney Ayala, a firefighter/EMT with...

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