Homelessness and basic human health needs are swamping Seattle’s emergency services. A pilot program for the Seattle Fire Department will create a new team to handle the thousands of 911 calls that need real responses but aren’t emergency medical situations.

Read more at: https://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2019/05/swamped-with-non-emergency-911-calls-seattle-fire-testing-new-response-team-for-homelessness-substance-abuse-and-mental-health-issues/