Third-Party Ambulances Reduce DC Non-Life-Threatening Transports by Almost Half

A private ambulance company cut D.C.'s non-life-threatening transports almost in half in its first week.

The private ambulances transported about 90 people a day, according to D.C. Fire and EMS.

The District's contract with American Medical Response began March 28.

D.C. Fire and EMS still transported more than 100 people with non-life-threatening injuries every day that week.

The third-party provider is contracted to respond to non-life-threatening 911 calls from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. seven days a week. 

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