The article about non-emergency calls was illuminating. But it also prompted another question: Why must several people respond to every 911 call that involves a so-called medical emergency?
Most of us have witnessed this in our neighborhoods. Even the most innocuous health-related 911calls result in a flotilla of vehicles, including a fire truck and assorted personnel arriving on scene. At the risk of using a bad pun, isn't that overkill?
When our local and state governments are in deep deficits, we can do better than this in allocating precious resources.