Washington DC is considering utilizing drivers from Uber or similar services to help shift some of the lowest priority calls away from ambulances. According to NBC Washington 4, Washington, DC city emergency services are thinking outside the box when it comes to dealing with low-level emergency calls by utilizing third-party services such as Uber or local taxi companies to help ease the demand on the system.
Major metro areas in the United States have seen the call rates at 911 call centers steadily increase in recent years, often with calls that aren’t considered true emergencies.
One consideration might be to direct low priority calls away to ride share services
NBC spoke with Washington D.C FEMS Chief Gregory Dean, who noted that…