What NYC's 911 mental health pilot program means for EMS
Our co-hosts discuss an FDNY, NYPD collaborative pilot program that allows special teams comprised of mental health professionals and EMS providers to answer non-violent mental health 911 calls
In this episode, co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson discuss a New York City pilot program aimed at reducing the amount of police dispatched to handle mental health calls. Instead, the program will utilize special teams that include EMS providers and mental health professionals for 911 calls deemed safe, however, law enforcement will still respond to calls considered dangerous.
What training will EMS providers need? Will the success of this program mean the expansion of similar tactics across the country? Listen to the episode and join the discussion in the comments below.