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Mayor: Plan for new investments to support first responders
Mayor announces new investments to support Seattle's first responders
9/11/201938:42

As part of the Mayor's 2020 Proposed Budget, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announces new investments to increase support for the City's first responders and expand medical and treatment services for the city's most vulnerable communities. The Mayor is proposing investments in four key areas to reduce non-emergency calls to 9-1-1 and allow the Seattle Fire Department and Seattle Police Department to respond more quickly and effectively to vulnerable people:

  • Launch "Health One" downtown in October 2019 and enhance in 2020
  • Support Seattle Police Department's Crisis Response Unit with four additional mental health professionals, one assigned for each precinct
  • Create a dedicated nurse line for homelessness service providers to call for non-emergency medical needs
  • Add dedicated nurses at our largest shelters and three permanent supportive housing buildings that have the highest-volume 9-1-1 calls

Speakers include:

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, City of Seattle

Chief Harold Scoggins, Seattle Fire Department

Cheif Carmen Best, Seattle Police Department

Kenny Stuart, Seattle Fire Department

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