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Mayor Durkan, Fire Chief Scoggins help launch "Health One" unit
Mayor Durkan, Fire Chief Scoggins help launch "Health One" unit
11/4/201917:17

Mayor Jenny Durkan, Fire Chief Harold Scoggins, and Councilmember Sally Bagshaw help launch Seattle's new "Health One" unit to address non-emergency 911 calls downtown. The unit is staffed with a team of specially trained Seattle Fire Department (SFD) firefighters and a civilian social worker that will help people with non-emergency 911 requests for issues like substance abuse, non-emergency medical issues, and a need to access services. The team will provide alternatives to transporting individuals to emergency departments, allowing SFD units to focus on emergencies like structure fires and vehicle collisions. 

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