Calif. EMS providers express frustration over ‘frequent fliers’

By: EMS1

Alameda County EMT Tonya Powell said she often spends the majority of her shifts transporting people who don’t actually need an ambulance.

ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif. — EMS providers expressed their frustration over transporting 911 “frequent fliers.”

During a ride-along with a CBS San Francisco reporter, Paramedics Plus paramedic Son Tran responded to a call about a man who could not move at a transit line station, and said he already knew who he was before they arrived.

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