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Fresno County creates ambulance ‘no-fly list’ to save millions of dollars
KFSN Fresno

Fresno County is saving millions of taxpayer dollars by not picking up some people who call for an ambulance. Those callers aren’t being neglected. They’ve been identified as “regulars” who abuse the ambulance system.

Emergency calls come fast and furious at American Ambulance. Dispatchers and paramedics are quick to respond to trouble. But sometimes the people they see and the voices they hear are a little too familiar.

“Most people don’t need ambulances routinely, so even 10 or 12 is a lot, but 25 will get my attention especially within a tight span of time,” said Ken Katz of American Ambulance.

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