Many BC First Nations that stayed behind to try to stop wildfires from burning through their communities are still waiting to be reimbursed by the provincial and federal governments. Some First Nations are carrying debts in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The Greeley, Colorado Fire Department is using a crew consisting of a paramedic, a crisis intervention counselor and social workers to help deal with a growing problem of 911 calls that are not emergencies. Squad 1 responds in a Chevy Suburban rather than a fire truck and their focus is securing long-term services and/or substance abuse help for prolific 911 callers.
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