Pinellas to cut back on 911 responses - FOX 13 News

Pinellas to cut back on 911 responses

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ST. PETERSBURG (FOX 13) -

Pinellas County is changing how it responds to some 911 calls.

Starting June 1, only ambulances will be dispatched to low-priority medical calls, such as falls or people who are sick.

Right now, fire trucks are sent with that ambulance, which costs the county $40 million a year.

Fire districts will still be notified of each call, and they can decide to send a truck if they feel it's necessary.

The city of St. Petersburg is opposed to the idea – and could even bring a lawsuit to stop it.

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