- Associated Press - Thursday, February 18, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - Plans for a volunteer rescue service in Detroit that would help support existing emergency medical crews are being considered by city officials.

The Detroit News reports (https://detne.ws/20GD6dx ) officials want to know whether the United Rescue effort could work in Detroit.

Aimee Cowher, director of lean process management for Mayor Mike Duggan’s office, says the idea is “very much in the exploratory stage.” Cowher says the nonprofit would be “another layer of service provider” that “enhances our ability to provide faster care by people who are just eager to help.”

The newspaper says a Detroit pilot program initially could enlist 50 volunteers, eventually growing to about 500 volunteers. Meetings about the idea are taking place this week and the evaluation phase is backed by $50,000 in private-sector donations.


Information from: The Detroit News, https://detnews.com/

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