Thursday afternoon, Dallas Fire-Rescue had its own emergency when all of their ambulances were tied up with calls for at least 45 minutes. The flood of calls forced the city to enact a contingency plan and use private companies, confirmed WFAA.
Dallas Fire-Rescue staffs 40 EMS unit 24-hours-a-day and adds three more during peak times and on weekends.
Jason Evans spokerperson for DFR said, The city has contracts with AMR and CareFlite for emergencies like this.
On average, Dallas Fire-Rescue’s call volume increases about 3.5 percent each year, Evans said. But in 2016, it’s 7.5 percent.
No word if private companies were dispatched.