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RADAR program suspended over $50K error, Memphis fire chief confirms
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RADAR program suspended over $50K error, Memphis fire chief confirms

The fire chief of Memphis has suspended its Rapid Assessment Decision and Redirection program over the reported error, which made the local government inadvertently pay an amount of $50,000 to a local healthcare provider. “Innovative initiatives such as RADAR are important for providing the right response to the citizens of Memphis. However, it is critical that they are conducted appropriately. We made a mistake, we learned from it and we are moving forward," said Fire Services Chief Gina Sweat in a report. The RADAR program aims to lessen incidents where ambulances respond to non-emergency 911 calls. In 2016, Kevin Spratlin of the Memphis Fire Department said 25,000 out of the 135,000 calls were non-emergency. As a result, there were at least 2,000 incidents where no ambulance was a...