Crisis calls straining Northwest Arkansas' first responders

Posted: December 18, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

Katherine Detter takes a call this month at the 911 center in Rogers. The center, which is in the Rogers Police Department, dispatches calls for Rogers police, fire and medical services.

First responders are worried an increasing number of psychiatric calls in Northwest Arkansas will tax emergency resources.

Ramsey Emerson, a firefighter and emergency medical technician, talks earlier this month about the equipment on an ambulance at a Rogers fire station.

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