Uber for EMS, Israeli-modeled program will be tested in Iowa

  • Source: KCCI-TV CBS 8 Des Moines
  • Published: 01/26/2023 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Call it Uber for EMS – at least that's what Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg calls it. An Iowa pilot program plans to give two EMS providers $50,000 each to use an app to notify nearby first responders to quickly respond to an emergency before an ambulance can arrive. Providers can now apply for the grant and must match it with $25,000 of their own money. "Hopefully, we'll have a couple of communities that can take advantage of technology to really reduce the response time," Gov. Kim Reynolds told Chief Political Reporter Amanda Rooker in a one-on-one interview last week. "It's similar to a model that the Lt. Governor had seen when he did a trade trip to Israel."


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