A new team of Anchorage first responders focuses on mental health crises. Officials say it frees up hospital beds and public safety resources.

November 6, 2021

The Anchorage Daily News

As an Anchorage Fire Department paramedic for the last eight years, Michael Riley routinely helped people in crisis. He knew how to treat physical wounds. He could recognize and respond to a heart attack or slow bleeding from a gunshot wound.