Some help is coming to Nevada's 911 operators.
Low priority 911 calls will be redirected to a new non-emergency call line where a registered nurse will answer and can provide health assessments, education and referrals.
Las Vegas Fire & Rescue says by not responding to unnecessary calls, taxpayers are expected to save a lot of money.
"Every time our wheels turn from the fire department's perspective with all the costs in labor, equipment and maintenance, and building and everything else, it's about a thousand dollars in cost to the taxpayers to respond to these calls," said Sarah McCrea of Las Vegas Fire & Rescue.
A grant for emergency medical services is funding the line.