Ohio EMS agency heading to Fla. to assist in Hurricane Dorian relief efforts

Spirit Medical Transport has sent four EMS personnel and two ambulances, along with additional medical supplies


By Dayton Daily News, Ohio

GREENVILLE, Ohio — Spirit Medical Transport, of Greenville, is responding to a request from FEMA to aid in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian, company President/CEO Brian Hathaway said in a prepared statement Friday night.

Spirit has sent four EMS personnel and two ambulances, along with additional medical supplies. 

When the crews arrive at their assigned area, they will be working under the guidance of FEMA, state and local EMS agencies. (Photo/Spirit Medical Transport)
When the crews arrive at their assigned area, they will be working under the guidance of FEMA, state and local EMS agencies. (Photo/Spirit Medical Transport)

"We anticipate the crews will be on a 7-14-day activation, but that can change as the situation evolves. The crews will stay in the area as long as needed," Hathaway said. 

When the crews arrive at their assigned area, they will be working under the guidance of FEMA, state and local EMS agencies. 

“It is important to know that sending these resources does not affect our ability to provide timely medical response for all the communities we serve,” he said. 

American Medical Response Inc. is FEMA’s prime emergency medical service response provider and has a national agreement with FEMA to provide ground ambulance, air ambulance, paratransit services and non-ambulance EMS personnel to supplement the Federal and Military response to a disaster, an act of terrorism or any other public health emergency. 

Spirit is a network provider under AMR’s contract with FEMA.

 

Good luck and be safe to our 2 crews that are on their way to the hurricane region on the first wave of deployments. Keep your heads on a swivel y’all and don’t get too wet.

Posted by Spirit Medical Transport on Friday, August 30, 2019

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