DeKalb Ambulance Service responds to Hurricane Michael
October 11, 2018
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DeKalb Ambulance Service responds to Hurricane Michael

By Staff Reports

FORT PAYNE, Ala. — As a network provider under the American Medical Response’s contract with FEMA, the DeKalb Ambulance Service is responding to the request to provide assistance to those affected by Hurricane Michael in the Gulf Region.

DeKalb Ambulance Service has deployed two crews and two ambulances along with additional medical supplies. We anticipate the crew will be on a 7-14 activation, but that can change as the situation changes. The crews will stay in the area as long as needed. When the crews arrive at their assigned area, they will be working under the guidance of FEMA, State, and local EMS agencies.

“We are fortunate to be able to send some of our local assets — including personnel and equipment, to assist the communities affected by Hurricane Michael,” said Cheryl Turner, DAS Director. “It is important that the citizens of DeKalb County understand that sending these resources does not affect our day-to-day ability to provide timely medical response for all the communities we serve. We ask that everyone be in prayers for our crews and their safe return as we help others on their worst days.”

“When disasters of this magnitude occurs, EMS agencies and other emergency workers come together to work tirelessly on behalf of the affected communities,” he concluded.

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