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Sept. 14 - Chatham EMS Responds to AMR Request for EMS Deployment

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Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

September 14, 2018 - Chatham EMS has responded to a American Medical Response request to provide assistance in response to Hurricane Florence by sending 4 EMS providers and 2 ambulances along with additional medical supplies. They anticipate the crews will be on a 7-14-day 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 in the path of Hurricane Florence,”  said Phil Koster, Chatham EMS. “It is important to know that sending these resources does not affect our day-to-day ability to provide timely medical response for all the communities we serve.”

“When disasters of this magnitude occur, we appreciate the support of all the EMS agencies who come together to work tirelessly on behalf of the affected communities,” said Ted Van Horne, AMR Presdient and CEO.

AMR is FEMA’s prime emergency medical service response provider, AMR 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.

 

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