(Dallas, TX) – Under American Medical Response’s contract with FEMA, AMR is responding to the agency’s request to provide assistance for response and recovery for Hurricane Barry. AMR’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has been monitoring the storm for days in preparation to send resources to help in the affected areas.
AMR is deploying to the affected areas and anticipates they will be on a 5-day activation, but that can change as the situation changes. The personnel will stay in the area as long as they are needed. When the teams arrive at their assigned area, they will be working under the guidance of FEMA, state and local agencies.
“Hurricane Barry has already started causing a lot of damage to the Gulf Coast region, particularly in Louisiana,” said Ted Van Horne, Chief Operating Officer of Global Medical Response. “We know how devastating these storms can be for the local communities, so we are prepared and ready to respond at a moment’s notice.” He added that the company’s National Command Center in Dallas is organizing and deploying resources as requested and continues to monitor weather and emergency conditions 24/7.
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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About American Medical Response
American Medical Response, Inc., America’s leading provider of medical transportation, provides services in 40 states and the District of Columbia. More than 28,000 AMR paramedics, EMTs, RNs and other professionals work together to transport more than 4.8 million patients nationwide each year in critical, emergency and non-emergency situations. AMR also provides fire services through Rural Metro Fire Department, www.ruralmetrofire.com. AMR is a subsidiary of Global Medical Response, www.GlobalMedicalResponse.com. For more information about AMR, visit www.amr.net and follow American Medical Response on Facebook @AMR_Social on Twitter and Instagram. AMR is part of the Global Medical Response family of companies. Global Medical Response, Inc. is the industry-leading air, ground, specialty and residential fire services and managed medical transportation organization. With more than 38,000 employees, we deliver compassionate, quality medical care, primarily in the areas of emergency and patient relocation services, in the United States, the District of Columbia and around the world. For more information, visit www.globalmedicalresponse.com.