American Medical Response Deploys Southern California Strike Team to August Complex Fire


Teams from American Medical Response Riverside, Los Angeles and San Diego Counties will deploy Thursday to the August Complex Fire in Mendocino County to provide medical support for the August Complex Fire.
American Medical Response (AMR) officials have mobilized a total of six Advanced Life Support strike team ambulances from its Riverside, Los Angeles and San Diego County operations to provide medical support for the August Complex Fire burning in Mendocino County. The August Complex is the largest wildfire in California history.

The deployed teams will relieve Northern California AMR Strike Teams who have been providing medical assistance to CAL FIRE and other fire suppression personnel on the fire line since September 11. The teams are deploying at a critical time for Northern California. Several fast-moving wildfires have ignited in the last few weeks, including the Glass Fire in Napa and Sonoma Counties and the Zogg Fire in Shasta County. The National Weather Service is forecasting critical fire weather conditions for many Northern California communities later this week.

Brad White, Vice President of Operations for Global Medical Response, Northern California, said, "Our operations throughout the state have been providing care at a moment's notice during what has turned out to be an incredibly catastrophic fire season. We are honored to support our fire service partners and the communities impacted. Our teams are well trained and prepared to respond to natural disasters such as this. Using our national scope, we can help secure personnel, vehicles, and needed supplies quickly as well as rotate our strike teams for lengthier deployments."

Teams from AMR will support disaster response efforts as long as needed and continue to mobilize to communities in critical need over the coming weeks.