AMR Announces Event Medical Services for 2020 MLB World Series Games


Through its partnership with the Texas Rangers, AMR will deliver EMS support for players and staff during games hosted at Globe Life Field.
(DALLAS) — American Medical Response (AMR) announced Tuesday it will provide event medical services for the upcoming Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series games. Through its partnership with the Texas Rangers, AMR will deliver EMS support for players and staff during games hosted at Globe Life Field in Arlington.

AMR will position highly trained, state-licensed paramedics and have advanced life support (ALS) ambulances on standby during games at the world-renowned stadium. AMR paramedics will provide necessary medical transport and care for players, support staff and any fans in attendance.

"AMR is incredibly proud to be working with the Texas Rangers and Globe Life Field to ensure player and staff safety during the upcoming World Series," said Shane Smith, Director of National Events for AMR. "We recognize the added complexities COVID-19 presents to the 2020 World Series, but our teams are well-trained and continue to adhere to CDC guidelines as well as direction from our national medical and safety teams.”

MLB officials have already implemented dozens of safety measures in response to COVID-19, including prescreening of players and staff, routine testing, reconfigured locker rooms and limits on the number of team employees allowed to contact players.

AMR has also implemented its own safety measures in response to the highly contagious virus. AMR personnel who will be on-site during the 2020 World Series games are screened regularly using state-of-the-art monitoring and medical assessments via the Global Medical Response (GMR) SafeRestart program.

Monitoring of AMR caregivers supporting these events includes:
  • Ongoing evaluation of each crew member, which includes symptom and temperature checks every 12 hours
  • Infectious disease screening using GMR's proprietary online platform (MAST – Medical Assessment and Screening Tool)
  • Access to a 24/7-staffed Nurse Navigation and physician team to assess, screen and monitor employees who have been in contact with COVID-19-positive or presumptive patients
  • Regular phone calls and check-ins to GMR crews or personnel who have been quarantined or are self-isolating

AMR provides medical services for more than 1,500 major events each year, including professional sporting events, concerts, conventions, racing, college athletics and more. Event medical team members are specially trained and certified using nationally recognized systems, such as the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Training, and are focused on preparedness, effective communication, information management and resources management and scene command.