Global Medical Response Mobilizes More Than 50 Crew Members, 25 Ambulances for Hurricane Zeta


Deployment is the company';s fourth deployment in a historic hurricane season.
(DALLAS) — Global Medical Response (GMR) is deploying more than 50 paramedics and EMTs, as well as 25 ambulances and support vehicles to Louisiana in advance of Hurricane Zeta making landfall. This request to AMR for EMS aid marks the fourth hurricane deployment for the medical transportation leader this year.

“This has been a devastating year for the state of Louisiana,” said Ted Van Horne, Chief Operating Officer of Global Medical Response. “Based on the models we have observed, Zeta could make landfall as a hurricane and may bring widespread damage to an area that is still cleaning up from Hurricanes Laura and Delta. In times like these, our national scope and strength allow GMR to secure caregivers and ambulances at a moment's notice, as well as needed supplies and support staff.”

Van Horne said the crews are on a seven-day activation, but that can change as the situation evolves. The crews will stay in the area as long as needed. When the teams arrive at their assigned area, they will be working under the guidance of state, and local EMS agencies.