As a Network provider under American Medical Response’s contract with FEMA, Air Evac Lifeteam is responding to the request to provide assistance in anticipation of Hurricane Florence. Air Evac Lifeteam is sending 11 helicopters and 66 crew members. Crews from the following Air Evac Lifeteam air medical bases have been deployed:
Blytheville, AR; Snellville and Statesboro, GA; Harrisburg, IL; Harlan, Mayfield and West Liberty, KY; Opelousas, LA; St. Louisville, OH; and Parsons and Waynesboro, TN. We 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 Joe Grygiel, senior director of base operations for Air Evac Lifeteam. “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 President 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.
About Air Evac Lifeteam
Air Evac Lifeteam is part of Air Medical Group Holdings, the world’s largest provider of helicopter air ambulance services to communities in need of rapid medical transport to advanced health care. Air Evac flight crews, consisting of a pilot, flight nurse and flight paramedic, are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to the scene of an emergency, or provide transportation between medical facilities. For more information, please visit lifeteam.net, or like us on Facebook.
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, and managed transportation services through Access2Care, www.access2care.net. 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.