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Ironton EMS sends team to North Carolina

September 18, 2018

IRONTON — Patriot Emergency Medical Services has sent two crews and two ambulances with supplemental medical supplies to North Carolina to respond to Hurricane Florence, in response to a FEMA request to provide assistance to the affected areas.

Patriot is a network provider under American Medical Response’s contract with FEMA.

“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 Chief David Rotter of Patriot EMS. “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.”

The crews are on a seven- to 14-day activation, which can change as the situation changes, and will stay as long as they are needed. The crews are working under the guidance of FEMA, state and local EMS agencies.

The crew functions include patient triage, treatment, transport, and on-scene medical standby.

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