GREENVILLE – As a network provider under American Medical Response’s contract with FEMA, Spirit Medical Transport, LLC, is responding to the request for additional aid in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian. After receiving a request on Labor Day at noon for more assistance, Spirit sent four more EMS personnel and two more ambulances along with additional medical supplies. They anticipate the crews will be on a 7-14-day activation, but that can change as the situation evolves. The crews will stay in the area as long as needed. When these crews arrive, they will be joining the other Spirit team of four EMS personnel and two ambulances that were activated on Friday morning and arrived Friday evening at the staging location, working under the guidance of FEMA, state and local EMS agencies.
“As part of the EMS family, we’re honored to be able to provide assistance when our communities need it most,” said Spirit President/CEO Brian K. Hathaway. “It is important to know that sending these resources does not affect our ability to provide timely medical response for all the communities we serve.”
AMR is FEMA’s prime emergency medical service response provider and 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.
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. For more information about AMR, visit www.amr.net and follow American Medical Response on Facebook @AMR_Social on Twitter and Instagram.
AMR is part of the Global Medical Response family of companies. Global Medical Response, Inc. is the industry-leading air, ground, specialty and residential fire services and managed medical transportation organization. With more than 38,000 employees, they deliver compassionate, quality medical care, primarily in the areas of emergency and patient relocation services, in the United States, the District of Columbia and around the world. For more information, visit www.globalmedicalresponse.com.