OAD, Ozark Central deploy to help with Hurricane Dorian

As a network provider under American Medical Response’s contract with FEMA, Osage Ambulance District is responding to the request to aid in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian. 

Osage Ambulance District has teamed up with Ozark Central Ambulance District to provide a full five-ambulance ALS strike team, which will include five ambulances, five paramedics and five EMTs.

“We anticipate the crews will be on a 7-14 day activation, but that can change as the situation evolves,” said OAD Administrator Josh Krull. “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. The latest forecast showed a potential Category 4 impact to eastern Florida on Monday. 

“As part of the EMS family, we’re honored to be able to provide assistance when our communities need it most,” Krull added. “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, para-transit 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.