Medshore Ambulance vehicles, staff assist in Irma relief efforts

On Sunday, Sept. 10, 20 ambulances and more than 40 EMS personnel from across Medshore Ambulance Service traveled to Florida to assist in the evacuation and relief efforts from Hurricane Irma.

“We are proud to use our expertise in emergency evacuation and recovery efforts to assist our neighbors in Florida,” said Medshore Ambulance CEO Greg Shore. “This is the second deployment in less than a week for our crews, but our disaster response team and our teams who remain home have been incredibly supportive of the response.”

The ambulances and crews stationed in Tallahassee awaiting deployment to areas impacted by Hurricane Irma in the recovery effort.

All emergency personnel are trained and experienced in emergency evacuations and have completed coursework on operating within the incident command system. The services anticipate to support the emergency event with vehicles and personnel for several weeks following Hurricane Irma making landfall.

Medshore Ambulance’s strike team is one of the most knowledgeable in the county with direct experience in evacuating thousands of patients and treating community members in Hurricanes Andrew, Floyd, Ivan, Katrina, Rita, Gustav, Ike, and Irene. Medshore’s strike team was one of only four teams selected to provide coverage at the 2009 Presidential Inauguration.