Acadian Ambulance assists with Hurricane Michael response

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LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – As a Network provider under American Medical Response’s contract with FEMA Acadian Ambulance is responding to the request to provide assistance in the recovery after Hurricane Michael. Acadian currently has 20 ambulances and crews, along with additional medical supplies, deployed to areas in Georgia and Florida.

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 committed to helping communities in the path of Hurricane Michael by sending some of our local assets – including personnel and equipment,” said Richard Zuschlag, Acadian chairman and CEO. “Sending these resources to assist with Hurricane Michael relief efforts will not affect our day-to-day ability to provide timely medical response for all the communities we normally serve,” Zuschlag added.

“When disasters of the magnitude of Hurricane Michael 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 Presdient and CEO.

As 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.

Since 1971, Acadian Companies has been dedicated to providing the highest level of emergency medical care and transportation possible. The company has expanded to include a diverse suite of services designed to offer the very best support and education in health, safety, security, education and transportation.

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