HCN News & Notes

American Medical Response Answers FEMA Request for Hurricane Idalia Deployment

SPRINGFIELD — American Medical Response (AMR) Springfield has responded to the federal government’s request for emergency medical services (EMS) deployment for Hurricane Idalia.

AMR Springfield sent first responders and ambulances along with additional medical supplies. Teams are providing services as directed by the state, working under the guidance of FEMA and state and local EMS agencies.

“Our teams will remain in Florida and activated for as long as the state and FEMA request our assistance,” said Ted Van Horne, chief operating officer for Global Medical Response, AMR’s parent company. “We are proud to once again be able to assist the communities of Florida.” 

As the nation’s largest provider of EMS and 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 local, federal, and National Guard response to a disaster, an act of terrorism, or any other public-health emergency.