Spirit will send caregivers to assist those affected by Hurricane Ida under AMR’s FEMA contract.
Contact: Brian K. Hathaway
President/CEO of Spirit Medical Transport, LLC
SPIRIT MEDICAL TRANSPORT, LLC, RESPONDS TO
AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE REQUEST FOR EMS DEPLOYMENT
Spirit will send caregivers to assist those affected by Hurricane Ida under AMR’s FEMA contract
GREENVILLE, OH – As a network provider under American Medical Response’s (AMR) contract with FEMA, Spirit Medical Transport, LLC, is responding to the request to aid with the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. Spirit has sent crews in ambulances and paratransit vans along with additional medical supplies. Spirit anticipates the crews will be on a seven-day activation, but that can change as the situation evolves. 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.
“As first responders, we provide care to those in need, so being able to help provide assistance to residents and communities being impacted by this disaster is an honor,” said Brian K. Hathaway, President/CEO of Spirit Medical Transport, LLC. “While we are deploying resources to some of the hardest hit areas, this will not affect our ability to continue providing timely medical care for the areas we serve across west central Ohio and eastern Indiana.”
Hathaway explained that Spirit has been a network provider for AMR the past several years and truly values the partnership.
“It’s a privilege for our family of professionals to be a part of these deployments whenever the need arises,” Hathaway explained. “We have a group of dedicated employees who remain ready should the call for a deployment occur. It’s gratifying to see the support their friends and family show as they head off on these missions. As our crews set out on this deployment and their families gathered to pray over them, a beautiful rainbow glistened over the station as our convoy of ambulances and paratransit vehicles departed for Hurricane Ida aid.”
He shared that employees from all the stations the company has across Ohio and Indiana are represented on this deployment. Spirit has stations in Greenville, Celina, Houston, Sidney, Van Wert and Liberty, IN.
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, GMR delivers compassionate, quality medical care, primarily in the areas of emergency, and patient relocation services in the United States and around the world. For more information, visit www.globalmedicalresponse.com.