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AMR is called into action to help with Northern California wildfire response

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10.10.2017

Statement from American Medical Response as of 1:20 p.m. Local Time

MEDIA STATEMENT
 
American Medical Response Responds to Northern California Wildfires

 
Statement from American Medical Response as of  1:20 p.m. Local Time
 

More than a dozen wildfires have spread across Northern California over the past several days, causing the evacuation of more than 20,000 people. American Medical Response (AMR) mobilized to help evacuate Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital and several skilled nursing and assisted living facilities throughout the county after they were forced to close.

AMR transferred 77 patients, staff members and other personnel from Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. AMR sent 35 additional ambulances, three strike team leaders and three Disaster Medical Support Units to assist from San Francisco, San Mateo, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Sacramento and Placer Counties. These strike teams included members of the San Francisco Fire Department, Medic Ambulance, Paramedics Plus, Royal Ambulance and other emergency ambulance operators throughout the region.

AMR is also on standby to respond to hospital evacuations in Lake County, California and will coordinate resources between Napa, Sutter and Reach Air Medical Services.

The wildfires have also impacted members of our AMR family. We are working with the families to take care of immediate needs, including temporary housing.

Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have been impacted by these terrible wildfires. 

We will continue to provide information as applicable.

Media Contact:
Jason Sorrick
jason.sorrick@amr.net
916.870.8756

 
 
 
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