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Escambia County EMS Donates Supplies to New Orleans EMS

Escambia and New Orleans EMS personnel posing with a variety of snacks and bread
Escambia and New Orleans EMS personnel posing with a variety of snacks and bread

On Friday, Sept. 3, personnel from the Escambia County Emergency Medical Services (ECEMS) gathered supplies to donate to the New Orleans Emergency Medical Services team and their families in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.

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Escambia County EMS personnel shopping for supplies at Target
Escambia County EMS personnel shopping for supplies at Target

An employee-led initiative, ECEMS personnel gathered pallets of bottled water, dry good food products, personal hygiene products, diapers, cleaning supplies, and disaster supplies for the personnel of the New Orleans Emergency Medical Services and their families.

Escambia and New Orleans EMS personnel unloading the Escambia EMS trailer
Escambia and New Orleans EMS personnel unloading the Escambia EMS trailer

The New Orleans EMS personnel were activated to report to work before the impact of Hurricane Ida. Many of them had to leave behind their loved ones so they could assist others.

Pairs of rubber rain boots were donated to the New Orleans EMS
Pairs of rubber rain boots were donated to the New Orleans EMS

During the aftermath of Hurricane Sally, several Escambia County EMS employees experienced the generosity and kindness of the New Orleans EMS after they donated supplies to support the personnel and families of Escambia County EMS. Throughout the years, Escambia County EMS and New Orleans EMS have developed a relationship that has involved the sharing of ideas, providing assistance when needed, and overall comradery.

Escambia County and New Orleans EMS personnel posing for a picture in front of a stack of bottled water
Escambia County and New Orleans EMS personnel posing for a picture in front of a stack of bottled water

Escambia County Emergency Medical Services Chief David Torsell approved the logistics and safety measures, while Escambia County Public Safety Director Eric Gilmore and Escambia County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Robert Bender gave clearance for the trip to New Orleans.

An Escambia County EMS trailer carrying donations for New Orleans EMS personnel and their families
An Escambia County EMS trailer carrying donations for New Orleans EMS personnel and their families

“I am very proud of our Escambia County EMS personnel not only for the amazing effort in assisting the New Orleans EMS and their families with their needs after Hurricane Ida, but the hard work they put forth every day to assist the needs of our local community,” said Chief Torsell.