Tribute to Efforts of First Responders During Superstorm Sandy

 

 
 
 

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P | From the December 2012 Issue | Thursday, December 6, 2012

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EMS in Action: December 2012

Despite experiencing tragedies of their own, EMS responders pulled up their boots and carried on with lifesaving services.
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After Superstorm Sandy made landfall on Monday, Oct. 29, JEMS Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman’s cell phone rang with reports of the aftermath. Hospitals were landlocked, and EMS headquarters were flooded. He also heard stories of responders’ family members who were trapped by water and had to be rescued or evacuated while their dedicated loved ones were at work providing EMS care to the thousands of other citizens affected by the storm. There were reports of many EMS, fire and police responders’ homes and cars flooded and destroyed, and hospitals that lost power and had to be evacuated unexpectedly. But like so many disasters in the past, EMS responders took a deep breath, pulled on their boots and carried out their duties. JEMS commends their efforts. In these images, EMS providers respond to patients affected by the storm.

Please see the Gallery for the photos included in December 2012 EMS in Action.

  • Photo Associated Press/Julio Cortez
  • Photo Courtesy @911BUFF
  • Photo Associated Press/Mike Groll
  • Photos Associated Press/John Minchillo


EMS in Action: December 2012

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Superstorm Response

Photo Associated Press/Julio Cortez


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Superstorm Response

Photo Courtesy @911BUFF


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Superstorm Response

Photo Associated Press/Mike Groll


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Superstorm Response

Photo Associated Press/John Minchillo


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Superstorm Response

Photo Associated Press/John Minchillo



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A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P

JEMS Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P, has a background as an EMS director and EMS operations director. He specializes in MCI management.

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