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Maryland Sends EMS Crews to New Jersey


Baltimore Paramedics Heading to N.J. to Help Relief Efforts

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Emergency workers in New York and New Jersey are asking for help from fellow first responders. One special medic team from Baltimore is on the way.

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Talbot sends EMS crew to N.J.
Jennifer Allard, Maryland Star-Democrat

EASTON-A special team of emergency medical services personnel departed in the darkest hours of the morning Thursday for New Jersey and some of the most distressed areas hit by Hurricane Sandy.

The Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems responded readily to a request from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for an Ambulance Strike Team to assist in recovery efforts. The Strike Team, consisting of two sets of five ambulances, two supervisors and a Task Force coordinator, was put in place through a shared network of national, state and local jurisdictions' resources. Complicated though that may sound, their job is simple: Provide emergency medical services and the supportive service, backup and supply distribution where and when they are needed.

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Several Injured as Tornadoes Hit Oklahoma, Arkansas

Severe weather strikes Midwest communities.

Several Injured as Tornadoes Hit Oklahoma, Arkansas

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The first batch of severe weather in this year's tornado season has devastated an Oklahoma mobile home park, and storms across ...

Shaughn Maxwell Presents on Disaster Response Implementation at EMS Today 2015

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Video, Photos: Plane Clips Roadway in Taiwan during Takeoff

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Tornado Strikes Georgia Community

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Lost Arizona Hikers Flown to Safety

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