Okaloosa County EMS Offers Free Rides on Christmas Eve, Day

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. — EMS workers in the Panhandle will be offering free rides to residents who don’t have a way to visit friends and family this Christmas.

Patients in skilled nursing and senior housing facilities can get a ride with Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services as part of its “Home for the Holidays” program.

The free rides are first-come, first-serve, and only within Okaloosa County on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

EMS chief Al Herndon says his crews love the program and don Santa Claus hats.