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10 Years Later: A Look Back on JEMS Hurricane Katrina Coverage

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Katrina response

Photo Courtney McCain

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NOEMS Katrina response

NOEMS personnel take a non-ambulatory patient to a treatment location. Photo Miles J. Watts Jr.

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Acadian Katrina response

Acadian Air Med helicopters help evacuate patients from the rooftops of Tulane and Charity hospitals. Photo Acadian Ambulance Service.

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Acadian Katrina response

National Guard personnel help load patients into an Acadian para-transit van at the Superdome. Photo Acadian Ambulance Service.

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AMR Katrina response

AMR employees became the sole providers of healthcare in many areas and played a primary healthcare role, assisting with the administration of the tetanus toxoid adsorbed vaccine. Photo Attila Hertelendy.

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Acadian Katrina response

Acadian Medical Director Ross Judice, MD, briefs DMAT leaders at the airport. Photo Ken Kerr.

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Katrina response

Leward Moore, one of seven children rescued from a rooftop, catches a nap. Photo Ken Kerr.

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NY Presbyterian Katrina response

NY Presbyterian Hospital EMS FC-1 stages at Moss Point, Miss. Photo Peter A. DiPrima Jr.

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NY Presbyterian Katrina response

Rick Petrick, MD, of NY Presbyterian Hospital EMS FC-1 sutures a scalp laceration. Photo Peter A. DiPrima Jr.

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EMS in Action

EMS in Action spread from November 2005 issues of JEMS. Photos by Miles J. Watts Jr., MASSA/Stephen Bobella, Betsy Sullivan.

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Acadian Katrina response

The Superdome loading dock was used for the processing of special needs patients and for supply intake. Photo Acadian Ambulance Service.

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NOEMS Katrina response

Evacuees gather at a temporary triage and treatment site under an overpass. Photo Carrie Pyne. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Katrina response

The bodies of the dead are left lying in the median. Photo Carrie Pyne.

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Acadian Katrina response

After the electricity went out, Acadian personnel used small carts—like this one drive by Ray Bias—to navigate the dome and coordinate activities with the National Guard, DMATs, etc. Photo Acadian Ambulance Service.

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NOEMS Katrina response

NOEMS crews move EMS gear upstairs and away from rapidly rising floodwaters. Photo Valarie Ziminsky.

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NOEMS Katrina response

New Orleans EMS crews are rescued by boat following two days of entrapment in the Louisiana State University Dental School. Photo Valarie Ziminsky.

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NOEMS Katrina response

As NOEMS crews wait out the storm in the dental school, they suddenly see the water level rising. Photo Valarie Ziminsky.

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NOEMS Katrina response

New Orleans EMS providers join hands for a group prayer on Aug. 28 prior to the storm. Photo Miles J. Watts. Jr.

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NOEMS Katrina response

New Orleans EMS providers move patients by any means necessary. Photo Miles J. Watts Jr.

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Katrina response

Stranded residents and rescuers alike were often forced to wade through highly contaminated chest deep water to reach safety. Photo Miles J. Watts Jr.

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Katrina response

A helicopter surveys structural damage to the Superdome. Photo Miles J. Watts Jr.

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Katrina response

By Tuesday morning, the dome was an island. Photo Miles J. Watts Jr.

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NOEMS Katrina response

Paramedic Donnie Lirette examines the body of a suspected murder victim amid the garbage-filled streets near the convention center. Photo Miles J. Watts Jr.

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Katrina response

Convention center evacuees walk toward two U.S. Marine SH-53E Super Stallion helicopters. Photo Miles J. Watts Jr.

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NOEMS Katrina response

Paramedic Tim Stratten and other New Orleans EMS providers move patients by any means necessary. Photo Jacob Oberman.

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Katrina response

Evacuees in the lobby of the New Orleans Arena. Photo courtesy Steve Shoup/NMDMAT.