FEMA Sends 25 Ambulances to North Carolina
FEMA has responded to North Carolina’s request for Ambulances and additional EMS personnel. Our state asked for 50 ambulances and the crews to staff them to help combat a staffing shortage and an increased number of emergency calls during the pandemic. FEMA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency – responded by sending 25 Advanced Life Support ambulances and 50 crew members. The ambulances arrived in North Carolina Sunday, and crew members reported to their assignments Monday. The ambulances have been sent to nine counties that have experienced high call volume. Locally, three of the 25 ambulances will be stationed in Guilford County. The state emergency management office said it will evaluate the placement of the ambulances after 10 days.