Posted by: Blog Admin | August 28, 2011

Wake County EMS Prepares For Hurricane Irene

As hurricane Irene approached North Carolina, the Wake County EMS System mobilized several assets including its USAR Medics.  Task Force 8,  a FEMA equivalent type I USAR team, was put on alert Thursday night and deployed Friday to eastern North Carolina.  6 Paramedics from Wake County EMS Division and 68 firefighters from Task Force 8 were deployed by State Emergency Management as a level I structural collapse team.

In addition to the USAR Medics, Wake County mobilized an ambulance strike team including its multi-patient transport bus.

Task Force 8 Deployed For Hurricane Irene

USAR Medics Awaiting Orders With Task Force 8


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