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Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 04:30 AM

Updated: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 04:30 AM

Rural Metro In Knoxville Drives 10 Fully Stocked Vehicles To South Texas To Assist Flood Victims

Rural Metro Fire Department personnel drove 10 fully stocked ambulances to the affected areas of South Texas Sunday.

The 10 firefighters volunteered to help flood victims and will be paid for their service.

The volunteers will return to Knoxville on Tuesday. They're trained as Paramedics and EMTs but also hold critical credentials required by FEMA to assist with national disasters.

More than 300 AMR employees and 130 vehicles have been deployed to the affected areas and are currently providing service to the stricken communities.

AMR and their partners at Rural Metro Fire Department are working to provide additional resources, personnel and equipment as the natural disaster unfolds.

“Thousands of EVHC/AMR employees, caregivers and support staff live in this area and have been, or will be impacted by the devastation. They are especially in our hearts and on our minds during this time,” said Ted Van Horne, President and CEO of AMR Corp. "Thanks in advance for your thoughts and well wishes for our firefighters and other employees and their families, whether they are traveling to the affected areas, or already there rendering care for those in need," he added.

 

 

 

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