Gov. Lee, TEMA Send Resources and Personnel to Florida Ahead of Hurricane Ian
Nashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) deployed a Type IV A-Team and two ambulance strike teams to Florida to provide specialized support in anticipation of Hurricane Ian.
“As Florida braces for the impact of Hurricane Ian, Tennessee emergency service professionals are traveling to the area to help the state prepare and to provide support after the storm,” said Gov. Bill Lee. “We are proud of men and women who have stepped up to represent the Volunteer State and provide critical, life-saving services to Floridians in need.”
The Type IV A-Team consists of two individuals from TEMA’s Preparedness and Response Division and will deploy for 14 days to assist with resource requests and operational needs in Florida.
The ambulance strike teams include a total of 37 members and will deploy for 14 days. The teams represent departments from the following Tennessee agencies and counties:
· Williamson County EMS
· American Medical Response Blount County
· Anderson County EMS
· Madison County Fire Department
· TN Department of Health – Office of EMS
· Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department
· Medical Center EMS
· Sumner County EMS
· Rutherford County EMS
· Metro Moore County EMS
· Metro Moore County EMA
· Maury Regional Medical Center
· Maury County EMS
· Giles County EMS
· Nashville Fire Department
· Stewart County EMS
“I commend our emergency service professionals for again answering the call to help those in need. Their dedication and service will be critical in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian,” said TEMA Director Patrick Sheehan. “Tennessee is a leader in volunteering to supporting other states with mutual aid and we are proud to provide these vital capabilities to our neighbors in Florida.”
TEMA is coordinating Tennessee’s Hurricane Ian deployments through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), the nation’s state-to-state mutual aid system.
About the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency: TEMA’s mission is to coordinate preparedness, response and recovery from man-made, natural and technological hazards in a professional and efficient manner in concert with our stakeholders. Follow TEMA on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, and, at www.tn.gov/tema.