Nearly two months since Louisiana Ambulance Alliance’s (LRAA) deployment to south Louisiana to assist with COVID-19 responses, providers have completed over 2700 transports. The activation of the emergency contract with the state of Louisiana currently has five units (a number that peaked at 20) remaining in south Louisiana from Alliance members including Advanced EMS, Med Express Ambulance Service and Acadian Ambulance Service.
Of all of the resources and assets housed in LRAA and our affiliates, people are our greatest asset! “The disaster responders’ willingness to get the job done with working 16+ hour shifts seven days a week speaks volumes,” explained Rob Daughdril, LAA Emergency Response Coordinator.
LAA/LRAA is a team with many moving parts including the board/staff, members/providers and other stakeholders, who make teamwork the bridge to success in and day out. Providers who are members of the organization do not hesitate to respond and put their best feet forward. “Even with the hazardous environment that they were thrust into, our members do their jobs without hesitation,” added Daughdril.
By answering the call quickly and carefully, our providers are undoubtedly the best around and heroes of the state of Louisiana. As the state makes strides towards reopening, we want to continue providing support to the providers who serve selflessly every day.
About the Louisiana Ambulance Alliance
The Louisiana Ambulance Alliance (LAA) is a diverse group of EMS providers who promote emergency medical transport as a distinct concern in Louisiana; serve as a forum for a unified voice for healthcare providers, public officials, healthcare workers, educators and consumers working to improve emergency medical transport in Louisiana; provide a forum for the exchange and distribution of ideas and information related to the improvement of emergency medical transport; serve as an advocate for emergency medical transport, promoting improved health status and improvements to the health system for residents of Louisiana; and encourage the development of appropriate health resources for Louisiana.