Ready, Set, PREPARE!: Hurricane Season Preparedness Workshop

With disaster response being a key function of the Louisiana Ambulance Alliance (LAA), preparation is highly important and that was the main goal when providers from various parts of the state recently met in Woodworth, Louisiana.

The meeting, led by LAA’s Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Rob Daughdril, drew over 30 EMS personnel to discuss both the strengths and opportunities of the 2018 storm season and to gear up for 2019. 

“We have the best, most energetic and hard-working EMS personnel in the country,” boasted Daughdril. “Our surge response teams are necessary both in and outside of Louisiana because they know what they’re doing, how to do it and can mobilize very quickly to a disaster area.” 

Staying informed is key to emergency preparation, which is how LAA/LRAA achieved success in the 2018 deployment to Florida to assist with Hurricane Michael relief. “It was a team effort, done with in the most superior way without hesitation,” added Daughdril. 

As the 2019 hurricane season begins, LAA/LRAA prides itself on taking a proactive stance by informing sub-contractors of policies, procedures and response criteria in advance.

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. 

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