Century Ambulance is playing a key role in the EMS response to Hurricane Michael in Bay County, Florida, where it initially dispatched seven ambulances to aid in recovery efforts while more ambulances immediately en route to help the community in the wake of the catastrophic storm. Century Ambulance is currently operating out of the Bay Medical Center Emergency Department after Hurricane Michael decimated the company’s station in Panama City.
“We want the community to know that we are up and running,” Century Ambulance General Manager Matt Johnson said. “Despite losing our station, we’re still working hard alongside our fellow EMS providers to ensure safety throughout the area.”
Prior to Hurricane Michael making landfall in Bay County, Century Ambulance crews took an active role in the local healthcare and EMS communities’ preparations. After weathering the brunt of the storm inside a hospital, Century Ambulance crews headed out as soon as safely possible to help spearhead recovery efforts.
Jacksonville-based Century Ambulance has also been part of the state’s Hurricane Michael deployment in advance of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s response, providing numerous resources. Among others, two Century Ambulance professionals were on the team in Tallahassee overseeing state resources and its overall response.
While Century Ambulance professionals in action have remained safe and free from harm, the company dealt with the same communications challenges faced by many directly impacted by Hurricane Michael. Century entered the first weekend after the storm awaiting word from a number of employees who live and work in the Bay County region that were unable to respond to calls checking on their safety following the storm.
As the people of Bay County and Florida only begin to recover from Hurricane Michael, Century Ambulance is doing all it can to provide help to the many in need.
Century Ambulance crews returning to Panama City to help the community in the wake of Hurricane Michael #CenturyProud
Posted by Century Ambulance Service, Inc. on Friday, October 12, 2018