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Kentucky EM Sends Ambulance Strike Team to Florida for Irma Relief Efforts

Kentucky Emergency Management via Facebook

The Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services deployed an ambulance strike team to Florida on Monday to provide emergency assistance following Hurricane Irma. 

According to a release, the team consists of 30 members, six ambulances and an ATV ambulance.

Members are from across the commonwealth, including Lyon and Livingston Counties.

Florida agencies requested on Sunday help from Kentucky Emergency Management officials.

The deployment is for seven days.

KYEM sent a team to South Carolina last week.

Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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