UPDATE | Gold Cross strike teams journey to Orlando

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Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. (WRDW/WAGT) -- A local team of Gold Cross members has a new assignment for Hurricane Irma.

Augusta's Gold Cross is now assigned to Orlando, Florida. They are heading there to help with the transporting of wheelchair bound patients.



Monday, Sept. 11, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Local Gold Cross crews are ready to help those in the path of Irma in Florida.

According to officials, they are at a staging area with hundreds of other crew from around the country.

They are awaiting assignment from FEMA in Tallahassee.


Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017

AUGUSTA Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Gold Cross crews have their eyes set on Hurricane Irma.

Gold Cross is continuing to monitor Irma's path as they make preparations for the week. According to Steven Vincent of Gold Cross, the group is in continuous contact with FEMA and GEMA to determine where strike teams will be needed.

The local group has received deployment notice from FEMA for the Para Transit Strike Team. This specialized vehicle is capable of transporting stretchers or wheelchairs. This team has left to head to Florida, routing three vehicles and six personnel.



Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017

AUGUSTA Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Gold Cross crews are now back home in the CSRA.

After helping the victims of Hurricane Harvey, they will now assist in efforts towards Hurricane Irma.

Gold Cross volunteers were in San Antonio to assist folks that were impacted by the hurricane.



Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017

AUGUSTA Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Gold Cross volunteers are in San Antonio assisting Hurricane Harvey victims.

Because the crew is trained for advanced life support, they had to do paperwork allowing them to carry drugs.

Thus, the local nobles will be focusing on caring for the injured and critically ill. However, they may get moved to Beaumont, but that hasn’t been decided yet.

Still, Gold Cross could send another crew tomorrow.



Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017

AUGUSTA Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Locals are assisting those who need hurricane relief help in Texas.

Gold Cross volunteers are in San Antonio to help those individuals out to the best of their abilities, but because of the great need for resources, some of the crew drove back to Augusta to acquire more resources.

They will also attain two more ambulances, too.

Those individuals, though, will head back to San Antonio on Thursday.


AUGUSTA, Ga, (WRDW/WAGT) -- Local efforts will continue to provide solutions for Hurricane Harvey.

According to Major James Crosby, one of the supervisors with Gold Cross in Texas, the two ambulances with ALS coverage -- a paramedic and EMT -- are assigned to a strike team out of San Antonio. They are set move with a team of ambulances.

Gold Cross EMS on Monday was requested by FEMA to send the area's highly trained Strike Team to deploy to Texas to assist with rescue efforts. The local group sent two ambulances, one first-responder vehicle, an EMTS and paramedics to help with rescue efforts. Officials say this first team will be deployed at least seven to 10 days.



Monday, Aug. 28, 2017

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Local efforts will be contributing to solutions for Hurricane Harvey.

Gold Cross EMS has been requested by FEMA to send the area's highly trained Strike Team to deploy to Texas to assist with rescue efforts. The local group is sending two ambulances, one first responder vehicle, an EMTS and paramedics to help with rescue efforts. Officials say this first team will be deployed at least seven to 10 days.

This team is highly trained and certified in incident command, management and response, according to officials.

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