Opelika EMS instructor assists LA flood victims

Opelika EMS instructor assists LA flood victims

BATON ROUGE, LA (WTVM) - An Opelika Emergency Medical System instructor is back home after helping victims of the Louisiana flooding.

Greg Brewer helped patients affected by the devastating flooding in Louisiana as part of the National Disaster Medical System.

The NDMS is a federal program that can support communities with medical care and mortuary assistance during natural disasters or public health emergencies.

"The devastating flooding in Louisiana placed people's health and lives in jeopardy, and NDMS members answered the call of duty to help residents affected by this disaster," said Ron Miller, acting director of NDMS. "When a state requests our assistance, we will gladly be there to serve until the last patient leaves our care."

During the response to the Louisiana flooding, members of the NDMS and the U.S. Public Health Service's Commissioned Corps provided care to 1,000 patients at a Federal Medical Station set up on the Louisiana State University campus and an emergency shelter, both in Baton Rouge and an elementary school in nearby Walker, LA.

To learn more about the NDMS, visit their official website at this link.

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