MedStar and Area First Responder Rise to Meet the Challenges of Ice Storm

Mother Nature challenged the Fort Worth region last weekend with a historic weather event.  The area’s emergency medical service response agencies collaborated on several innovative service delivery changes to meet that challenge head-on!

 

Winter Storm Cleon, (we prefer to use “Ice-Mageddon”) resulted in a 22% increase in typical emergency medical service calls, and a 44% increase in the time it normally takes to complete a call. 

 

The Fort Worth area community should be very proud of the staff and leadership of your area first response agencies, MedStar and the medical directors overseeing one of the most innovative EMS systems in the country!

 

Click the links below to view a sampling of the numerous media stories highlighting how this storm was handled.

 

CBS 11 Ice Storm Ride Along

NBC 5 Initial Impact Story

CBS 11 Ice Special Response Story

ABC 8 Storm Prep Story

ABC 8 Ice Story