Nassau County Media Release
September 18, 2020

9/17/20 @ 3:30 p.m. – Nassau County Fire Rescue has sent a rescue unit as a member of a five-unit ambulance strike team from northeast Florida to provide a medical assistance in the wake of Hurricane Sally.

Last night, two Nassau County Fire Rescue employees, Engineer Elvis Caballero and Firefighter Jeremy Staub, left Nassau County in a rescue unit, headed west to the panhandle to assist in recovery efforts. They arrived in Ft. Walton Beach about 2:30 this morning and after daylight were moved to Santa Rosa Fairgrounds in Milton where they are assisting in areas where the Category 2 Storm caused extensive damage and flooding.

Nassau County Fire Chief, Brady Rigdon, stated, “As part of the strike team, our members will use their extensive training to respond to medical emergencies in the hurricane damaged areas quickly and safely. This mutual aid effort is coordinated by the Florida Department of Emergency Management and is what we do to look out for our neighbors that need our help. It’s important that we respond to other counties when they need our assistance because one day, we may be the ones asking for help”.

Please join us in sending positive thoughts to all the brave individuals responding to this disaster, as well as to the residents who have been affected.

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