Uniforms Donated to NEMS Staff as Part of Dorian Relief

26 September

Press Release
For Immediate Release
(Thursday September 26th, 2019)
 

Uniforms Donated to NEMS Staff as Part of Dorian Relief 

One hundred (100) T-shirts and two hundred (200) work pants have been donated to the National Emergency Medical Services (NEMS) staff as part of Hurricane Dorian relief efforts.  The donation was made by Acute Air Ambulance – Aitheras Aviation and the Cintas Uniform Company.

NEMS Director, Dr. Alvery Hanna, shared that she had been approached by members of Acute Air who wanted to know how they could assist local EMS personnel.  “I explained that our staff especially in Abaco, and few also in Grand Bahama, have lost all of their belongings, yet still they continue to work in whatever clothing they can find.  So, I expressed that we have a need for uniforms, and they decided that that is what they would do to assist EMS.  Over the ensuing weeks, after they returned home, they endeavoured to get us exactly what we needed. They asked us what are your colours, what sizes do you need, and we sent them pictures of our staff in the orange and blue.”

Two Acute Air Ambulance team members, Cortney Preston and Trisha Wesolek, returned to New Providence on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, and made a formal presentation to NEMS after Customs waved duties and fees on the donation.  The orange uniform T-shirts are emblazoned with EMS in large lettering on the back and the star of life on the front.