Escambia Fire, EMS And Sheriff Units To Help With Hurricane Recovery

October 11, 2018

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office along with teams from Escambia County Emergency Management, Escambia County Fire Rescue, and Escambia County EMS, departed this morning for the Panama City Beach area to help the residents of Bay County recover from the effects of Hurricane Michael. The ECSO sent a team of 25 with a communications tower, logistics trailers, restrooms, cooking facilities, chainsaws, water, ice, food, and all the equipment they need to be self-sufficient so they can do whatever is asked of them.

Our ECSO team can stay in place for up to 14 days if assistance is still needed beyond two weeks another team could replace them.

Escambia Fire Rescue and EMS crews and a 25-member team from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office pulled out Thursday morning to help the victims of Hurricane Michael. Photos for, click to enlarge.


4 Responses to “Escambia Fire, EMS And Sheriff Units To Help With Hurricane Recovery”

  1. Worried Sick on October 12th, 2018 12:58 am

    Gulf County rural areas need help!!.Please Help Wewahitchka. No news, no phone service, can not call out, the sheriff and EMS is over loaded. people are still trapped in their homes. People can not get in to help family members, cant contact them. No roads. No power, no water, no sewer, bridges out, destruction and debris everywhere, live power lines laying around everywhere! The County government that is built on population of 15,000. They DON’T have the resources. Everyone is in shock and just trying to account for missing people and keeping residents from killing themselves trying to retrieve trinkets and valuables from their homes. That’s if you’re fortunate to still have a home!! This is total devastation from a County that needs Federal and State help. DOT needs to repair road and bridges not county. Please please pray for these County officials and first res-ponders that are helpless and overwhelmed and just trying to begin to put back beloved Gulf County.

  2. Mark Smith on October 11th, 2018 8:54 pm

    We pray for their safety while enroute each way and while they are there on location risking their lives to help others and the sacrifices they are enduring. We are very proud of them and hope their families understand how much they are helping others in need and loved by all.

  3. EC citizen on October 11th, 2018 2:11 pm

    WOW, bring your own Port o’ Potty.

  4. Vicky Pagonis on October 11th, 2018 11:06 am

    So very very proud of our men and women who are leaving their families and risking their lives to help our counterparts. Watching the units pull out gave me chills and an overwhelming sense of pride. I hope everyone understands how important this is….I pray for their safe travels to and from and most of all while working. Thank you all!!!

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