Acadian Ambulance personnel part of emergency response effort in - Tucson News Now

Acadian Ambulance personnel part of emergency response effort in plant explosion

(Source: from Air Med and Acadian Ambulance) (Source: from Air Med and Acadian Ambulance)

A massive fireball erupted into the sky Thursday and within minutes, the men and women of Acadian Ambulance were among the hundreds of emergency response personnel called into action.

Justin Cox was Acadian's incident commander on site at the triage center, in charge of 20 ambulances that quickly moved workers to area hospitals and used 4 Airmed helicopters to get the more critical patients to the medical care they needed.

"To see the interaction between Ascension Parish and Iberville Parish was amazing and certainly with all fire services, Baton Rouge EMS, ourselves and other fire departments - so it's amazing to see how people can come together when they needed to," said Cox.

Governor Bobby Jindal also lauded the massive team effort and explained while the investigation into the cause of the blast continues, recovery was the priority.

"All these first responders, fire crews did a great job of working together from the early hours until now and the work continues and I want to thank them for their brave effort," said Jindal.

Effort that Cox says was challenged by the raw emotion at every turn.

"I could still see people that was running around and then you had buses coming on scene and bringing patients from plant to where we were at the people coming off crying there it was terrible," added Cox.

Copyright 2013 WAFB. All rights reserved.

  • Local newsMore>>

  • Former Wildcat Deandre Ayton signs endorsement deal with PUMA

    Former Wildcat Deandre Ayton signs endorsement deal with PUMA

    Monday, June 18 2018 11:33 PM EDT2018-06-19 03:33:38 GMT
    Deandre Ayton signs with PUMA (Source: Twitter)Deandre Ayton signs with PUMA (Source: Twitter)
    Deandre Ayton signs with PUMA (Source: Twitter)Deandre Ayton signs with PUMA (Source: Twitter)

    Just days before the 2018 NBA Draft, former Arizona Basketball star Deandre Ayton has signed his first endorsement deal.

    Just days before the 2018 NBA Draft, former Arizona Basketball star Deandre Ayton has signed his first endorsement deal.

  • Arizona researchers say kissing leads to longer life

    Arizona researchers say kissing leads to longer life

    Monday, June 18 2018 11:04 PM EDT2018-06-19 03:04:34 GMT
    (Source: Pexels Stock)(Source: Pexels Stock)

    A kiss is more than just a kiss. It could actually help you live longer.

    A kiss is more than just a kiss. It could actually help you live longer.

  • Pima County expected to reject sales tax for roads

    Pima County expected to reject sales tax for roads

    Monday, June 18 2018 9:56 PM EDT2018-06-19 01:56:20 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    The Pima County Board of Supervisors is expected to voted down a one half cent sales tax which would have raised $800 million over ten years to fix ailing roads. To impose a sales tax, state law requires the county board to have unanimous approval, which is not likely. District 4 Supervisor Steve Christy has vowed to vote against it because the sales tax package includes a provision which sets aside millions of dollars for social programs. District 1 Supervisor Ally Miller is expec...

    The Pima County Board of Supervisors is expected to voted down a one half cent sales tax which would have raised $800 million over ten years to fix ailing roads. To impose a sales tax, state law requires the county board to have unanimous approval, which is not likely. District 4 Supervisor Steve Christy has vowed to vote against it because the sales tax package includes a provision which sets aside millions of dollars for social programs. District 1 Supervisor Ally Miller is expec...

Powered by Frankly