SKIPPACK PA – Skippack Fire Company Firefighter James Herb, who also is a member of the Pennsylvania Disaster Medical Assistance Team, has his boots on the ground in Hurricane Harvey-ravaged Texas (at right) this week, according to a company Facebook post published Thursday (Aug. 31, 2017).
In addition to his fire company volunteerism, Herb also a paramedic with Skippack Emergency Medical Services, and a career part-time firefighter and paramedic with the Berwyn Fire Company. He and other assistance team members are part of a mammoth first-responder effort to assist in “one of the largest disaster responses in U.S. history,” his colleagues proudly reported.
The team is able to deploy anywhere in the United States as a fully equipped, self-sufficient, mobile field hospital. It includes physicians, registered nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers, emergency medical technicians and paramedics, and pharmacists. They are accompanied by “many logistical, communications, and support personnel,” according to the team website.
The fire company offered its “best wishes for a safe tour” to Herb and other team members.
Photos from the Skippack Fire Company via Facebook