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The Arkansas National Guard is providing 4-wheel drive ambulance support to Pulaski and Faulkner Counties after a wintry mix fell Monday, the Guard said in a news release.

The Guard will support the Metropolitan Emergency Medical Services (MEMS) with four military ambulances with four stretchers each. Eight Guardsmen will be responsible

for vehicle operations and transportation of MEMS personnel and civilian patients, the release said.

The missions were approved by Gov. Mike Beebe and tasked to the Guard by the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, the Guard said. The 87th Troop Command at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock will support MEMS in Pulaski County with three of the ambulances, 12 stretchers and six soldiers. The Guard's 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team with the fourth ambulance,

four stretchers and two soldiers will help in Faulkner County.

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  • pyromedic
    February 9, 2010 at 12:14 a.m.

    Nice to see tax payer money helping a private ambulance company. Hey, gov where were you last year when northwest arkansas was without power for over a week. Didn't see you getting off anything to help then but a private ambulance company gets help....shows how the rest of the state rates doesn't it.

  • MenLR2
    February 9, 2010 at 12:40 a.m.

    I don't work for MEMS, nor does my family. Or do I know anything about how the guard could have helped NWA when they did not have power. But this Fat White Guy was around before MEMS is not a private co... read the store from the MEMS web site ...