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Dougherty County EMS workers cancel trip to Louisiana

September 6, 2005

Albany -- Dougherty County EMS was prepared to send an ambulance and four paramedics to Louisiana, but Tuesday afternoon they were told they would not be needed.

The group coordinating Georgia Emergency worker's relief efforts said the crisis in Louisiana is getting better, and cancelled their scheduled trip.

The call for help came to Dougherty County's EMS over the weekend, and 13 emergency workers volunteered to go to Lafayette, Louisiana for a week. EMS Director Bobby Tripp said "I think the reason they want to go, they recognize there is a need. That's what we do. We help people in need."

Tripp says the Dougherty County emergency services will remain on stand by in case they are called to help the relief efforts.

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