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MARYLAND SENDING MORE RESOURCES TO NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY TO ASSIST WITH RECOVERY EFFORTS IN THE WAKE OF HURRICANE SANDY
State Emergency Operations Center Returning to Ready Status
REISTERSTOWN, MD (November 3, 2012) – Twenty-five troopers from the Maryland State Police and four employees from Baltimore City will be heading north to help the states of New Jersey and New York with recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. They will be joining 23 emergency medical providers from various parts of the state that deployed earlier in the week and are providing service in northern New Jersey.
“As we were preparing for Hurricane Sandy, several other states came to Maryland with personnel and equipment to help with water rescues and operating emergency operations centers,” said Governor Martin O’Malley. “We are thankful that we are now able to return the favor in states to our north which suffered more damage from Sandy.”
The troopers are being sent to Fort Dix in central New Jersey, where they will be deployed to assist local law enforcement officers, primarily in Monmouth and Ocean counties. The Baltimore City personnel, led by Robert Maloney of the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management and Public Safety, will be assisting staff in the New York State Emergency Operations Center in Albany. They comprise an Incident Management Assist Team (IMAT).
Ten two-person advanced life support ambulances and three supervisors went to New Jersey on Thursday. After originally staging at the Atlantic County Training Center near Atlantic City, they were sent to MetLife Stadium in northern New Jersey. Most of their work has been in Jersey City, N.J. The team includes units from private service Life Star and public safety units from Baltimore City and Talbot and Washington counties.