Fargo, North Dakota was ready to get some additional support from their friends up north today. The City of Winnipeg’s Fire Paramedic Service put one of two Major Incident Response Vehicles (MIRV) (seen right) on standby to help with emergency evacuations of hospitals and personal care facilities. Fortunately, American officials said the vehicle, along with Chief Ken Sim and a team of five paramedics is no longer needed.
But the province is still lending some help by sending eight ambulances and 10 crew members south. Premier Gary Doer made the announcement today that the vehicles have been dispatched to Fargo to aid in flood fighting. The vehicles are going to be used to help with emergency evacuations of hospitals and personal care facilities. Doer made the comments while touring Grand Pointe and Morris with senior Manitoba MP Vic Toews.