Friday, September 08, 2017 | 4:39pm
CHATTANOOGA – Tennessee nurse strike teams will deploy from Chattanooga on Saturday, September 9 and travel to Florida to work with local, state and federal officials in response to Hurricane Irma. The nurses will depart from the Volunteer Air National Guard Armory in Chattanooga at 10 a.m. Eastern Time.
The nurse strike teams are comprised of four teams of ten nurses each and supported by four emergency management personnel. The 40 Tennessee Department of Health nurses are being rostered from state, regional and local health departments across the state. These public health nurses will provide crucial medical care and support to Hurricane Irma survivors.
The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency is coordinating the deployment. The nurse strike teams will base their operations out of Tallahassee, Fla. for an eight- to 14-day deployment.
What: Deployment of Tennessee nurse strike teams to Florida for emergency response operations
When: Saturday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m. EDT
Where: Volunteer Air National Guard Armory
6447 Bonny Oaks Drive
Chattanooga, TN 37416
MEDIA NOTE: Members of the media are asked to arrive by 9 a.m. for availability with departing team members and footage of loading and departure. Identification must be presented for entrance to the base.
MEDIA CONTACTS: Amanda Goodhard, 423-362-3398 or Amanda.Goodhard@tn.gov or Shelley Walker, 615-804-9972 or Shelley.Walker@tn.gov