A massive fireball erupted into
the sky Thursday and within minutes, the men and women of Acadian Ambulance were
among the hundreds of emergency response personnel called into action.
Justin Cox was Acadian's incident commander on site at the triage center, in charge of 20 ambulances that quickly
moved workers to area hospitals and used 4 Airmed helicopters to get the more
critical patients to the medical care they needed.
"To see the interaction between Ascension Parish and Iberville Parish was amazing and certainly with all fire
services, Baton Rouge EMS, ourselves and other fire departments - so it's amazing
to see how people can come together when they needed to," said Cox.
Governor Bobby Jindal also lauded
the massive team effort and explained while the investigation into the cause of
the blast continues, recovery was the priority.
"All these first responders, fire
crews did a great job of working together from the early hours until now and
the work continues and I want to thank them for their brave effort," said
Effort that Cox says was
challenged by the raw emotion at every turn.
"I could still see people that
was running around and then you had buses coming on scene and bringing patients
from plant to where we were at the people coming off crying there it was
terrible," added Cox.
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