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Medics increase presence in N.O. for Super Bowl weekend

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Courtesy: Acadian Ambulance Courtesy: Acadian Ambulance

New Orleans, La. - The Acadian Ambulance's Orleans operations team began preparing for Super Bowl weekend a year ago. The company usually provides approximately 24 medics for each Saints game but, for the Super Bowl, 68 medics will be on duty, some on bikes.

Along with the medics, Ochsner physicians will staff each first-aid station to provide as much on-site treatment as possible.

Acadian participated in more than 100 planning meetings with the NFL, FBI, Sports Medical Group, NOEMS and other agencies to prepare for Super Bowl XLVII.

"The Super Bowl has required countless hours of preparation from employees across the company," said Steve Kuiper, vice president of operations. "We have a solid plan in place and are ready. All of this is a testament to the depth of resources and teamwork of Acadian Ambulance."

Acadian's extra manpower arrived in the city January 27. They plan to stay through February 5.

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