Free Rides Take Patients Home for the Holidays

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Okaloosa County Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will be offering free transportation on a space available basis to local residents who would otherwise be unable to come home for holiday celebrations. The program is designed to allow patients in skilled nursing and adult congregate living facilities to go home and be with family members for holiday dinner. Patients must be self-supporting while at the residence and be left in the care of a responsible family member.

Okaloosa County EMS will provide free roundtrip transportation originating and ending in Okaloosa County. The “Home for the Holidays…” program will provide transportation on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day only, from the hours of 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. All requests for transportation must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 20, 2012.

In the past, the program has been very successful and brought good cheer to local families, as well as, the Emergency Medical Services’ staff who provide this special service. It is Okaloosa County Department of Public Safety’s way of saying “Happy Holidays” and “Thank You” for such a great year of service in Okaloosa County!

If you need additional information or would like to schedule transportation, please call 651-7150, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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