Emergency responders form a procession for paramedic killed in rollover
POSTED: Friday, February 14, 2014 - 4:22pm
UPDATED: Friday, February 14, 2014 - 4:51pm
San Antonio, TX — The San Antonio Fire Department loaned an ambulance to Sterling County Thursday after one of two of their only ambulances was destroyed in a fiery icy wreck Tuesday that took the lives of three people, including one of the county's paramedics.
Emergency responders formed a procession Thursday as the body of a Central Texas paramedic killed in a rollover accident Tuesday was returned to Sterling City.
Emergency crews came together to escort the body of Raymond Bernard Allison to a funeral home in Sterling City.
Allison and two others were killed earlier this week when the ambulance they were in crashed and burst into flames after the driver lost control due to icy road conditions.
The ambulance, a total loss, was one of only two utilized by the Sterling County EMS, but the San Antonio Fire Department came through to help by loaning them another ambulance.
Tim Sanders, Sterling County Sheriff, "They took it upon themselves to help us. I've already been in contact with the state and they're going to issue an emergency permit for us to use the ambulance, once it's fully stocked to state specifications. With all the people who have given to the EMS and this community, it's greatly appreciated."
Sanders say city and county officials have been supportive, the ambulance along with thousands of dollars of equipment will need to replaced.