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New Orleans EMS ramps up for Carnival and Super Bowl combo

Authorities said 100 percent of the work force will be out on the streets


NEW ORLEANS — Every year New Orleans Emergency Medical Service has to deal with all kinds of problems during Carnival celebrations. But in 2013, the Super Bowl could add even more problems to an already very busy time for EMS.

On Tuesday morning, workers at EMS headquarters were readying all of their resources.

The Super Bowl adds the equivalent of a third weekend of Carnival to the EMS schedule, said Dr. Jeff Elder, the director of New Orleans EMS.

Full story: Carnival and Super Bowl combo has EMS gearing up for extra work

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