On Sunday October 28, 2012 at 10:00 p.m. Tri-Hospital EMS was requested by FEMA to deploy available ambulances to stage in New Jersey in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. Three Tri-Hospital EMS Ambulances staffed with six personnel left Port Huron at approximately 11:50 PM October 28, 2012 to head towards a New Jersey staging area where they will await their assignment. The six staff members are made up of three Paramedics and three EMT’S. Tri-Hospital EMS crews are among ambulance personnel who have been requested from throughout the United States to respond to Sandy and can be expected to be gone anywhere from three (3) to thirty (30 Days). This is the third domestic response from Tri-Hospital EMS, for a hurricane related disaster; the first being in 2005 to Texas, to respond to the victims of Hurricane Rita, the second in 2008 to Gustav. In 2011, Tri-Hospital EMS was requested to standby for Hurricane Irene, however was not deployed.