New Orleans EMS Ready for Mardi Gras 2016

Volunteers from the New Orleans Health Department's Medical Reserve Corps and the American Red Cross will be manning first aid stations with assistance from New Orleans Emergency Medical Services personnel during both weekends of the 2016 Carnival Season in New Orleans.

Volunteers from the New Orleans Health Department's Medical Reserve Corps and the American Red Cross will be manning first aid stations with assistance from New Orleans Emergency Medical Services personnel during both weekends of the 2016 Carnival Season in New Orleans. Representatives of the organizations briefed members of the press Jan. 28 about their preparations and offered Mardi Gras safety tips.

The first aid stations will be in operation:

  • At Orleans Avenue and North Hennessey Street on Saturday, Feb. 6
  • At St. Charles Avenue and Napoleon Avenue on Saturday, Jan. 30 through Sunday, Jan 31; Friday, Feb. 5 through Sunday, Feb 7; and Tuesday, Feb 9
  • At St. Charles Avenue and Felicity Street on Saturday, Jan. 30 through Sunday, Jan 31; Friday, Feb. 5 through Sunday, Feb 7; and Tuesday, Feb 9
  • And at Canal Street and Carondelet Street on Saturday, Jan. 30 through Sunday, Jan 31; Friday, Feb. 5 through Sunday, Feb 7; and Tuesday, Feb 9

Another big event on the city's annual entertainment calendar begins only 12 weeks from now: the 2016 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, known as Jazz Fest.

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