CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health Supports First Responders with Lifesaving Donation

Left to right: Fire Chief Scott Wolverton; Firefighter Oliver Harris; Dr. Steen Trawick, CHRISTUS Shreveport Bossier Health System CEO; Celia Carr, RN, STEMI Coordinator for CHRISTUS Shreveport Bossier Health System

Shreveport, Louisiana, Oct.6, 2020 – CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System has again demonstrated its longstanding support of the region’s first responders by donating three life vests to the Shreveport Fire Department.

“We work together with our first responders in Shreveport every day, and we are so very thankful for the lifesaving work the Shreveport firefighters do on behalf of this community,” said T. Steen Trawick, M.D., Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer, CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System. “They truly are ‘Shreveport’s Bravest’ and we are proud to present them with this token of our appreciation.”

Within a split second, firefighters and EMS personnel can be called to dangerous situations and often require serious protective gear. These FRK 360 GenII plate carrier vests are made and by first responders to meet their needs in the ever-changing dynamics of emergency services.

“We appreciate the generosity of Christus Health, as they provide equipment to protect our firefighters,” said Scott Wolverton, Fire Chief, Shreveport Fire Department.

The vests were donated by CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System through their community benefit fund, designated to provide support and assistance to the communities they serve.