11-4-12: Courtesy of WIVB. Over the past week, Western New Yorkers have shown their willingness and ability to help their downstate brethren. The latest to make the journey to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy are members of the emergency medical community. Erie County Executive Press Secretary, Peter Anderson says, “As you know, there are a lot needs right now for basic necessities of life; water, shelter, certain people have medical needs as well. The team that went down from Erie County had two doctors, paramedics, and EMTs. So, they’re going to be using their professional skills to help out on that shelter setting.” Others from the county that have been deployed include: an incident management team and swift water rescue members. Four more volunteers are also expected to be deployed from the American Red Cross over the next few days.