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Paramedics ready for Mayweather-McGregor fight night in Las Vegas

Posted at 6:22 PM, Aug 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-25 22:07:49-04

Paramedics will be on stand-by Saturday night, ready to respond to fight-related emergencies.

American Medical Response dispatch and emergency crews are treating the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight like New Year's Eve, according to Damon Schilling, AMR's community affairs manager.

"We bring in all of our off-duty people," Schilling said. "We ask anybody, 'Hey listen, guys. You know we need some extra help. Is anybody willing to come in and work some extra shifts?' Our employees are always eager to step up. We always like to help this community."

Calling in off-duty workers means resources won't be pulled from the neighborhoods.

Crews will be stationed all night near T-Mobile Arena and Las Vegas Boulevard.

The congestion in the area makes it a little tough to get through in an emergency, but Schilling says his people know every backroad and have access points all along the Strip.

A dozen extra ambulances will be added Saturday too, in addition to the regular deployment.