Air Evac Lifeteam, an air medical transport operator, has announced the opening of its new air ambulance base in Georgia, USA.
The new base opened on 17 March and will provide emergency transport services day and night.
Its central location will result in faster response times for critically ill and injured patients in Laurens County and surrounding areas.
The operation will fly a twin-engine H135 aircraft that is instrument flight rules (IFR) capable.
“We are incredibly pleased to open this base and to be serving the residents of our community,” said Britta Thomason, Program Director for the Laurens County operation. “Air Evac Lifeteam is proud to continue to work alongside first responders and the medical community in Laurens County and the region, as well as increase our overall support to local EMS and healthcare systems.”
She added: “This is Air Evac Lifeteam’s 14th base in Georgia, and second aircraft located in Laurens County, alongside the longstanding AE 102 operation in Dublin, GA. We anticipate this aircraft will serve as a state asset and provide transports for EMS services and hospitals across Georgia.”
Future plans for the operation include the addition of specialty transports to supplement current Georgia bases with increased clinical and aviation capabilities.