The agreement guarantees a continued relationship for the next four years and allows for aircraft and crew to support the local community when not in active service of the military elements conducting training at the base.
Critical services provided
Fort Hunter Liggett, located in Jolon, Calif., and its sub-installation, Parks Reserve Forces Training Area in the San Francisco Bay area, provide critical training areas, ranges, and facilities to support year-round joint, multi-component, and interagency training. Fort Hunter Liggett offers training opportunities for all US military components and those of allied nations.
Air Methods provides rotary-wing emergency air medical services on the base, including two helicopters, flight paramedics and nurses, pilots, and mechanics.
A vital partnership
“We are pleased to continue this important partnership with Air Methods,” said Col. Charles Bell, Garrison Commander at Fort Hunter Liggett. “Air medical services are crucial to our operations as we provide important training for the men and women of our military, as well as our allies. These air ambulances are flying ICUs that provide unparalleled care, and we are glad we can count on them when the need arises.”
“Air Methods is proud to continue this relationship with Fort Hunter Liggett, which is such an important military installation providing invaluable training,” said Jim Caryl, Vice-President at Air Methods. “We are happy to serve both military personnel and the greater community to get them to the care they require as quickly as possible.”
With cases of Covid-19 continuing to increase across the US, Air Methods also has robust protocols in place to care for patients who are known or suspected to be positive for the virus. Crews are dedicated to continuing care for all patients who require transport and practice comprehensive safety protocols, including personal protective equipment and thorough decontamination of the aircraft and crew after every flight.