Air Evac Lifeteam Base To Serve Paulding

The base will serve communities within a 70-mile radius of Carrollton.

Air Evac Lifeteam, the largest independently-owned and operated air ambulance provider in the country, has expanded its service area in Georgia with the opening of a base in Carrollton. Air Evac Lifeteam crews provide on-the-scene medical care and rapid medical transport, as well as transfers between medical facilities.

The base is housed temporarily at Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton while company officials seek a permanent location. The Carrollton base is one of 110 bases in Air Evac Lifeteam’s network of air ambulance services and the eighth in Georgia, with others located in Dublin, Cordele, Ware County, Troup County, Vidalia, Jessup and Statesboro. It will provide employment for 12 to 15 individuals and serve communities within a 70-mile radius of Carrollton. Paulding County is within the base's service area.

“We’ve been working with officials in Carrollton for about nine months making plans for this base in their community,” Air Evac Lifeteam President Seth Myers said. “We’re excited to help them make this air ambulance base a reality.”

“The availability of this service in Carrollton will help make our community safer,” said Loy Howard, president and CEO of Tanner Health System. “For patients who need rapid medical transport—both to and from Carrollton—Air Evac Lifeteam can make all the difference in the world.”

An Air Evac Lifeteam crew—which includes a registered nurse, paramedic and pilot—is on call at each base 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Crew members are trained in advanced pre-hospital care in order for medical care to begin at the scene and continue en route to the hospital. This same training also allows for critical care hospital-to-hospital transfers. The Carrollton helicopter is also equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment, including the use of night vision goggles (NVGs). NVGs are particularly useful on nights with little illumination in identifying emergency scene landing zones in difficult terrain, such as mountains and hills, by raising night-time vision to 20/20.

Air Evac Lifeteam, headquartered in O’Fallon, Mo., was one of the first air ambulance services in the country to offer a membership program. Members pay an annual fee and, if they are flown by Air Evac, they do not have to pay for the flight. Memberships are valid throughout Air Evac Lifeteam service areas, so members are covered while traveling through Air Evac Lifeteam service areas. Annual memberships are $50 for an individual, $55 for a couple and $60 for a household or three or more.

For more information about Air Evac Lifeteam services, call 1-800-793-0010 or visit www.lifeteam.net.

Matt Wallace January 04, 2013 at 07:48 PM
AirLife Georgia, formerly Rescue Air 1, now an Air Methods Program have been serving the Pauldig Community for over 10 years now, and maintain bases at both Carrollton and Kennesaw to serve both ends of county more efficiently, and more importantly, faster emergent care for ALL residents of Pauling and surrounding counties. Also, please note that during the 10 plus years, the medical crews and pilots of AirLife Georgia/Rescue Air 1 have saved hundreds of lives here in Paulding, and much more deserving of an article written about them in the Dallas-Hiram news!!!!
Jon Gargis January 04, 2013 at 08:11 PM
Hey Matt, the story was taken from a news release sent to us a few days ago. It's news on our site because their expansion will help them cover Dallas, Hiram and all of Paulding, as well as other communities.


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