Commercial

Rotorcraft Report: LifeNet Opens New Base in Kentucky

By Staff Writer | June 1, 2007

Emergency Medical Service

COMMERCIAL/EMS

LifeNet Air Medical Services is opening another base in Boyle, Ky, south of Lexington.

This will make the seventh base for the air ambulance service, which is owned and operated by Air Methods Corp. The service flies Eurocopter EC130s and EC135s and Bell Helicopters 407s. It has not yet been determined what type of aircraft will fly out of the new base in Boyle. The operation is a 24/7 service. Four pilots, four nurses, four paramedics and one mechanic are assigned to each base. The majority of LifeNet calls involve hospital-to-hospital patient transfers. LifeNet also responds to accident scenes.

Although the new base is located between three current bases, the company said, demographics in the area called for a new base. Staff is trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, pediatric, and neonatal care and advanced trauma life support.

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