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Rotorcraft Report: S.C. EMS Unit Wins Small Program of the Year

By Staff Writer | June 1, 2007

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The Greenville, S.C.-based unit of Med-Trans Corp. has been recognized as the South Carolina Small EMS Program of the Year, the first helicopter program to gain that recognition.

The Med-Trans One unit transports 1,600-1,700 patients a year, which qualifies it as a small program in South Carolina. The award was presented by the South Carolina EMS Network, comprised of eight state medical and EMS organizations.

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The award is given annually to the small unit that "exemplifies outstanding professionalism and service to its community," according to the network.

The unit flies a Bell 407 and operates on a 24-hr basis. It flies under visual flight rules. Med-Trans is gradually converting all its units to the use of night-vision goggles.

In all, Med-Trans has 20 helicopters and operates in nine states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Kentucky, North Dakota, South Dakota, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.

Headquartered in Dallas, Med-Trans Corp. has grown from four to 18 programs over five years.

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