MedFlight To Open Helicopter Base In Fayette County


UPDATED: Wednesday August 28, 2013 3:14 PM

MedFlight is expecting to open a helicopter base in Fayette County by December.

The base will be located by Highway 435 near Interstate 71, south of the Tanger Outlet Mall, according to officials in a release on Wednesday.

Rod Crane, President and CEO of MedFlight, says the base will be able to better serve those injured in farm and auto-related accidents.

The crew will consist of a nurse, paramedic and pilot. They will be able to treat patients immediately at the scene and in hospital-to-hospital transports.

Until the new base is finished, the area will continue to be serviced by MedFlight aircraft.

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