Haynes Ambulance to offer Life Flight services in JunePublished 2:25pm Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Haynes Ambulance has partnered with Metro Aviation to introduce an air ambulance helicopter to their fleet. Headquartered in Wetumpka, the company has contracted with Metro for the completion and operation of an AS350.
Haynes Life Flight will begin service on June 15 and is expected to create 15 new jobs in the area.
“We are excited to expand our ambulance services to now include air transport. There is certainly a need for an air medical provider in our service area and we have stepped up to the plate to fill that void,” said Kirk Barrett, Haynes Ambulance Chief Operations Officer. “We will now be able to provide a higher level of medical care and faster transportation for the critically ill patients in our region. Providing the best patient care possible is the foundation of Haynes Ambulance and this will allow us to take that to the next level.”
The AS350 is a single engine aircraft with fast cruise speeds and a high endurance. Metro completed nine AS350’s in 2013.
“Metro Aviation is looking forward to assisting Haynes in getting this new service off the ground,” said Metro Aviation Managing Director Milton Geltz. “The AS350 will be a great addition to their services, and we are honored to work with a company that shares a long, rich history.”
Haynes Ambulance of Alabama has provided emergency medical ground transportation since 1977. With nine locations throughout Pike, Montgomery, Elmore and neighboring counties, Haynes is the largest locally owned ambulance service in Central Alabama. Barrett says Metro was chosen for their standards, record and reputation.
“We have partnered with Metro Aviation to provide the aviation aspects of our new service. Their standards and safety record are simply the best in the industry,” said Barrett. “With Metro’s extensive history in aviation coupled with Haynes’ vast knowledge of EMS, we will be able to provide a revolutionary lifesaving service for the citizens of Central Alabama.”
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