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Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
  • Saving lives, reaching out to the public

  • Over 123 million Americans are visiting hospital emergency rooms every year, according to the National Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Center for Health Statistics. 


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  •   Over 123 million Americans are visiting hospital emergency rooms every year, according to the National Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Center for Health Statistics. 
      The sooner someone receives medical attention, the better chance they have for a favorable outcome.
      Air Evac Lifeteam is dedicated to quick responses in medical emergencies via a team of highly trained medical experts using the world's largest fleet of more than 110 medically equipped Bell 206 Long Ranger helicopters, along with Bell 407 helicopters. 
      The local emergency service provider has already come to the aid of several victims in Morehouse Parish since opening its first base in Louisiana last year, located in Rayville. 
      Representatives with the company have been visiting organizations in Morehouse Parish to spread information about their Outreach Education services, many of which are free of charge.
      Some of the certification courses they offer include 12 Lead EKG Interpretation, Adult Respiratory Emergencies, Critical Incident Stress Management and Snake Bites. Membership Sales Manager Sherry Eidt said Air Evac always has a crew on hand to conduct training classes.
      “We teach a lot of classes,” she said. “We always have a crew on duty, but we also have another crew that goes out and teaches classes. We trying to reach a lot of the schools and educate the children on age appropriate subjects such as safety measures or job opportunities.”
      The Air Evac Lifeteam will have an exhibit at this year's Cotton Festival. They'll be on hand Sept. 15 to answer questions and let festival goers view their Bell 206 Long Ranger Helicopter. 
      On Aug. 24, Air Evac personnel will be at D & H Sports for a membership drive.
      “We're trying to get one of the helicopters to come and land at the baseball park behind the sports store,” Eidt said. “We're trying to reach as many people as we can to let them know about all the services we have available.”

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