Source: Branding Iron, 21-May-13
Branding Iron Advertising announced this week the hiring of Sheila Reed as the company’s Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator. “We are thrilled with the addition of Sheila to Branding Iron,” said Co-Founder Scott Emerine. “She brings with her experience in trade show and event coordination, public relations, marketing and client relations.” Before joining the Branding [...]
Source: Seymour Herald, 15-Mar-13
Public Safety Aviation, a public private partnership, held a presentation conference to highlight the benefits of the Sevier County Sheriff’s Department new helicopter patrol Feb. 22 (see full story)
Source: Tennessee Highway Patrol, 13-Mar-13
Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons joined Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Colonel Tracy Trott to announce the permanent assignment of a THP helicopter and pilot to assist with aviation support of law enforcement in west Tennessee. This permanent aviation support will enhance public safety by increasing response time to incidents or missions [...]
Source: Bell, 20-Dec-12
See story from six weeks ago where HeliHub.com noted Bell’s consideration of this expansion program Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today it will expand its completion and customer delivery facilities located in Piney Flats, Tenn. This announcement represents a $10.1 million investment by Bell Helicopter and was achieved through collaboration with [...]
The pilots, flight nurses and paramedics who work at Tennessee’s first Air Evac station celebrated a major milestone — more than 5,000 missions flown safely. (see full story)
Source: TriCities, 06-Nov-12
After headcount reductions in 2009 and 2010, Bell now appears ready to expand its “Edwards & Associates” completion/resale facility in Tennessee and is looking to City and State help to do so (see full story)
Source: Times Daily, 29-Jun-12
Air Evac plans to open a new base in July at Crockett Hospital in Lawrenceburg (see full story)
Source: Vanderbilt LifeFlight, 06-Jun-12
Vanderbilt LifeFlight has added a new aircraft to its fleet, in an effort to better serve the residents of Middle Tennessee. The new helicopter now brings the total to six, with five of those staffed around the clock. The sixth helicopter is used as a backup when others are out of service for maintenance. A [...]
Video shows one or two people at a time dangling from the skids, waiting for the pilot to take them over open water where they dropped to the water below. At one point, the pilot goes so high the person hanging on drops an estimated 50 feet. (see full story and video). The helicopter shown [...]
Source: UT Lifestar, 09-Feb-12
UT LIFESTAR recently entered into a partnership with RSQ911 Solutions to launch a web-based survey tool that will allow them to capture key insights and measure customer satisfaction at every stage of transport. The survey tool is an extension to their commitment to provide superior services to patients and their families, as well as the pre-hospital and hospital [...]
Source: Bell, 07-Oct-11
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Company (NYSE: TXT), has implemented a new call center for customers of its Aeronautical Accessories brand and its Repair and Overhaul operation in Piney Flats, Tenn. The call center simplifies the process of incoming customer calls and increases routing capabilities, resulting in reduced overall call time and more rapid inquiry resolution. [...]
Source: Nightline, 08-Aug-11
Nightline, Inc., a US Small Business Administration HUBZone certified, veteran-owned defense company, and a global supplier of Generation III Night Vision Equipment, was awarded a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Repair Station (Certificate #8NLR650B), in accordance with Part 145 regulations. To receive the certification, Nightline, Inc. worked with the FAA Flight Standard District Office in Nashville, [...]
Source: Erlanger Health System, 28-Jul-11
Erlanger Health System’s air medical program, LIFE FORCE, has received a three-year accreditation for achieving high priority in patient care and safety from the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS). As of July 15, 148 accredited medical services are through CAMTS. LIFE FORCE is one of three air medical services in Tennessee that [...]
Source: Vanderbilt LifeFlight, 03-Jul-11
Vanderbilt LifeFlight has changed its flight crew helmets to mirror those worn by Vanderbilt University football players. LifeFlight crew member’s helmets provide safety, hearing protection, and are also part of the communication system onboard the helicopter. Previous helmets were solid white. The new helmets are designed with Vanderbilt gold, a white stripe down the middle, [...]
Source: Tennesseean, 14-Jan-11
Swindle said the landing pad has come together as a community project, with support from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, which has offered a windsock and specifications needed for their LifeFlight helicopters
Source: UT Lifestar, 12-Dec-10
Representatives of UT LIFESTAR dedicated the newly constructed Sevier County base of operations during a partnership luncheon celebration at the base, located at the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge airport in Sevierville. The Sevier County base continues to be the most heavily utilized of the five bases of operation for UT LIFESTAR, the air medical transport service of The [...]
Source: Vanderbilt LifeFlight, 30-Oct-10
Vanderbilt LifeFlight, one of the nation’s premier integrated air ambulance and critical care transportation systems, has announced four new leadership positions. Jeanne Yeatman, MBA, RN, EMT, director of LifeFlight, said the new positions would mark a new milestone for the program, which began in 1984. “This is the beginning of a new era for our [...]
Source: Macon County Times, 24-Sep-10
The Base of the Year Award is presented to the base in the Air Evac Lifeteam system that best exemplifies the company’s mission, including community service, education, and scene work.
Source: NewsChannel9, 23-Aug-10
The rural air ambulance provider has added a new Bell 206L4 to its base at 100 Robinson Street in Etowah, replacing an older L1 model
Source: Mid South Newz, 17-Aug-10
Members of Air Evac Lifeteam held a ribbon cutting on Monday, August 16th. The medical services support company expanded to a base of operations in Savannah on July 1st
Source: Tennessean, 04-Aug-10
Gregory Brown, who has been a trooper since 1997 and a helicopter pilot since 2007, has been put on paid administrative leave.
Source: MidSouthNewz.com, 05-Jul-10
Air Evac Lifeteam, an independently-owned and operated air ambulance provider, has expanded its service area in Tennessee with the opening of a base in Savannah.
Source: Jackson Sun, 25-Jun-10
A McNairy County airport will use a federal grant to build a hangar and living facilities for a Hospital Wing air ambulance base scheduled to open this year. It will be the company’s fourth base in the Mid-South.
Source: 11Alive, 26-May-10
Georgia’s General Assembly has set aside $600,000 to subsidize one of Erlanger Medical Center’s helicopters. The hospital is in Tennessee, but serves many Northwest Georgians.
Source: Jackson Sun, 25-Mar-10
A spokeswoman says weather concerns prompted her medical transport company to turn down what appears to be the flight that led to a fatal Hospital Wing medical helicopter crash in Brownsville early this morning.
Source: TimesNews, 19-Mar-10
Wellmont has served as the official health care provider for Bristol Motor Speedway for over a decade, and track legal counsel and Vice President Julie Bennett said the agreement for a medevac presence for the health system was easy to accomplish.
Source: Chatanoogan, 27-Jan-10
Erlanger Senior Vice President Roger Forgey said the hospital’s LifeForce helicopter partnership with Med-Trans has worked out well for the hospital.
Source: Advocate & Democrat, 20-Jan-10
Source: TriCities, 12-Jan-10
Edwards & Associates in Piney Flats, Tenn. announced a “workforce reduction” Monday. Their parent company, Bell Helicopter based in Fort Worth Tx., cut nearly 16-percent of the plant’s 315 employees.
Source: Marshall County Tribune, 22-Dec-09
The Farmington-Rich Creek Volunteer Fire Department has plans to build a paved helicopter pad next to its fire hall on Wade Brown Road, the fire chief said
Source: UT Medical Center, 02-Oct-09
On Oct. 1, 1984, with one helicopter, UT LIFESTAR responded to its first call to transport a Loudon County patient suffering from a heart attack. Twenty-five years later, the areomedical ambulance program is celebrating its silver anniversary
Source: WBBJ, 01-Oct-09
The Jackson Police Department announced the promotion of a 20-year veteran officer
Source: Leaf Chronicle, 02-Sep-09
Air Evac Lifeteam selected clinical educator Mark Harvey of Clarksville, Tenn. as its 2009 Regional Clinical Educator of the Year August 7 during the company’s regional awards banquet in Florence, Ala.
Source: WDEF, 27-Aug-09
Air Evac Lifeteam selected the 2009 Regional Mechanic of the Year during the company’s regional awards banquet in Lexington, Ky. The awards banquet honored employees from the company’s Lexington region, which includes bases in Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, and eastern Tennessee.
Source: Times Daily, 24-Aug-09
The Air Evac Lifeteam base in Waynesboro has been recognized as the base of the year for the four-state south region, officials said. The Waynesboro base was selected out of 16 located in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi and Georgia.
Source: Venderbilt Medical Center, 26-Jul-09
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Source: Times News, 03-Mar-09