Effective September 3, 2013 Air Methods announced its LifeSaver 1 base in Birmingham, Alabama will no longer be in service. We recognize the storied history (35 years per this article, Ed) and invaluable contributions Life Saver 1 has made to the community for the last three decades and rest assured the decision to cease operations at this base was difficult. It was purely a business decision… due to continued underutilization of the aircraft over the last year.
We’re making every effort to work closely with the 15 affected employees to help them transfer or relocate to other Air Methods bases where there are open positions currently posted.
The Birmingham and surrounding communities can be assured they will continue to receive safe, quality, rapid access to appropriate air medical coverage from Lifesaver at three bases strategically located throughout the area: LifeSaver 2, Rainbow City; Lifesaver 3, Auburn; and Lifesaver 4, Sylacauga. These three bases will continue to service the community 24/7/365. To further reaffirm our commitment to the Alabama marketplace, this Fall, in conjunction with NorthStar EMS, we plan to open a new base in Tuscaloosa.
We look forward to continuing to be your partner of choice for air medical transport in Birmingham and the surround communities.
Press release posted on Facebook as “Official Release from Air Methods” by Lifesaver 3 on 5th September
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