Air ambulance and patient care talks at the PRRD

Representatives from Team Aeromedical are talking to PRRD directors this morning about bringing care to the region.

Aeromedical is a combination of Advanced Life Support/Critical Care Medicine and rescue to provide patient care, anywhere. Miles Randell, the president of TEAAM Aeromedical and more of his crew have a presentation in front of Peace River Region District directors today.

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The outfit is presenting a pair of options for directors to consider, a $3.7 million a year option for a fully staffed base, or a$1.9 million option B. Both come with $350,000 in start up costs. The group has made in roads in the Peace region already. 

"We are starting getting recognized in the coffee shops," Randell noted that while business in roads are being made, government support is also key.

Area D Leonard Hiebert spoke to the importance of first responders. 

"I work as a medic and have had to call both STARS (air ambulance) and Bailey’s (helicopters) on numerous occasions,” he said.

Chetwynd Mayor Allen Courtoreille says every emergency person is key to the region.

“We are starting with day only flights,” said Randell. “This will get us started.”

Director Karen Goodings noted night response was a key aspect of emergency response in the Peace region.

No decision was made after the presentation - however directors are expected to discuss the matter later on the agenda.

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