Sacred Heart helicopter lands for Kiwanis Club

Published: Monday, January 13, 2014 at 10:18 AM.

He said that Air Methods is a company that is “easy to work with” and “they always have local representation.”

“You might find this funny but, in this area, during this time of year it is mostly medical calls; people with the flu or pneumonia and during the summer time it’s trauma,” said Mosley.

He said that if anyone didn’t believe that Interstate 10 was a mass producer of trauma patients then he would show them statistics that would prove otherwise.

“I’ve never figured out how someone could get on the interstate the wrong way and I’m sure the people who run into them can’t figure it out either,” said Mosley. “In the summer there’s drownings and the hotter it gets there’s more shootings, stabbings and fights; in the winter colds and heart attacks. We get a lot of visitors from up north and I don’t know what it is about the south but they decide to come down here and have a heart attack or stroke.”

Soon they will have a new, larger aircraft in Crestview.

“We actually have to turn some calls down due to weight restrictions, it seems we love biscuits and it creates a problem for the helicopter trying to transport them,” said Mosley. “We do have a new aircraft coming in that should be here in June and there will virtually be no weight limit for the new helicopter.”

This will also help when family requests to ride with the patient.

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