First Flight has expanded its air ambulance service operations by opening a new base at the San Angelo Regional Airport in Texas. This base will support the air ambulance’s operations in the west and central regions of Texas. This facility will help the air ambulance company in providing their support to hospitals in smaller communities.
About First Flight and Their New Base
First Flight is a fully-licensed air ambulance company that provides round-the-clock medical transport with fixed-wing air ambulance aircrafts. Their service extends to both emergency and non-emergency patients.
The company has leased a 7,000-square-foot space at San Angelo Regional Airport for the company’s hangar and offices. The hangar will house the company’s King Air C-90 aircraft. First Flight started their San Angelo operations on May 15 with an aim to positively impact the community.
Staff Accommodations for Better Air Ambulance Service
Each First Flight aircraft has a crew comprising of pilots and highly-trainer paramedics and nurses. To ensure better efficiency of their San Angelo operations, the company will be setting up living quarters for the staff just outside the airport grounds. So crew members can quickly and easily reach the base in case of an emergency.
First Flight will have a crew on standby at all hours of the day. This will ensure that the helicopter takes flight within just 15 minutes of getting a call or a patient arriving. With speedy liftoff, the aircraft will be able to transport the patient for specialized care without losing time.
First Flight currently has four paramedics to man their operations in San Angelo. They intend to hire up to 12 employees this year to ensure better air ambulance service. This new base will help the air ambulance company in transporting patients in smaller communities to high-end medical facilities.