LifeTeam has expressed their intention to open their sixth air ambulance helicopter base in Kansas. The company is based in Newton and provides medical flight service to those in need. The new base will be located at the Citizens Medical Center in Colby, which is in northwest Kansas. If everything goes as planned, the new base will be opened in early spring.
New Base will House LifeTeam’s New Helicopter
LifeTeam has acquired a new helicopter to add to its fleet. The Bell 407 LongRanger is being turned into an aircraft fit to carry out medical flight service. According to the company’s director of business operations Courtney Bachrodt, the base will function with the help of 15 staff members. They will comprise of several pilots, registered nurses, and paramedics.
Bachrodt also stated that the new Kansas base will operate 24/7, with their services available around the clock. In case of severe weather, the company will be able to house their helicopter at a hanger located in Colby Municipal Airport. LifeTeam chose Colby as their next base because they felt that the area was in dire need of an air ambulance.
Medical Flight Service for Colby Residents
Based on the need of the patients, the service will be able to transport them from Colby to hospitals located in Denver or Wichita. LifeTeam currently has its main base in Newton. Their other bases are in Dodge City, Emporia, Garden City, Hastings, and Hutchinson. Their fixed-wing bases are located in McCook, Neb and Liberal, Garden City.
LifeTeam has also partnered with American Medical Response to provide their services in Austin, Denver, and Hawaii. American Medical Response is a company that provides medical transportation nationwide. With their new base in Kansas, LifeTeam will be able to expand their services further.