From Sam Smith, Acting Savoy Fire Chief:
I would like to invite you for an exciting training opportunity with AirLife Helicopter and Savoy Fire Department on Monday July 19th. Weather and emergency call dependent the helicopter will be landing at Bill Smith Park around 7:15PM. Spectators are able to watch the landing from the west parking lot off of Prairie Rose Lane. After landing and shut down, there will be an opportunity to view the helicopter as well as a question and answer session with the flight crew.
More information on AirLife:
AirLife is stationed at Carle Foundation Hospital with an air medical transport team on duty around the clock, providing complete air medical transportation services throughout east central Illinois. As the region's Level I Trauma Center, it is imperative to bring critically ill or injured patients to the highest level of care as safely and quickly as possible. The 22-member flight crew consists of experienced EMS pilots, critical care flight registered nurses, neonatal nurses, and critical care flight paramedics. AirLife currently operates one single-engine Eurocopter EC130 with a travel speed of 150 miles per hour. Its interior is fully medically configured and equipped with the very latest patient care equipment, GPS, satellite tracking and avionics. The large cabin acts as an airborne emergency room allowing the flight team full access to the patient’s entire body so that critical care procedures can be performed en route.
Sounds like a great opportunity!