Eagle Air Med held a grand opening for its new base in Blanding last Friday and hosted more than seventy elementary students and teachers, from Bluff Elementary School, in a guided tour of the facility.
Mike Brown, Eagle Air Med’s Director of Business Development, and Shannon Pollack, Vice-President of Business Development, were among the company’s dignitaries and employees who hosted the open house. Students were given tours of Eagle Air Med’s aircraft, including the King Air. They also got to tour an ambulance from San Juan County EMS and spent time inside the Eagle Air Med Hangar, which can house four large King Air fixed-wing aircraft.
Brown welcomed the students from Bluff and then helped guide them through the facility. He even showed them how to make the ‘coolest’ paper airplanes and demonstrated the proper technique for making them fly. Other Eagle Air Med employees helped guide the students through the aircraft, answered questions and made them feel at home, during their visit. Pollock explained that Eagle Air Med officially opened its new Blanding Base the first week of October and flight crews made several flights that first week.
Eagle Air Med has more than 35 years of air ambulance experience and has
transported more than 36,000 patients. With the addition of the Blanding base the company has seven base locations in five states utilizing fixed-wing aircraft. Eagle Air Med operations have been based in San Juan County for many years,
but the addition of a locally based flight tam will significantly increase air medical availability to San Juan County residents.
Eagle Air Med is a participating provider to the AirMedCare Network, the
nation’s largest air ambulance membership network. Memberships are available to the public for $85 a year for an entire household and cover the costs for an emergency flight by Eagle Air Med, or any of the Network’s more than 320 locations across 38 states. For more information, or to sign up with the AirMedCare Network, go to www.airmedcarenetwork.com or call 844-632-7047.
Eagle Air Med officially opened its new Blanding Base earlier this month and later held an open house that included a tour and activities for Bluff Elementary students. Staff