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AIRLIFE Denver Spreads its Wings with Third Helicopter
Date:12/18/2007

New addition will provide much-needed service to North

DENVER, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- AIRLIFE Denver is expanding emergency services with the addition of a third helicopter to be stationed in northern Colorado. The expansion is expected to take effect in February 2008 and will provide air ambulance coverage to an area with a documented need for quality emergency and critical care transportation.

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AIRLIFE has partnered with Air Methods, a Colorado-based company committed to exceeding the highest safety standards in the industry, and the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District to operate the third AIRLIFE safety enhanced aircraft from Frederick-Firestone Fire Station #2. This location on I-25 southeast of Longmont compliments the existing helicopter bases in Lone Tree [at Sky Ride Medical Center] and Aurora [at The Medical Center of Aurora]. Frederick-Firestone was strategically chosen to augment existing ground and air medical resources in the area.

"This new base allows us to reach more patients, more areas, more quickly, while providing the high quality care our patients and partners expect, 24 hours a day," says Jana Williams, program director for AIRLIFE Denver.

The four AIRLIFE specialty teams -- High Risk Obstetrics, Neonatal transport, Intra-aortic balloon pump team, and the Stroke team -- in addition to the primary flight nurse team will respond to emergency needs in the northern communities with this new helicopter.

This third helicopter will provide service in northern Colorado -- Boulder County, Weld County, Morgan County, Larimer County and southern Wyoming. AirLife's expansion has the support of officials with northern Colorado emergency medical services and hospitals in the area.

"We are proud to partner with AIRLIFE Denver for their long-standin
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