Rico Aviation, Air Methods Plan Ribbon Cutting to
Celebrate New Helicopter, July 24 and July 25
Amarillo, Texas – July 19, 2017 - Rico Aviation recently announced its partnership with Air Methods, expanding its critical care reach with a new Bell 407 helicopter air ambulance. The community and media are invited to the ribbon cutting ceremony planned for July 24 in Amarillo and July 25 in Dalhart, TX
WHAT: The 21-year-old Rico Aviation adds new rotor wing capabilities
to enhance access to lifesaving care for residents in the Texas Panhandle,
Southern Colorado, Oklahoma Panhandle and Eastern New Mexico. The year-round air medical base is located in Dalhart, Texas and is staffed by Rico Aviation clinicians—flight nurses and flight paramedics—and Air Methods emergency medical services (EMS) pilots and mechanics, creating 15 new jobs. The helicopter is medically-equipped and includes items such as oxygen, airway resuscitation equipment, heart monitor/defibrillator, suction, IV pump and fluids, specialized monitor/testing equipment, ventilators, and emergency medications.
2:00 pm Amarillo Hangar
Tuesday, July 25th
2:00 pm Dalhart Hangar
Aviation Hanger Dalhart
10200 American Drive 11900 Airport Rd
Amarillo, TX 79111 Dalhart, TX 79022
medical base dedicated to providing lifesaving care to those in need
medically-equipped for flying emergency room services
medical crew, including flight nurses, flight paramedics, EMS pilots
Aviation President Richard Coon
helicopter marks the fourth aircraft in the Rico Aviation fleet, which includes
two dedicated fixed wing air ambulances and a charter jet. With these aircraft,
Rico Aviation provides emergency air medical service to patients 24 hours a
day, seven days a week. The Rico Aviation fixed wing air ambulance services
will continue to be operated by the same Rico Aviation team known and trusted
in Amarillo for 21 years.
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