Volume 52, Number 48

twelve pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, November 26, 2015

Two heliports accessible in Pickett County for emergency air transport

Two heliports accessible in Pickett County for emergency air transportby: AMANDA HILL BOND, Publisher
When someone needs to get to an emergency facility quickly, a helicopter transport could make the difference between life or death. With some of the rough terrains with trees and powerlines in the county, it is sometimes difficult for helicopters to be able to land safely when needed. Pickett County currently has two heliports, where patients can be transported to a safe pre-determined location to be air lifted due to an emergency situation.
Byrdstown Medical Center, in conjunction with Air Evac, constructed a heliport in 2003 to aid with safety for patients and flight crews. It has recently had fresh markings to replace the faded paint. The doctors at BMC are grateful to partner with Air Evac and serve the community by providing and maintaining the heliport.
Sunset Marina and Resort recently constructed a floating heliport to prevent medical helicopters from making the sometimes dangerous landings at any of the marinas on the lake due to crowded parking lots and powerlines. Accident victims who are injured on the lake are transported by boat directly to be air lifted which can save time and stress for a patient.


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