REACH Air Medical Services today announced the opening of its newest emergency air medical transport base in Victorville, California. The new base will work closely with American Medical Response of San Bernardino County and will also operate alongside the company’s first Victorville location run in partnership with the San Bernardino County Fire Department.
The new air ambulance base will provide emergency transport services 24-hours a day, seven days a week. The central location will result in faster response times for emergency and trauma patients in San Bernardino County and the surrounding regions.
“We are incredibly pleased to open this base and to be serving the residents of our
community,” said Sean Russell, President of REACH Air Medical Services. “REACH is proud to now be working alongside AMR of San Bernardino County and to continue working closely with the San Bernardino County Fire Department, as well as increasing our overall support to local EMS and healthcare systems.”
The Victorville base is staffed by a flight crew consisting of highly trained and experienced pilots, clinicians, and aircraft maintenance technicians. The Airbus H-135 helicopter operated at this base is medically-configured with the latest avionics and safety features. This aircraft is also one of the only instrument flight rule (IFR) capable helicopters in the region, which means it can provide service during inclement weather when other aircraft may be grounded.
REACH operates throughout Southern California with additional air medical bases located in Riverside, San Diego, and Imperial Counties. The proximity of these bases allows for additional air transport coverage in the community when an asset is already in service on another call.