The St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department recently hosted an AirMed training class in the St. Amant community, with the goal of cutting down response times in rescue situations. The training drill was provided free of charge by Acadian Ambulance, and was held at the St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department main fire station on Stringer Bridge Road.

Clint Braud, Quality Improvement Coordinator for Acadian Ambulance, provided instruction on when to use AirMed services, how to establish and secure a proper landing zone, and general safety considerations when operating around helicopters.

“AirMed medical transport is designed to transport critically injured or ill patents to the most appropriate facility in the fastest way possible”, stated St. Amant Fire Department Chief Officer James E. LeBlanc. “The goal of the St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department is to minimize the amount of time between injury and treatment at the most appropriate facility. Most areas in the St. Amant community are within 30 to 40 minutes of a trauma or cardiac care center.”

The St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank Acadian Ambulance for providing us with the training and instruction. Seventeen volunteer firefighters from the St. Amant community attended the event.

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