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New Helicopter Landing Pad Will Help Save Lives In Jackson County
Updated May 26, 2015 9:46 AM
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(SPRINGHILL) - A new helicopter landing pad on SpringHill's property in northern Jackson County could help save lives in the event of a medical emergency.

SpringHill, in the 2000 block of West State Road 258 near Seymour, is an evangelical Christian organization that hosts thousands of children and families for summer camp, family camp and youth retreats.

In the past, anyone requiring medical air transport in that part of the county would be taken to Hamilton Township Volunteer Fire Department in Cortland, where a StatFlight helicopter would land.

Now in less than 12 minutes, StatFlight can make a landing at the new landing site near near the Red Brush pavilion on SpringHill's property

Once on the ground, the helicopters, equipped with the same technology and tools as that of a hospital emergency room, can transport patients to Level 1 trauma centers in Indianapolis or Louisville.

Currently there are eight other zones scattered around Jackson County that StatFlight can utilize.

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