Henryetta, Cushing Air Evac Teams Deployed To South Texas

Tuesday, August 29th 2017, 11:25 am
By: News On 6

Air Evac Lifeteam crews from Cushing and Henryetta are in Texas providing transport and care for victims in areas affected by Harvey. 

Joe Grygiel, senior director of base operations for Air Evac Lifeteam, said all aircraft and crews are on their way to the Air Evac Lifeteam fixed wing base at the San Antonio airport.

“All requests for patient transports will come from FEMA,” Grygiel said. “We expect our crews to be actively deployed for five to seven days.”

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Cushing's Air Evac 36 and Henryetta's Air Evac 135 are part of the response from six states. 

Grygiel said their deployment will not affect their response in those areas. The company has 135 air medical bases in 15 states, a news release states.

“Our bases are located contiguously for just this reason,” he said. “We have aircraft and crews ready to provide backup, respond and provide ACCESS to a higher level of health care.”