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SANDUSKY COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) -
life-saving service is touching down in Sandusky County, getting patients the
help they need at a faster pace.
time it takes to get from the scene of an emergency in Sandusky County to the
hospital has been cut nearly in half thanks to a service offered through ProMedica
Air. The hospital brought a new air ambulance to the county.
newest ProMedica Air chopper is housed at Sandusky Regional Airport, where
paramedics say they're on call around the clock.
helicopter is in operation 24/7, 365 days a year," said Bradley Periat, a
bringing the helicopter to Sandusky this summer, Periat says they've been on
multiple emergency flights where timing has been critical.
are a lot of things that are very time-sensitive, so the quickest we can get
the patient to the level of care that they need, the best it's going to be for
that patient," he said.
Spralding works as a lineman at the airport, and says as a Sandusky County
resident, he feels safe putting his family's lives in the paramedics' hands if
talked to quite a few of the flight crew, and they're definitely top-notch
people," Spralding said. "I would definitely be proud to have them transport
In a statement from ProMedica, the mission of ProMedica
Air is to "serve patients within the community, whether they are in a hospital
or pre-hospital setting." Officials said, "ProMedica Air's continued focus is
on providing safe, emergent, high-quality patient care when time is critical to