Chopper service aids Lauderdale Co. residents in emergencies

A yearly membership of $65 dollars per household will offset the cost of air transport if ever needed. (Source: WAFF)
A yearly membership of $65 dollars per household will offset the cost of air transport if ever needed. (Source: WAFF)

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - In the last three weeks, three people have lost their lives on Highway 207 in Lauderdale County, leaving local police and first responders even more alert on a dangerous roadway.

Members of the Anderson Volunteer Fire Department reached out to the local Air Evac program to come out and help educate their community on their services.

When emergencies happen, the victims and their loved ones are often faced with crippling medical bills. In some situations, air transport is the only way for patients to get the care they need as quickly as possible.

But what sets our area and surrounding region apart is the Air Evac Lifeteam membership.

A yearly membership of $65 dollars per household will offset the cost of air transport if ever needed.

A membership booth was set up along Highway 207 Monday to explain more about their services.

Officials said the Air Evac helicopter is available for the entire community - no matter the situation - but what sets members apart is that they won't be billed for the trip.

"So many times on so many occasions, people who know the expense of air medical cost actually take their life into their own hands and say 'I can't afford it, I'm not going to do it,' and that could be the ride that gets them to the next day," said team member Chris Willis.

Click here to learn more about the Air Evac Lifeteam.

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