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CAL-ORE DONATES $5,750
TO LOCAL FIRE AGENCIES
(October 2, 2014 - Press Release)
 

As part of an ongoing effort to assist local volunteer agencies, Cal-Ore Life Flight recently donated $5,750 in cash to Curry County fire departments.

Cal-Ore Life Flight delivered checks to all volunteer agencies in their 911 response area: Agness Fire & Rescue, Brookings Fire & Rescue, Cape Ferrelo Fire, Gold Beach Volunteer Fire, Harbor Fire, Ophir Fire, Pistol River Fire, and Winchuck Volunteer Fire.

Cal-Ore President, Dan Brattain, said, “Curry County is very fortunate to have such dedicated, professional, and well trained volunteers. These volunteer fire agencies greatly assist our company in providing the highest quality Emergency Medical Services to the community.”

In addition to the donations, Cal-Ore provides on-going training, medical supplies and equipment to these agencies.

Cal-Ore Life Flight General Manager, Joe Gregorio, encouraged local residents to “thank out fire department volunteers for all they do in our community and to support their agencies as much as possible.”

REACH Air Medical Services
Announces Planned Acquisition of
Emergency Airlift Service
Lines and Assets – North Bend, OR
(August 20, 2014 - Press Release)
 

REACH Air Medical Services announces the planned acquisition of the Emergency Airlift (EAL) service lines and assets. Emergency AirLift air ambulance is based in North Bend, Oregon and has been providing critical care services to the central and southern regions of Oregon for 10 years using both helicopters and airplanes to transport thousands of ill or injured patients to advanced medical care.

REACH, along with its partners Cal-Ore Life Flight, based in Brookings, OR, and Airlink Critical Care Transport (CCT), an air medical transport provider with a 29 year history of transporting ill or injured patients from its two bases in Bend, OR will be serving the Coos Bay, Roseburg and Klamath Falls regions and beyond.

“REACH is excited to have the opportunity to be part of the continued efforts to serve the communities that EAL has delivered care to for the last decade. Our goal is to transition smoothly in a manner that does not interrupt service to the area, while enhancing the medical transport capabilities provided to these communities,” says REACH/Cal-Ore President, Sean Russell. “Through our partnerships, we have assembled a highly capable group of air providers to serve the region in a very collaborative way. Between Cal-Ore Life Flight, AirLink CCT and REACH, we will deploy expanded services, capabilities and resources to meet the needs of health care providers, pre-hospital personnel and ultimately, the patients, in a high quality manner.”

“I have been fortunate to serve the people of southern Oregon in the transport of critically ill and injured patients through the inception of EAL. The excellent, dedicated staff, from pilots and mechanics to clinicians, has made me proud to be in this industry.” says Ed Langerveld, Chief Executive Officer of EAL. “I am pleased to know I am passing the torch to such high quality providers who have a wellestablished history of serving Oregon. REACH, Cal-Ore and AirLink CCT will create a network of service to this area and further develop what we have started.”

Rob Hamilton, Chief Operating Officer of Med-Trans stated, “AirLink CCT has done a tremendous job serving the region and providing critical care and safe air medical transports to patients when time is of the essence. We are pleased to be expanding the AirLink CCT services in a more consistent capacity to Klamath Falls and the surrounding area, providing indispensable air medical services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

Service to these current bases will be accomplished through medically configured airplanes and helicopters equipped to fly in inclement weather. Flight medics, respiratory therapists and nurses will provide an ICU level of care during each transport.

REACH invests in its customers through safety and clinical education training for emergency and hospital personnel throughout its footprint, sharing of clinical data and knowledge, and a robust customer service response program aimed at continuous improvement of service.

Cal-Ore Life Flight and
REACH Air Medical Services
Expand Air Ambulance Service
in Siskiyou County
(April 14, 2014 - Press Release)
 

Cal-Ore Life Flight and REACH Air Medical Services are excited to announce the expanded operation of an emergency medical aircraft in Siskiyou County. The company has taken a multi-year lease for a hangar and crew quarters at the Weed Airport. Cal-Ore will provide emergent airplane service for two to three days per week, with a REACH helicopter providing back-up service as needed. This service will benefit customers in Siskiyou County and the entire region.

Joe Gregorio, Director of Service Delivery for Cal-Ore, notes “While we have been serving the region for years, this is a great opportunity for the people of Siskiyou County to have access to increased emergency medical transport services. Weather depending, we can fly patients from the airport in Weed to hospitals throughout Northern California and beyond. And we have the back-up resource of REACH providing service as well.”

With a Cal-Ore Life Flight membership, customers are covered for out-of-pocket expenses if they are flown by Cal-Ore or REACH. What’s more, Cal-Ore has a reciprocal arrangement with Mt. Shasta Ambulance. If Mt. Shasta Ambulance delivers a patient from the hospital to a Cal-Ore aircraft, or from a Cal-Ore aircraft to the hospital, this is also covered by membership. Membership for Siskiyou County residents is just $45 per year, for a household. For more information about membership, please call Jennifer Hart at (530) 510-2915 or via email Jennifer.hart@amgh.us.

If you would like more information about the services of Cal-Ore Life Flight, please contact Joe Gregorio at (541) 661-2083 or via email Joe.Gregorio@Cal-Ore.com.

About Cal-Ore Life Flight and REACH Air Medical Services In 2011 Cal-Ore Life Flight, headquartered in Brookings, OR, merged with REACH Air Medical Services, to provide expanded air ambulance services in Northern California and Oregon. REACH has established bases throughout California, Oregon and Texas. As recognized leaders in patient care, in 1998 REACH and in 2007 Cal-Ore received accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Services (CAMTS). www.cal-ore.com / www.REACHair.com

Cal-Ore Dontaes $6,250
to Local Fire Agencies
(January 11, 2013 - Press Release)
 

As part of an ongoing effort to assist local volunteer agencies, Cal-Ore Life Flight recently donated $6,250 in cash to Curry County fire departments.

Cal-Ore Life Flight delivered checks to all volunteer agencies in their 911 response area: Agness Fire & Rescue, Brookings Fire & Rescue, Cape Ferrelo Fire, Gold Beach Volunteer Fire, Harbor Fire, Ophir Fire, Pistol River Fire, and Winchuck Volunteer Fire.

Cal-Ore President, Dan Brattain, said, "Curry County is very fortunate to have dedicated groups of professional and well trained volunteers. The volunteer fire agencies greatly assist our company in providing the highest quality Emergency Medical Services to the community."

In addition to the donations, Cal-Ore provides on-going training as well as medical supplies and equipment to these agencies, to assist them as needed.

Cal-Ore Life Flight General Manager, Joe Gregorio, encouraged local residents to "thank the fire departments and their volunteers for all they do in our community and to support their agencies as much as possible."