Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) December 16, 2007
Award-winning air ambulance company, AirMed International (airmed.com), has announced the creation of weatherturndown.com, a new website for use by all air medical transport programs, including rotor and fixed-wing.
Weatherturndown.com is a free service allowing medical transport programs to share current information regarding delays or cancellations due to weather. The term "weather turndown" has long been used in the aviation field as a shorthand term for inclement weather conditions and the subsequent 'turning down' of aircraft from takeoff or landing at certain airports. Having a centralized source for weather issues at airports and other facilities across the country will help medical transport companies better serve their patients and keep safety at the forefront of their operations.
The site allows each medical transport program to register one user who will then add others from their program who can also access it. Once logged into the site, the landing page includes a map of the United States highlighting which states have active weather turndown notices. Clicking on a state will display a list of the active turndown notices in that state, who posted the notice, and other information about the turndown where appropriate. The website can be found at weatherturndown.com.
AirMed International is one of an elite number of air medical programs to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) and has designed this free service as another way to promote safety and the open sharing of information among air ambulance programs. CAMTS has established standards (19.02.00 - 20.02.00) used by its accredited programs in the event of weather turndowns. All programs are encouraged to utilize the website.
For more information about the weather turndown website, contact visit http://www.weatherturndown.com or call Sarah Hanley at 800-356-2161 or 205-443-4840.