Grand Prairie, TX (PRWEB) April 18, 2013
CareFlite responded to last night’s horrific fire and explosion in West, Texas with ten (10) ground ambulances and four helicopters. The ground ambulances came from CareFlite 911 systems in Hill and Johnson Counties as well as from CareFlite’s Dallas operations.
CareFlite operates the 911/EMS system in Hill County under contract with Hill County ESD #2. Hill County is located immediately north of the town of West.
CareFlite transported numerous patients by ground to hospitals in Waco. Patients transported by air were taken to Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Scott and White in Temple, Parkland in Dallas and JPS in Fort Worth. All of our employees are keeping the families of those who perished as well as the injured in our thoughts and prayers.
CareFlite, founded in 1979, is America’s oldest joint use air medical program. In addition to its air medical program, CareFlite operates five 911 systems, extensive ground ambulance operations stretching from Stephenville to McKinney, wheel chair vans and fixed wing air ambulance. As of December 31, 2013, CareFlite had transported 664,477 patients since beginning operations on October 1, 1979. Its Caring-Heart Membership program has approximately 150,000 members. More information is available at http://www.careflite.org.