May 12, 2010


COLUMBIA, Tenn. — Maury Regional Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Vanderbilt LifeFlight and Columbia State Community College will host the ninth annual EMS Night Out Helicopter and Safety Expo on Tuesday, May 18, at 6:00 p.m. The event will be held at Columbia State Community College near the Hickman Building in celebration of National EMS Week.

The EMS Night Out Helicopter Expo will consist of emergency aircraft exhibits from Vanderbilt LifeFlight, Air-Evac Lifeteam, Tennessee Highway Patrol, and Metro Nashville Police Department. Personnel from these units will present their respective aircrafts and discuss the mission and capabilities of the units.

Numerous other surrounding emergency agencies will also be on hand, including Vanderbilt, Maury Regional EMS, Columbia Police Department and SWAT unit, Maury County Hazardous Materials Team, Maury County Sheriff’s Department, Maury County Fire Department and Tennessee State Parks. Educational booths will include Maury Regional Medical Center, Vanderbilt and Columbia State Community College.

Attendees are asked to bring a nonperishable food or cleaning supply item as a donation to benefit area residents affected by the recent flooding. Maury Regional EMS will pair with the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency to distribute the items.

The expo is open to the community; but emergency medical technicians, critical care nurses, paramedics and occupational medicine personnel are especially encouraged to attend. The program is free and the evening will include a meal. There is no need to register. Each participant will be awarded .2 Continuing Education Units. For more information, contact Danny Fleming, Maury Regional EMS education coordinator, at 931.490.4650.