May 8, 2008


COLUMBIA, Tenn. – Maury Regional Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Vanderbilt LifeFlight and Columbia State Community College will host the seventh annual EMS Night Out Helicopter Expo on Tuesday, May 20, 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, Metro Nashville Police Department, News Channel 5’s Sky 5 and the Tennessee Army National Guard. Personnel from these units will present their respective aircrafts and discuss the mission and capabilities of the units.

Numerous other public safety agencies will also be on hand, including Vanderbilt, Maury Regional EMS, Columbia Fire Department, Columbia Police Department and SWAT unit, Maury County Hazardous Materials Team, Maury County Sheriff’s Department, Maury County Rural Fire and Rescue, American Red Cross, and Tennessee State Parks. Educational booths will include Maury Regional Hospital, Vanderbilt and Columbia State Community College.

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.

About Maury Regional EMS:

Maury Regional Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has an A-rated department consisting of paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) who are state certified to provide the highest quality emergency medical care. Maury Regional EMS in Columbia utilizes six ambulances, four that are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Ambulances are located at the Earl Paxton Building in Columbia and at fire stations in Culleoka, Mt. Pleasant, and the Neapolis community south of Spring Hill.  Maury Regional Emergency Medical Services has been designated as the Regional Communications Center (RCC) for medical and EMS communications in the South Central Region in Tennessee.

About Maury Regional Hospital:

Maury Regional Hospital is recognized as a 2007 Thomson Top 100® Hospital. The 275-bed not-for-profit regional medical center established in 1953 is located in Columbia, Tennessee. The hospital has a medical staff of 171 physicians, representing more than 30 specialties, and serves approximately 260,000 residents in southern Middle Tennessee with affiliate facilities in Spring Hill, Hohenwald, Lewisburg and Waynesboro. For more information, visit


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