May 9, 2007



COLUMBIA, Tenn. – Maury Regional Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Vanderbilt LifeFlight and Columbia State Community College will host the sixth annual EMS Night Out Helicopter Expo on Tuesday, May 22, at 6:00 p.m. The event will be held at Columbia State Community College in the Cherry Theatre of the Hickman Building in celebration of National EMS Week, May 13-19.

The EMS Night Out Helicopter Expo will consist of emergency aircraft exhibits from Vanderbilt LifeFlight, Air-Evac Lifeteam, Huntsville MedFlight, 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 to discuss their mission and capabilities, including 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, Columbia Hazardous Device Unit, American Red Cross, Tennessee State Parks, Governor’s Highway Safety Program, Tennessee National Guard Drug Counter-Operations Unit, and representatives from Vanderbilt’s Emergency Department, Pediatric Emergency Department, Trauma Unit and Burn Unit.

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.


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