Its official – LifeSaver 2 will no longer maintain a base in Rainbow City.
That information comes to WEIS Radio News through a statement sent Thursday morning by Doug Flanders, Director of Communications and Engagement for Air Methods – which is the owner of LifeSaver.
Flanders said they are working with employees from the Rainbow City site on transitioning them into other locations, or for their next career steps adding that Air Methods will ensure that their service area will still be covered by other medical aircraft including LifeSaver 3 in Cusseta and LifeSaver 4 in Sylacauga.
He stated there will be no disruption in service due to the move, and that the same dispatch number will be used to request emergency air medical services. That number being 1-800-292-8133. The dispatch center will coordinate those requests.
No detailed explanation was given regarding the closure, with Flanders only saying that the decision was made “after a thorough review and analysis of the area,”
We’ll continue to follow this story as it unfolds.