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Air Evac Lifeteam saves lives in rural Missouri

February 16, 2014 and

Saving lives isn’t for everyone, but Air Evac Lifeteam 38 in Kirksville does it almost every day. When patients need quick transportation, pilots, nurses and medics are ready to answer the call.

The Air Evac base, like all the others spread across 15 states, operates 24/7 year-round to ensure optimal patient care for the surrounding rural communities. Bases mostly are funded through $65 annual memberships, which provide members with insurance for a flight. Otherwise, patients might end up with a $20,000 bill. […]