It was announced earlier this week that the Greenville Airport Authority has entered into an agreement with Air Evac Lifeteam medical transport service to place a base at the Greenville Airport.
Sherry Schaefer, vice chair of the Airport Authority, said Air Evac officials approached the local group a few months ago about setting up at the airport.
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Schaefer said a building will be constructed southeast of the airplane hangars, on the airport property, with access to Illinois Route 127.
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The Air Evac building will be a hangar with a maintenance shop and crew headquarters to accommodate the staff. The base will employ four full-time flight nurses, four full-time paramedics, four full-time pilots, a mechanic, a program director and a membership sales representative.
A crew will be on duty 24 hours a day.
Air Evac Lifeteam is the largest independently owned and operated membership-supported air medical service in the U.S. with 128 air medical bases in 15 states.