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As part of the OUZ Zane State Public Safety week, Medflight 6 out of McConalsville made an appearance. Students attended the presentation to ask questions, learn about Medflight, the challenges of working in a critical emergency, as well as the experience needed to work in a mobile intensive care unit.
"Medflight has a ground side where we have our own ambulances, nurses and paramedics can work in that area for a little while and get more experience working in emergency situations and then once they meet those certain requirements of Medflight, then they can move on to the rotor side and come flying with us," said Kurt Johnson, Pilot for Medflight 6 out of McConnelsville, OH.
There are nine emergency helicopters in the state of Ohio. Crews rotate but consist of a pilot, paramedic and a nurse. The crew presenting today consisted of Paramedic Amanda Hite, Nurse Sally Bets, and Pilot Kurt Johnson.
"I don't go to work, I go and do my hobby. I love what I do," said Johnson. "I love the people that I work with, the company that I work for. Metro aviation and medflight are fantastic companies to work for. I just love it. This is where I go to relax when I go to work which is strange. You know the old saying is 'if you find a job you love, you'll never work a day in your life' I've got that job, and I love every minute of it. "
Medflight crew members go though intense training and have extensive experience in order to treat critical patients. To learn more about the medflight operations in Ohio, you can visit www.Medflight.com