REACH Air Medical Services New Air Ambulance Base In Alpine

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Brian
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REACH Air Medical Services New Air Ambulance Base In Alpine

Postby Brian » Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:30 am

REACH Air Medical Services Announces Planned Opening Of New Air Ambulance Base In Alpine.

Alpine – REACH Air Medical Services (REACH) announces the planned opening of its new air ambulance base in Alpine, California. This emergency medical helicopter service is expected to be placed on the Viejas Casino grounds serving the tribal communities and surrounding region with 24/7/365 emergency air medical transport. This is the sixth REACH air transport vehicle offering service in the southern California area.

Placement of this helicopter is the result of several years of relationship building on the parts of REACH, headquartered in Northern California, and the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians, their Fire Department and leadership. The culmination of their efforts means that the many thousands of residents and visitors in this area will have improved access to critical care air transport services. The helicopter will be used to provide life-saving service to rural communities as well as the recreation areas that Eastern San Diego County is known for.

Final steps are underway for the base opening, planned for Q4 of 2015.

The aircraft chosen to serve this area will be a Eurocopter EC-135 helicopter with dual engines and Instrument Flight Rules capability (meaning it can fly when some other aircraft are grounded due to weather). This aircraft has the ability to carry not just crew and patient, but also a family member whenever possible. This aircraft is capable of airspeeds of up to 150 miles per hour, and is equipped with night vision goggles to enhance safety of nighttime operations.
http://reachair.com/about-us/our-fleet/

August 20, 2015 - REACH Air Medical Services Announces Planned Opening of New Air Ambulance Base in Alpine, CA.
http://reachair.com/news-events/newsroom/
http://www.thedesertreview.com/reach-ai ... in-alpine/


Tail number registration to follow later this year!

RescueKujo
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Re: REACH Air Medical Services New Air Ambulance Base In Alpine

Postby RescueKujo » Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:09 pm

according to a friend who works at Reach, the copter will be identical including the paint scheme to Reach 16, the helo at Oceanside airport. It will be designated Reach 21. A hanger and crew quarters are being constructed at the Viejas helipad. Should be operational sometime mid December.

mike
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Re: REACH Air Medical Services New Air Ambulance Base In Alpine

Postby mike » Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:47 pm

Any idea of any frequency or RCS talkgroup for the Reach Helo?

RescueKujo
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Re: REACH Air Medical Services New Air Ambulance Base In Alpine

Postby RescueKujo » Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:07 pm

I do not know Reach's company frequency. All San Diego County scene calls are still coordinated through AMR via County contract.

As a side note, Mercy 6 has been relocating to Ramona during the day.

Brian
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Re: REACH Air Medical Services New Air Ambulance Base In Alpine

Postby Brian » Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:08 pm

REACH Air Medical Services Announces Opening of New Air Ambulance Base in Alpine, California
http://globenewswire.com/news-release/2 ... ornia.html
http://reachair.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com ... ine-CA.pdf
http://www.helis.com/database/news/reach_alpine_op/

N317RX with 'VIEJAS' on the helicopter.

Eurocopter 135 P2+ (135 P2i)
MFR Year: 2008
C/N: 0752 , History: N812DR, N317RX
N317RX,N812DR,EUROCOPTER DEUTSCHLAND GMBH,EC 135 P2+,0752,REACH AIR MEDICAL SERVICES LLC,LEWISVILLE,TX,20151103,A3625F
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry ... txt=N317RX
http://helihub.com/2015/11/11/register- ... mber-2015/
http://www.rotorspot.nl/product/ec135.php

Image

It was with ERA Helicopters as N812DR before it was sold to REACH.
https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... elicopters
https://flightaware.com/resources/registration/N812DR
2009 photo: http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/N812DR.html


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