We were pleased with the turnout and conduct at the public meeting held Monday night at Wetzel County Hospital to discuss the possible location of a Air Evac EMS, Inc., base at the institution.
We were also happy with the answers and explanations given by Air Evac. While a few internet reports may have given some pause about the company, we found Senior Director of Base Operations Andy Arthurs' answers to be well informed, thorough, and honest.
We hope the Wetzel County Commission will approve this lease agreement and in turn the citizens of our area will have more readily available helicopter transportation in the event of an emergency.
We do understand the concerns about the chopper noise and safety, but they pale in comparison to saving a person's life.