New Hangar Expected To Improve Air Ambulance Response

New Hangar Expected To Improve Air Ambulance Response

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The Watertown International Airport is getting $1.5 million from the state to design and build a new hanger for air ambulance services.

The new hanger will give the air ambulance service, Air Methods, its own facility.

Right now, the LifeNet helicopter is housed in a hanger with private aircraft and the workers' living space is in another building.

"This new hanger facility will put them in a stand-alone dedicated facility just for their operations and eliminate that delayed response to get to their hanger facility and onto an accident scene," said Grant Sussey, airport manager.

Sussey says moving the air ambulance services will also free up space in the airport's current hanger for additional revenue from other private aircraft.

The new hanger should be completed by the spring of 2019.

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