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Battle Born Medevac Arrives in Yerington on It’s Maiden Flight : March 19, 2024

Yerington, Nevada on Tuesday, March 19,2024 at 6:30pm

Anticipation had been building in the small crowd gathered at the Yerington Airport as the Battle Born Medevac helicopter flew in from the southwest with the Nevada sunset.

In the next few days, Battle Born will announce when they are ready to receive calls to fly patients to hospitals with the level of care needed.

Joey Loehner, CEO of Battle Born Medevac, with Yerington/Mason Valley Fire Protection District Chief Scott Draper.

 

Joey Loehner is the  Chief Executive Officer of Battle Born Medevac (ruralmedevac.com RMA for Rural Medevac Alliance).

 

CEO Loehner announced that after 2 years of planning with the collaboration of the Yerington/Mason Valley Fire Protection District (Y/MVFPD); South Lyon Medical Center (SLMC); City of Yerington; Lyon County Sheriff’s Office; and Lyon County Managers & Commissioners: Battle Born Medevac plans to be in service in the next week.

 

A Battle Born Medevac helicopter will be based at the heli-pad at SLMC staffed 24/7 with a pilot, flight nurse and flight paramedic. Each crew will work for 96 hours (4 days) with 12 days off.

Any medical emergencies will continue to be handled through Lyon County Dispatch and Y/MVFPD with Battle Born Medevac (on standby for medical calls that meet level of care needs).

CEO Joey Loehner reported that there may be times that the Battle Born Medevac Flight Nurse and/or Paramedic may be able to assist existing physicians in the SLMC ER with emergencies as requested.

Battle Born Medevac is leasing a home adjacent to SLMC for immediate access to it’s helicopter, with plans to be “in the air” within 8 to 10 minutes of a call. Battle Born is leasing their business office that is located at the old Yerington City Hall adjacent to the Y/MVFPD Firehouse at 102 S. Main Street, phone #844-704-8880. Resident insurance memberships are available.

Many of Nevada’s rural and frontier communities do not have hospitals. Battle Born Medevac will continue to collaborate with SLMC Administrator Toni Inserra and the Hospital Trustees to bring local residents access to progressive emergency medical care.

Battle Born Medevac will be the closest flight option for Mason & Smith Valleys, Mineral County, Silver Springs, etc. with cooperative service continuing from Care Flight and other private agencies.

Battle Born Medevac’s internet web address is: https://www.ruralmedevac.com/about

Click on a photo below to begin viewing gallery from Battle Born Medevac’s arrival in Yerington on 3/19/2024: