In December 2010, Air Two, an advanced medical helicopter transfer service, began providing medevac service to the southern New Jersey regions of Camden, Burlington, Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland, Atlantic, and Cape May counties.
The Air Two air medical unit is a joint collaboration between Cooper and Atlantic Ambulance Corporation. Based at the Millville Municipal Airport in Cumberland County, the helicopter, an EC-135 Eurocopter model, is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment including GPS, radar, an aircraft collision avoidance system, and four different communications radios, including satellite.
The Air Two medevac program is a 24-hours-a-day/seven-days-a-week medical transport service that provides inter-facility transports to Cooper and other tertiary care services for advanced, specialized care. It also is available to respond to the scene for 911 calls, providing additional support for local EMS agencies.
Advanced flight crew training is a hallmark of Air Two medevac services. Staff members receive intensive specialized training in cardiac, neurologic, pediatric, trauma, and critical care.Air Two fulfills a need for additional medevac coverage in the southern region of the state, providing patients with enhanced access to critical services when time is a factor in maximizing a patient’s chances for a positive outcome.
“Air Two allows us to provide transport and unmatched care in southern New Jersey,” says Rick Hong, MD, Head of the Division of EMS/Disaster Medicine at Cooper University Hospital, and Medical Director of Air Two.