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LifeNet 3 relocates to Orangeburg, South Carolina
The helicopter known as LN3 is officially in LifeNet's new location on the grounds of the Orangeburg Fire District. Despite relocating, it still supports air med needs in Orangeburg and the surrounding counties.
LifeNet's H130 is now based on the grounds of the Orangeburg Fire District.

LifeNet South Carolina has relocated from Medical University of South Carolina - Orangeburg to a new location next to the Orangeburg County Fire District and Orangeburg Fire Training Center. Its service area remains unchanged as the programme continues providing emergency air medical care to the people of Orangeburg County and beyond.

"We are sad to leave MUSC Orangeburg after 17 years, however we are not moving far and will continue providing exceptional critical care to the community that we have served for all these years," says Patrick Lamontagne, account executive with Air Methods, the parent company of LifeNet South Carolina. "The only thing changing is our location."

In addition to crew housing and a freshly poured helipad, the base's new centralised location at 190 Firefighter Lane gives the programme's H130 helicopter, known as LifeNet 3, greater opportunities to support its fire and EMS partners. Due to its proximity to the I-26 and I-95 corridors, it also allows for faster response times to the often-severe car accidents on these major roadways. The dedicated critical care flight crew, which consists of a pilot, flight nurse and flight paramedic, stands ready to serve when called upon.

"We are excited to begin this new chapter at LifeNet Orangeburg, and we look forward to continuing our great relationship with Orangeburg EMS, Orangeburg County Fire District and the surrounding counties," says Air Methods area manager Jason Bober. "We will continue to provide the same great patient care as before. The only change is that we will be launching from a new and improved location."

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