RESOLUTION NO. RS2014-1138
A resolution recognizing Vanderbilt LifeFlight on their 30th anniversary of providing service to Nashville and the greater Middle Tennessee region.
WHEREAS, the Vanderbilt LifeFlight program began in June of 1984, with a Bell 206 Long Range helicopter and initiated operations on July 5, 1984; and
WHEREAS, the Vanderbilt LifeFlight, is the critical care air medical transport service of Vanderbilt University that supports the Level 1 Trauma Center at Vanderbilt; and
WHEREAS, the LifeFlight program provides the highest level of care possible in the safest manner to the people of our service area and also strives to provide quality education to our colleagues in the emergency services field; and
WHEREAS, Vanderbilt LifeFlight averages more than 3,000 flights per year serving an area within a 150-mile radius of Nashville and utilizes a dual critical care nurse-emergency medical technician care team; and
WHEREAS, LifeFlight provides emergency communications through its communications center and is a state designated Regional Medical Communications Center for Region 5 commonly known as Nashville MedCom; and
WHEREAS, today LifeFlight has expanded to a five helicopters with bases in Lebanon, Clarksville, Mt. Pleasant, Tullahoma and Smyrna, Tennessee; an airplane based in Nashville, and four ground ambulances; and
WHEREAS, LifeFlight provides medical coverage at more than 600 events in the Nashville area with its Event Medicine division; and
WHEREAS, LifeFlight initiates the Pre-Designated Emergency Landing Area program which assists local EMS services in identifying safe and efficient landing areas for LifeFlight, has hosted the international conference of the Association of Air Medical Services and LifeFlight has received the MBB Aeromedical Safety Award; and
WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the Metropolitan Council recognizes the commitment, dedication, and valuable service of the men and women who make the LifeFlight program a success.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. The Metropolitan Council hereby goes on record as recognizing Vanderbilt LifeFlight on their 30th anniversary of providing service to Nashville and the greater Middle Tennessee region.
Section 2. The Metropolitan Council Office is directed to prepare a copy of this Resolution to be presented to Vanderbilt LifeFlight.
Section 3. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Burkley Allen, Buddy Baker
|Referred to:||Rules & Confirmations Committee|
|Introduced:||June 17, 2014|
|Adopted:||June 17, 2014|
|Approved:||June 18, 2014|
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