New Air Ambulance Service May Be On Its Way to Pecos

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

PECOS - Pecos might get a new air ambulance service, but it won't be in the form of a chopper.

At last week's city council meeting, the EMS Chief proposed teaming up with O'Hara Flying Service for a small airplane.

Joseph Tollet says the plane would help airlift patients to bigger hospitals in neighboring cities like Odessa.

"It's going to cut our transport times in half... This will be a nice addition because the fixed wing can fly times helicopter can't," Pecos EMS Chief, Joseph Tollett, said.

During windy conditions, medical helicopters are usually grounded.