ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Did you know the University of Michigan Survival Flight helicopters fly at an average speed of 175 miles per hour when they’re flying a life-saving mission? On Sunday, July 19, families can check out the entire Survival Flight fleet, and much more, and take part in fun activities at the Livingston County Health & Safety Fair.
The fair will take place from noon to 3 p.m. at the Livingston County Public Safety Complex (1911 N. Tooley Road, Howell, MI 48855), which houses crew headquarters for both Survival Flight and Livingston County EMS, and the hangar space for the maize-and-blue Survival Flight helicopter and fixed-wing jet aircraft.
Survival Flight provides rapid, critical care and safe transport of critically ill and injured patients for the University of Michigan Health System’s three hospitals, the Michigan hospitals of Trinity Health, and the Sparrow Health System.
Grab the family for an afternoon of fun, safety and to learn more about a day-in-the-life of the medical evacuation team!
Fun activities include tours of the Survival Flight Livingston County Base, tours of Livingston County EMS, antique ambulances and classic car show, free blood pressure screenings and loads of activities for the kids, including face painting, balloons, a bounce house and treats. And best of all, it’s all free.
Also at the event: a classic car show that’s stopping in Howell as part of a cross-country tour of air-medical companies, to raise awareness and funds for training programs for air ambulance crews.
The event is hosted and supported by Survival Flight, Livingston County EMS and the Michigan Association of Air Medical Providers (MAAMP) to promote safety in the air and medical industry.
For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/UMSurvivalFlight.