REACH Air Medical Services Relocates Fixed-Wing Air Medical Base to Redding


The 24-hour airplane base will begin operations in Redding on November 9.
(REDDING, Calif.) — REACH Air Medical Services (REACH) today announced that it will relocate its 24-hour air medical transport base in Mather to the Redding Municipal Airport. The new location, which will begin operations November 9, will increase coverage for healthcare facilities and communities in the most northern part of the state.

"We have proudly served the communities of Northern California from our helicopter base in Redding for more than two decades," Anna Blair, Vice President of Operations for Global Medical Response’s Pacific Region, said. "Continuing that legacy of service, enhancing care to the communities of Northern California and providing local health systems and EMS agencies with an additional air medical resource is just another way we help provide care to the world at a moment's notice."

The Redding base is staffed by highly trained and experienced pilots, flight nurses and flight paramedics and is maintained by on-site aviation maintenance technicians. The King Air B200 airplane operated at this base is medically configured with the latest avionics and safety features and has a range of 1,580 nautical miles.

“This relocation is great news for Shasta County and clearly demonstrates REACH’s commitment and dedication to our area,” said Casey Fatch, CEO of Shasta Regional Medical Center.

REACH operates air medical bases throughout the Western U.S. with an additional air medical base already located in the city of Redding. The 24-hour helicopter base currently located at Shasta Regional Medical Center will also relocate to the Redding Municipal Airport on November 9 and begin operations alongside the fixed-wing team.

These two air medical assets will allow for enhanced air medical support in the community by providing a secondary level of coverage when one base is already in service on another call.