Dyersburg flight paramedic celebrates career milestone

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Dyersburg flight paramedic Chad Nichols, right, recently earned his 1000th patient flight wings. Program Director Brad Woody presented the wings.

Dyersburg flight paramedic Chad Nichols recently celebrated a milestone in his career with Air Evac Lifeteam – his 1,000th patient flight.

Nichols joined Air Evac in October 2007, and helped open the air medical base at its first location. Prior to joining the company, he worked for Med Center EMS in Jackson, Tenn., and Lauderdale County EMS in Ripley, Tenn. Nichols attended EMT classes at Dyersburg State Community College, and paramedic school at Southwest Community College in Memphis.

“The thing about working for Air Evac is the fact that it has never been ‘just a job,’ and it never gets to be routine,” Nichols said. “I love that my co-workers are my family, and I love that my job challenges me to be the best I can be in my profession.”

Nichols resides in Kenton, Tenn., with his wife, Ashley and their four children: Paxton, Paige, Payton and Landon. 

Air Evac Lifeteam, headquartered in O’Fallon, Mo., is the largest independently owned and operated air medical service provider in the United States, with more than 125 air medical bases across 15 states. Air Evac is the leading provider of helicopter air ambulance services to communities in need of rapid medical transport to advanced emergency health care.

Flight crews, consisting of a pilot, flight nurse and flight paramedic, are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to the scene of an emergency, or provide transportation between medical facilities. For more information, visit www.lifeteam.net.

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