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Sheriffs and Emergency Personnel Meet with Mercy One Staff

Marion, Monroe, Mahaska, Appanoose, Wapello and Davis County Sheriffs along with Communication Director Martha Dykstra and Knoxville Fire Chief Mike Roberts met with the Mercy One Director of Emergency Transport Dan Keough and two flight nurses Tuesday morning to discuss the new Mercy One helicopter that will be based out of the Knoxville Airport beginning this November. The group discussed how long it will take to service the outlying counties, how the different agencies will work together and what to do when the aircraft cannot fly due to poor weather conditions. Keough says the goal is to have the Bell 407 aircraft operating out of Marion County by November 1st but says it will be up and running by November 15th at the latest.