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Carilion Clinic Life-Guard Debuts New Exhibit at Virginia Museum of Transportation

This Saturday, The Virginia Museum of Transportation (303 Norfolk Ave SW) is hosting its Wings Over Virginia event, debuting Carilion Clinic Life-Guard’s new exhibit and hosting Dr. Peter Jakab, chief curator for the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, for a 2 p.m. presentation, “Wright Borther and the Invention of the Aerial Age.”

Carilion Clinic Life-Guard responds to critical cases where distance is great and time is short. The new exhibit that opens Saturday at the Virginia Museum of Transportation, curated and produced by Carilion, gives visitors an interactive glimpse of the work of the experienced pilots and first responders who are dedicated to saving lives no matter the location.

Established in 1981.Life-Guard is Virginia’s first air ambulance service. Currently operated by Med-Trans Corporation, Life-Guard provides 24-hour transport for the entire state of Virginia, as well as parts of West Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee. The specialized fleet operates out of three bases throughout the state, providing fast emergency access to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, the region’s only Level I Trauma Center.

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