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Erlanger says Life Force 4 to be based in Fannin

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) – Officials at Erlanger have announced that a new medical helicopter will be aiding the residents of North Georgia.

Erlanger will deploy Life Force 4 to new base in Fannin County, Georgia, on October 14.

Erlanger officials say the decision to place the new helicopter in Fannin was a strategic move to serve the area of Southeast Tennessee, Western North Carolina and Northern Georgia.

"Residents of this area will greatly benefit from the expanded services and shorter flights to Erlanger's trauma center," said Steve Straughen, LIFE FORCE program director. 

Life Force 4 will be based at Fannin Regional Hospital until a permanent base can be built.

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