Waukesha County Radio Services Receives FFL "Partners In Safety" Award

Waukesha County Radio Services Receives Flight For Life “Partners In Safety” Award


Waukesha, Wisconsin – March 21, 2016– On Monday, March 21, the Flight For Life Waukesha Base recognized Waukesha County Radio Services with the Flight For Life Partners in Safety Award. The award was presented by Flight For Life (FFL) Safety Officer Matt Reinhart, Chris Forncrook, Lead Communication Specialist of our Flight Communication Center, Jim Singer, FFL Transport System Director and the FFL duty crew. Accepting the award were Paul Farrow - Waukesha County Executive, Chris Petterson - Radio Services Administrator, and Steve Milner - Radio Communications Specialist.

This award was developed in 2015 as a way to acknowledge a specific facility, organization, or department’s dedication to safety and “above and beyond” efforts to ensure the continued safety of FFL’s patients, crew and aircraft.

Flight For Life formed a strong partnership with Radio Services after moving to the Waukesha hangar facility in 2008. They have kept the safety of the FFL aircraft, crew and patients in the forefront by communicating any changes, pertinent information, or new tower construction to FFL on an ongoing basis. Whenever they are made aware of a non-functional tower light, they notify FFL immediately. They are always looking out for our safety.

Recently they contacted FFL regarding the construction of two new 265 foot towers. The lighting systems on the towers are LED based which are difficult to see when FFL utilizes Night Vision Goggles (NVG). They ordered the lighting on the towers to be configured with infrared light emitters so that they are NVG visible.

It is for these reasons and many more that the FFL Safety Committee chose to recognize Waukesha County Radio Services with its Partners In Safety Award.

Thank you to Waukesha County Radio Services for all you do to keep us safe.




FFL - 03/22/2016