A group of students from Artesia High School’s EMS class view the helicopter up close Tuesday at West Main Baptist Church. The class is currently studying the duties of first responders in emergency situations. Brandon Messick - Daily Press

A group of students from Artesia High School’s EMS class view the helicopter up close Tuesday at West Main Baptist Church. The class is currently studying the duties of first responders in emergency situations. Brandon Messick – Daily Press

By BRANDON MESSICK

Daily Press Staff Writer

Artesia’s new medevac helicopter touched down Tuesday at West Main Baptist Church, where EMS officials received some experience in communication with medevac pilots and personnel.

The two-ton Agusta A119 Koala helicopter has been a lifesaver for residents of Southeast New Mexico — literally. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.