Life Star

On Friday, Sept. 23, aviation and allied health students from Westfield Technical Academy, and biomedical pathway students from Westfield High School watched a Life Star emergency medical evacuation helicopter land on Jachym Field and had the opportunity to meet the crew of pilot Stephen Irving and the medical crew, nurse Jillian Bezilla and paramedic David Robinson.

Irving said the crew came in on Life Star 3, one of three helicopters owned by Hartford Hospital, this one based at Westfield Barnes Regional Airport. The other two are based in Norwich and Meriden, Connecticut.