Medical helicopter will land in Wilton Nov. 21

At approximately 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, Yale New Haven Hospital's “SkyHealth” medical helicopter will be landing at Allens Meadows Park in Wilton, as part of an orientation and training exercise for the Wilton Fire Department, CERT, Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps and the Wilton Police Department.

According to a police press release, “it is expected that [the helicopter] will soon be available to transport critical patients to any of our area hospitals, from remote areas of town or when normal traffic routes to the hospitals are impassible.”

“Given the heightened sensitivity to homeland security,” the press release continued, “we understand that the presence of a low flying helicopter in the skies above Wilton [can be alarming], however, this is just a training exercise which should improve emergency medical transportation and not something residents should be alarmed by.”