More than 50 area professionals attended the event, which included presentations on safety issues such as the dangers that drones pose to helicopters and the challenges of maintaining personal safety when dealing with irate patients or citizens.
The event was one of several stops on the national Great American Safety Drive, which raises money for the MedEvac Foundation. The foundation funds ongoing research and provides support for families who have lost a loved one in an accident. The drive includes two custom cars that are traveling to safety events nationwide.
The southwest Missouri event featured a 2015 Camaro donated for the annual drive. Participants in the event were able to purchase raffle tickets to win one of the cars, which will be given away at the 2015 Air Medical Transport Conference in Long Beach, Calif., in October.