Port Royal – A Life Lion Air Ambulance from the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center will touchdown at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night, July 28, as part of Juniata County Fire & Rescue (EMS) Night at the track. 

Barring an emergency elsewhere that requires its services, the Life Lion helicopter is slated to touchdown at the track in the infield from 5 pm until 6:30 pm. 

Fans will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the chopper during that time in the infield.

Infield access from touchdown at 5 until lift-off at 6:30 pm will be for helicopter tours and viewing only. 

As such, lawn chairs, blankets, coolers, etc., will not be permitted in the infield until after 6:30 pm when full infield access will again be available. 

For more than twenty-five years, Penn State Hershey Life Lion Critical Care Transport has been saving lives in central Pennsylvania and beyond.

Since the first patient flight in December 1986, more than 30,000 patient transports have been completed, and the team of twenty-three employees has grown to nearly 70 pilots, nurses, paramedics and support staff. 

The night’s activities at Port Royal Speedway are meant to honor and recognize local emergency responders for their commitment to public service in and around Juniata County, the home of Port Royal Speedway and the Juniata County Fairgrounds.  

Some two-dozen pieces of Juniata County emergency response apparatus are also slated to be on display with engines and trucks coming from departments in Port Royal, Mifflin, Fayette Township, Beale Township, Delaware Township, East Waterford, Thompsontown and Richfield.

Ambulance companies slated to appear include Central Juniata EMS, Port Royal EMS and Fayette EMS. 

Kids fire truck rides will be given on the Juniata County Fairgrounds from 5:30 until 6:15 pm after gates open at 5. 

And a parade will take place around the speedway itself during intermission.

Plus, the Seven Mountains Emergency Medical Services Council will have Andy the Ambulance roaming the grounds to interact with fans of all ages. 

Andy the Ambulance is an interactive, remote controlled educational ambulance used as a tool for public outreach and education.

The council will also have static displays of mass casualty equipment on hand and emergency preparedness kits for distribution along with other giveaways. CPR training will also be available for anyone interested. 

The night promises to be a fun one for one and all with fantastic racing action on the agenda as well with racing action for the Aumiller’s Insurance 410 sprints, AB Auto Glass late models, 305 sprints and the Juniata Tire Sales/Casner’s Service Center enduro dash divisions beginning at 7:30 pm.

Adult general admission for the show is $15 with youth ages 12 – 18 admitted for the low price of just $5.