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Fire Crews Prepare for Wildfire Season with Their Annual Wildfire Readiness Exercise
Fire Crews Prepare for Wildfire Season with Their Annual Wildfire Readiness Exercise
5.16.2022

May is recognized as wildfire awareness month.

Hunter Ambulance and GMR Celebrate 80 New EMT Graduates in New York
Hunter Ambulance and GMR Celebrate 80 New EMT Graduates in New York
5.12.2022

Upon graduating, each graduate of the Earn While You Learn program will each receive a raise and a promotion.

Air Evac Lifetime Base in Limestone County  is Ready to Serve
Air Evac Lifetime Base in Limestone County is Ready to Serve
5.12.2022

The base in northern Alabama will be staffed by highly trained pilots, flight nurses, flight paramedics and an on-site aviation maintenance technician.

AMR Lewis County Celebrates 40 Years of Service
AMR Lewis County Celebrates 40 Years of Service
5.12.2022

The operation in Centralia, Washington started May 1, 1982 in partnership with St. Helen Hospital and City Ambulance.

Guardian Flight Opens Base in Gaylord, Michigan
Guardian Flight Opens Base in Gaylord, Michigan
5.5.2022

New operation provides lifesaving flights to area residents and will be staffed by four pilots, two flight nurses and two flight paramedics.

Port of Spain EMT to Be Honored at Annual Stars of Life Awards Ceremony in Washington D.C.
Port of Spain EMT to Be Honored at Annual Stars of Life Awards Ceremony in Washington D.C.
5.2.2022

Renata Baboolal with GMR Trinidad and Tobago was recently named one of 33 GMR Stars of Life.

LaGuardia Held Graduation of 80 Emergency Medical Technicians
LaGuardia Held Graduation of 80 Emergency Medical Technicians
5.2.2022

The graduation comes in the midst of a critical, nationwide EMT shortage.

Washington State EMT to be Honored at Annual Stars of Life Awards Ceremony
Washington State EMT to be Honored at Annual Stars of Life Awards Ceremony
4.29.2022

James Burns of Seattle is being recognized for his heroism that saved one man from harming himself and another from posing a threat to others on a freeway.

Wyoming Flight Paramedic to be Honored at Annual Stars of Life Awards Ceremony
Wyoming Flight Paramedic to be Honored at Annual Stars of Life Awards Ceremony
4.29.2022

Lauri Wempen of Riverton was nominated for her dedication of service to communities in her state.

Alaskan Flight Nurse to be Honored at Annual Stars of Life Awards Ceremony
Alaskan Flight Nurse to be Honored at Annual Stars of Life Awards Ceremony
4.29.2022

Jason Dau was nominated for ensuring that residents in the small community of Kotezbue gets access to life-saving care, even if it's as far away as Anchorage.

Arizona Paramedic to be Honored at Annual Stars of Life Awards Ceremony
Arizona Paramedic to be Honored at Annual Stars of Life Awards Ceremony
4.29.2022

Dylan Schoch of Prescott was nominated for the award because of actions he took to care for a pediatric patient following a motor vehicle accident.

Oregon Rural Metro Firefighter to be Honored at Annual Stars Of Life Awards Ceremony
Oregon Rural Metro Firefighter to be Honored at Annual Stars Of Life Awards Ceremony
4.29.2022

Daniel MacDowell of Grants Pass was nominated for his heroic actions during a medical call involving a child experiencing an allergic reaction.

New Mexico EMT to be Honored at Annual Stars of Life Awards Ceremony
New Mexico EMT to be Honored at Annual Stars of Life Awards Ceremony
4.29.2022

Jack Rathgeber is being honored for the actions he took during an off-highway rescue call to access a patient.

Texas Paramedic to be Honored for Stars of Life Award
Texas Paramedic to be Honored for Stars of Life Award
4.29.2022

Darla Biggerstaff of Waco is one of 33 GMR honorees to be recognized at the May Stars of Life Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

AMR Awarded Five-Year $1.2B Contract As FEMA's National Medical Transport and Support Provider
AMR Awarded Five-Year $1.2B Contract As FEMA's National Medical Transport and Support Provider
4.28.2022

GMR, the parent company of AMR, says the new contract begins on May 1, 2022 and continues through April 30, 2027.

'Every 15 Minutes' Jolts Students With Reality of Drunken Driving
'Every 15 Minutes' Jolts Students With Reality of Drunken Driving
4.28.2022

The program, a collaboration between Ramona High and the California Highway Patrol, aims to challenge students about the dangers of drinking and driving.

Timbers, Thorns FC, Fans and Partners Raise over $500,000 and Counting for Unicef Relief Efforts in Ukraine
Timbers, Thorns FC, Fans and Partners Raise over $500,000 and Counting for Unicef Relief Efforts in Ukraine
4.28.2022

AMR, a supporting partner, donated time and services to the event. The final donation tally is ongoing through May 5.

Safety Preparations Underway as NFL Draft Hits the Las Vegas Strip
Safety Preparations Underway as NFL Draft Hits the Las Vegas Strip
4.27.2022

The NFL Draft is coming to Vegas for the very first time, so plans are being executed to make sure everyone attending stays safe.

Arizona Firefighter Saves Child Born Nine Weeks Premature
Arizona Firefighter Saves Child Born Nine Weeks Premature
4.27.2022

A Rural Metro Firefighter in Gilbert is being hailed as a hero for coming to the rescue of woman and her newborn baby.

Play Ball!
Play Ball!
4.26.2022

A Louisiana girl is back at her game thanks to a quick-acting Air Evac Lifeteam crew.

Flight Nurse Recognized in First Responder in Quarter Program
Flight Nurse Recognized in First Responder in Quarter Program
4.26.2022

Air Evac Lifeteam flight nurse Keva Wright was honored for her selfless acts and being willing to help in any way she can regardless of the situation.

Wyoming Reps. Join AirMedCare to Announce Relaunching of Air Medical Services
Wyoming Reps. Join AirMedCare to Announce Relaunching of Air Medical Services
4.26.2022

House Bill 0007 permits air ambulance membership providers to do business in Wyoming without being considered a type of insurance.

Wildfire Season Sees Strong Beginning in Southern Arizona
Wildfire Season Sees Strong Beginning in Southern Arizona
4.21.2022

Wildfire season is off to an early start in southern Arizona. Rural Metro Fire offers these tips to help you keep your home safe.

Partners in Hope
4.21.2022

GMR, in partnership with the Rochester Institute of Technology, built a neonatal ambulance to address Honduras' infant mortality rate.

33 GMR Team Members To Receive EMS Industry's Highest Honor
33 GMR Team Members To Receive EMS Industry's Highest Honor
4.19.2022

"Stars of Life" honorees will be recognized by AAA in Washington, D.C. in May

AMR, Troup County Fire Department Honor Several
AMR, Troup County Fire Department Honor Several
4.18.2022

AMR Georgia and the Troup County Fire Department honored a class of 18 students who earned their EMT-B certifications.

Baldwin 9-11 Dispatcher Honored for Saving Life of Summerdale Mayor
Baldwin 9-11 Dispatcher Honored for Saving Life of Summerdale Mayor
4.18.2022

Tammy Campbell of Alabama said her shift on February 18 drastically changed when she got a call about Mayor David Wilson's cardiac arrest.

Five Evac Lifeteam Crew Members Celebrate Career Milestones
Five Evac Lifeteam Crew Members Celebrate Career Milestones
4.15.2022

All five fly for Air Evac Lifeteam in Jesup, Georgia and each has flown more than 1,000 patients.

AMR Rochester Banking On All-Female Class of Trainees to Help with EMT Shortage
AMR Rochester Banking On All-Female Class of Trainees to Help with EMT Shortage
4.14.2022

There is something special about this class, which graduated in March. Something unique. There are 10 graduates and all 10 of them are women.

Courieis: We Must Focus on First Responder Mental Health, Wellbeing
Courieis: We Must Focus on First Responder Mental Health, Wellbeing
4.12.2022

Not many of us can understand or empathize with the things first responders encounter during an emergency or even on a daily basis.

How First Responders Are Managing High Gas Prices
How First Responders Are Managing High Gas Prices
4.4.2022

AMR and the Spokane Fire Department in Washington are working to keep ambulances fueled through fire season and beyond.

 Access2Care to Host a Job Fair For Prospective Employees
Access2Care to Host a Job Fair For Prospective Employees
4.4.2022

The job fair will be held from 3-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12 in Tampa, Florida.

Women's History Month: Courtney, Amanda and Women in Emergency Medicine
Women's History Month: Courtney, Amanda and Women in Emergency Medicine
4.1.2022

Courtney Thurman and Amanda Duncan are two of the very few female EMTs who are taking EMS to the skies in the Texas Panhandle.

AMR Earns Prestigious CAAS Reacreditation
AMR Earns Prestigious CAAS Reacreditation
3.29.2022

An independent review validates that accredited agencies adhere to the highest standards in the industry.

Washington County Flight Nurse Honored
Washington County Flight Nurse Honored
3.29.2022

Eric Selby has flown for Air Evac Lifeteam for seven years.

GMR Completes Purchase of Grandview Aviation
GMR Completes Purchase of Grandview Aviation
3.29.2022

The Baltimore-based aviation company brings organ procurement expertise.

Nation's First Ever All-Female Class Graduates From AMR Rochester's EWYL Program
Nation's First Ever All-Female Class Graduates From AMR Rochester's EWYL Program
3.23.2022

The history-making class celebrated during Women’s History Month.

AMR Announces Up To $10,000 in Bonuses for New and Existing Team Members
AMR Announces Up To $10,000 in Bonuses for New and Existing Team Members
3.23.2022

The ambulance service provider is actively hiring qualified paramedics and EMTs.

Global Medical Response Transforms Emergency Response with FirstNet
Global Medical Response Transforms Emergency Response with FirstNet
3.22.2022

FirstNet, provided by AT&T, is the only network built with and for America’s first responders and the extended public safety community.

Long Island Welcomes 11 New EMTs Amidst Nationwide Shortage
Long Island Welcomes 11 New EMTs Amidst Nationwide Shortage
3.22.2022

This is the second class to graduate from the Long Island program since AMR and its parent company, GMR, acquired Hunter EMS last summer.

Monroe County Announces Community Collaboration to Assist Ukraine
Monroe County Announces Community Collaboration to Assist Ukraine
3.21.2022

Donations from the Western New York county include two ambulances and $10,000 in first aid supplies from AMR.

AMR Syracuse Welcomes Therapy Dog In Training
AMR Syracuse Welcomes Therapy Dog In Training
3.15.2022

Once fully trained and certified, Benny, Therapy Dog in-training, will help Paramedics, EMTs and other First Responders with stress relief.

To Have and To Hold
To Have and To Hold
3.15.2022

An Arizona Rural Metro Fire Captain officiates renewal of wedding vows for dying woman.

Helping Ukraine Communities
Helping Ukraine Communities
3.12.2022

Rochester's Ukrainian community said they needed ambulances. They got 3.

Nurse Navigation with AMR
Nurse Navigation with AMR
3.10.2022

The program aims to reduce costs, free up emergency response personnel to address life-threatening situations and improving overall patient outcomes regardless of severity.

Free Urgent Health Service Coming to Knox County
Free Urgent Health Service Coming to Knox County
3.10.2022

Under the Nurse Navigation Program, AMR will connect those in need with a licensed nurse when they call 911 in a non-emergency situation.

'An Innovative Solution' | Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs, AMR Announces Program That Will Route 'Less Emergent' 911 Calls to a Nurse
'An Innovative Solution' | Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs, AMR Announces Program That Will Route 'Less Emergent' 911 Calls to a Nurse
3.10.2022

The Nurse Navigation Program is completely funded through AMR.

Air Evac Lifeteam to Hold Landing Zone Class for Area First Responders
Air Evac Lifeteam to Hold Landing Zone Class for Area First Responders
3.9.2022

The class allows Air Evac Lifeteam to work with area police officers, firefighters and EMS agencies and instruct them on how to interact safety with helicopters.

ONEflight Introduces New Benefits For BAJ Members
ONEflight Introduces New Benefits For BAJ Members
3.9.2022

ONEflight has teamed up with AirMed, which now offers ONEflight Members its full-service emergency air ambulatory services with discounted annual pricing.

How Rising Fuel Costs Impact First Responders, Trucking Companies in East Tennessee
How Rising Fuel Costs Impact First Responders, Trucking Companies in East Tennessee
3.9.2022

For Rural Metro Fire, responding to an emergency is not a choice. They have to care for their community regardless of gas prices increasing.

'Where I’m Supposed to Be:' Local Paramedic Finds Purpose in Work, Despite Pandemic Challenges
'Where I’m Supposed to Be:' Local Paramedic Finds Purpose in Work, Despite Pandemic Challenges
3.4.2022

Julie DeJarnette of Owensboro, Kentucky, who's worked in EMS for more than 20 years, said the job of first responders is an important one, now more than ever.

GMR COO Featured on Podcast
GMR COO Featured on Podcast
3.3.2022

Ted Van Horne, COO, is featured on a Sirius XM Business podcast about workforce shortages and labor issues in EMS.

The Kindness of Strangers
The Kindness of Strangers
3.2.2022

An Oregon man thanks two passersby and an AMR crew for saving him during a cardiac arrest.

Some 911 Calls in Monroe County Now Being Diverted to Nurse Navigators
Some 911 Calls in Monroe County Now Being Diverted to Nurse Navigators
3.1.2022

The “Nurse Navigator” program re-directs certain callers who aren’t acutely ill with other care options to alleviate stress off the ambulance system.

Officers, First Responders Graduate from Crisis Intervention Team Training
Officers, First Responders Graduate from Crisis Intervention Team Training
2.28.2022

The graduating class in Knoxville, Tennessee underwent intensive training in identifying mental health resources to assist people in crisis.

No Room For Error
No Room For Error
2.25.2022

An Oklahoma AEL crew that never worked together makes a complicated flight to save a life.

New Chief in Charge
New Chief in Charge
2.25.2022

Chief Tim Soule accepted the appointment from Chief of Rural Metro Fire’s Southern Arizona (Yuma) Operations to Central Arizona Operations Fire Chief early this year.

Saint Thomas Unveils First Hospital-Branded Medical Hospital
Saint Thomas Unveils First Hospital-Branded Medical Hospital
2.25.2022

The helicopter, operated by Air Evac Lifeteam members, will offer services to Rutherford and surrounding counties.

DC Nurse Triage Line Prevents Thousands of Unnecessary ER Trips, Fire Chief Says
DC Nurse Triage Line Prevents Thousands of Unnecessary ER Trips, Fire Chief Says
2.24.2022

Four years into a D.C. program in which nurses answer some 911 calls, officials say it's making a difference and saving thousands of people unnecessary trips to the emergency ...

Rural Central Texas Community Plans to Purchase 4th Ambulance
Rural Central Texas Community Plans to Purchase 4th Ambulance
2.24.2022

Milam County is looking to purchase an emergency response vehicle. The county only has three with AMR, right now, to serve their county.

AMR Lunch Program Feeds Local First Responders While Supporting Local Eateries
AMR Lunch Program Feeds Local First Responders While Supporting Local Eateries
2.24.2022

AMR started a lunch program in 2020 to help feed its EMTs in Multnomah and Clackamas County in Oregon. Today, the program also helps local restaurants.

Manchester Deputy Fire Chief Celebrates First EWYL Graduating Class
Manchester Deputy Fire Chief Celebrates First EWYL Graduating Class
2.24.2022

The city's deputy fire chief in New Hampshire joined AMR on congratulating the first class of EMTs that trained through AMR’s Earn While You Learn program.

Rural Metro Fire in Yuma County, Arizona Implements Innovative ET3 Pilot
Rural Metro Fire in Yuma County, Arizona Implements Innovative ET3 Pilot
2.21.2022

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport (ET3) program aims to improve quality, lower costs and reduce avoidable emergency dep...

Compelled to Help
Compelled to Help
2.18.2022

A routine call, messy conditions and Arizona Rural Metro Firefighters “Save the Day.”

As Major Festivals Drop Pandemic Protocols, the Event Industry Faces New Opportunity
As Major Festivals Drop Pandemic Protocols, the Event Industry Faces New Opportunity
2.18.2022

Coachella and Stagecoach are now among the first to loosen their pandemic protocols, but health experts say much of the industry is still taking a conservative approach.

Nurse Partnership Aims to Give N.C. County EMS Providers 'Breathing Space'
Nurse Partnership Aims to Give N.C. County EMS Providers 'Breathing Space'
2.17.2022

The Wake County program will use-of-state nurses to help EMS staff determine the care needed for non-life-threatening emergency calls.

Nurses to Help Wake County Respond to 911 Calls and Give EMS Staff ‘Breathing Space’
Nurses to Help Wake County Respond to 911 Calls and Give EMS Staff ‘Breathing Space’
2.16.2022

As emergency services face high demand and staffing shortages, Wake County EMS in North Carolina announced the launch of the Nurse Navigation Program in partnership with GMR. ...

Getting Answers: Pandemic's Impact on Those on the Frontlines
Getting Answers: Pandemic's Impact on Those on the Frontlines
2.15.2022

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, first responders are still on the front lines seeing an increase of patients while facing staffing shortages.

Don't Close Airport, Medical Aircraft Provider Implores Town
Don't Close Airport, Medical Aircraft Provider Implores Town
2.15.2022

With the looming closure of East Hampton Airport in New York and a plan to open a new one as a private-use facility with restrictions on flight activity, GMR has expressed its...

AMR Partners with Local Restaurants to Feed Paramedics
AMR Partners with Local Restaurants to Feed Paramedics
2.15.2022

When the pandemic first hit, American Medical Response started providing free weekly meals to all paramedics in Multnomah and Clackamas counties in Oregon.

Air Evac Lifeteam and Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Unveil New Helicopter
Air Evac Lifeteam and Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Unveil New Helicopter
2.14.2022

The crew will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to transport critically ill and injured patients to the most appropriate Middle Tennessee facilities.

Wesley Medical Center to Launch Internal Ambulance Transport Service
Wesley Medical Center to Launch Internal Ambulance Transport Service
2.10.2022

The service will feature three ambulances, staffed by eight paramedics and eight EMTs in Wichita, Kansas.

Nashua Public Health Director, Fire Chief Join AMR to Launch Paid EMT Training Program
Nashua Public Health Director, Fire Chief Join AMR to Launch Paid EMT Training Program
2.10.2022

Applications Due March 1 for the Earn While You Learn Program, which offers Nashua-area residents in New Hampshire a cost-free career in EMS.

AMR and Seattle Fire Announce New Emergency Healthcare Program
AMR and Seattle Fire Announce New Emergency Healthcare Program
2.9.2022

The Seattle Fire Department Nurse Navigation Program will provide Seattle residents access to customized care options to meet their specific medical needs.

Air Evac Lifeteam in Jefferson County is Ready to Serve
Air Evac Lifeteam in Jefferson County is Ready to Serve
2.7.2022

The new air medical base will serve residents and visitors in central and southern Illinois for time-critical emergency responses.

Guardian Flight Has Significant Impact in Winner Community and Surrounding Area
Guardian Flight Has Significant Impact in Winner Community and Surrounding Area
2.4.2022

With just a little over three weeks in the South Dakota community, Guardian Flight has already proved to ensure timely services for patients in need of enhanced healthcare.

GMR Deploys First Responders to Connecticut, Louisiana to Support Communities Overwhelmed by COVID-19
GMR Deploys First Responders to Connecticut, Louisiana to Support Communities Overwhelmed by COVID-19
2.3.2022

The Company’s ground division, AMR, and sub-contracted network providers are now responding to requests for aid from the Federal Government in nine states.

Air Evac Lifeteam and Ascension Saint Thomas to Introduce Newest Medical Helicopter to Rutherford County
Air Evac Lifeteam and Ascension Saint Thomas to Introduce Newest Medical Helicopter to Rutherford County
2.2.2022

The medical helicopter will have a crew that consists of an Air Evac pilot, nurse, and paramedic who have extensive education and experience in their field.

Area Agencies Prepare for Winter Weather
Area Agencies Prepare for Winter Weather
2.2.2022

Topeka Fire in Kansas and AMR are prepping for chilly weather emergencies.

Medically Home Looking to Unlock Hospital-at-Home Model’s Untapped Potential
Medically Home Looking to Unlock Hospital-at-Home Model’s Untapped Potential
2.2.2022

The hospital-at-home model has finally gained momentum in the U.S.

All Clear Foundation awarded $2M HRSA Grant
All Clear Foundation awarded $2M HRSA Grant
2.1.2022

All Clear Foundation was awarded a $2 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support the health and well-being of frontline healthcare w...

GMR Completes Asset Purchase of Med Express Ambulance Service in Louisiana
GMR Completes Asset Purchase of Med Express Ambulance Service in Louisiana
2.1.2022

Med Express leadership and team members are now part of GMR’s teams, Providing Care at A Moment’s Notice.

Culture of Compassion
Culture of Compassion
2.1.2022

How a health issue led a Texas AMR employee discover a pleasant revelation about his job.

Partnership Announced to Assist Chaplaincy Program, Supply Vehicle
Partnership Announced to Assist Chaplaincy Program, Supply Vehicle
1.31.2022

Lifeguard EMS donated the ambulance in west-central Texas, which is now a chaplaincy supply vehicle that will provide items to those in need.

STCC Partners with AMR to Offer EMT Training
STCC Partners with AMR to Offer EMT Training
1.31.2022

The training is free and offered to anyone interested in EMT service.

Rural Metro Fire Appoints First Female Fire Chief In 75-year History
Rural Metro Fire Appoints First Female Fire Chief In 75-year History
1.27.2022

Melissa Hilpert has been named Chief for Rural Metro Fire Yuma Operations.

AirMedCare Network Partners with NASCAR Superstar Corey LaJoie
AirMedCare Network Partners with NASCAR Superstar Corey LaJoie
1.26.2022

AirMedCare Network and third generation racecar driver Corey LaJoie team up for 2022 season

Knox County Commission to Honor Rescuers in Powell Trench Collapse
Knox County Commission to Honor Rescuers in Powell Trench Collapse
1.25.2022

The Jan. 13 incident left one man trapped up to his chest in dirt, and another man covered completely.

COVID and HEMS
COVID and HEMS
1.24.2022

Through nearly two years of pandemic, the HEMS industry has been hit hard but proven resilient.

Earn While You Learn Graduates Celebrate
Earn While You Learn Graduates Celebrate
1.20.2022

Innovative Program Offers Monroe County Residents a Cost-Free Way to Begin a Career in EMS

GMR to Become an Associate Sponsor of RLL IMSA Team
GMR to Become an Associate Sponsor of RLL IMSA Team
1.20.2022

BMW M Team RLL will field a full-time entry in the new Grand Touring Daytona (GTD) Pro class of IMSA beginning with the 60th Anniversary Rolex 24 at Daytona on January 29-30.

First Responders Recount Remarkable Survival at Trench Collapse Site
First Responders Recount Remarkable Survival at Trench Collapse Site
1.17.2022

Two men survived a trench collapse in Powell, TN. It’s a feat the rescuers on the scene are calling remarkable.

How Rural Metro Fire is Protecting Its Firefighters Against Cancer
How Rural Metro Fire is Protecting Its Firefighters Against Cancer
1.10.2022

More and more firefighters are getting cancer while on the job. The disease is now the leading cause of death among firefighters.

Medically Home Announces a $110 Million Strategic Investment
Medically Home Announces a $110 Million Strategic Investment
1.10.2022

GMR's current at-home partnership with Medically Home has already proven that this model works well for patients, hospital systems and caregivers, and we're looking forward to...

AMR and Rochester, NY County Launch Nurse Navigation Program
AMR and Rochester, NY County Launch Nurse Navigation Program
1.10.2022

Program will provide residents access with greater care options to meet specific medical needs.

Meet GMR’s Therapy Dogs That Will Attend Kick-Off of College Football Playoffs Championship
Meet GMR’s Therapy Dogs That Will Attend Kick-Off of College Football Playoffs Championship
1.9.2022

It's puppy mania! GMR Therapy Dogs across the nation will serve as “rufferees” at the highly anticipated “Puppies at the Playoffs” event!

California Struggling to Staff Hospitals and Classrooms Amid COVID Spike
California Struggling to Staff Hospitals and Classrooms Amid COVID Spike
1.7.2022

Some 40% of hospitals are expecting to face critical staff shortages.

AMR Safety Team and Live Streaming Confirmed for USF Juniors
AMR Safety Team and Live Streaming Confirmed for USF Juniors
1.7.2022

Andersen Promotions entered into an agreement with AMR to provide a multi-person team at all USF Junior events and tests.

GMR Brings Therapy Dogs to College Playoff National Championship
GMR Brings Therapy Dogs to College Playoff National Championship
1.6.2022

GMR therapy dogs have deployed all over the country during natural disasters and communities hit hard by COVID-19.

GMR To Deploy More Teams to States Dealing with COVID-19 Case Surge
GMR To Deploy More Teams to States Dealing with COVID-19 Case Surge
1.6.2022

The Company’s frontline first responders and sub-contracted network providers are now responding to additional requests from the Federal Government in New York, North Carolina...

AMR Miami's Therapy Dog to "Rufferee" Puppies at GMR Playoff Championship
AMR Miami's Therapy Dog to "Rufferee" Puppies at GMR Playoff Championship
1.5.2022

AMR Miami Therapy Dog & handler will attend adorable matchup that kicks off college football playoffs championship event.

The Longest ECMO Transport
The Longest ECMO Transport
1.4.2022

The planning and approach to transporting a patient on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation across the globe.

AEL Brings Additional Air Medical Asset to the Oklahoma Region
AEL Brings Additional Air Medical Asset to the Oklahoma Region
12.29.2021

The medically configured King Air 90 airplane is jointly operated with Guardian Flight and serves residents in six states.

Serving the Community: Guardian Flight to Open New Base in Winner
Serving the Community: Guardian Flight to Open New Base in Winner
12.28.2021

The new operation will provide lifesaving care to residents in emergency situations in Winner, South Dakota

GMR to Deploy More Teams to States Grappling with COVID-19 Surges
GMR to Deploy More Teams to States Grappling with COVID-19 Surges
12.28.2021

The Company’s ground division, AMR, and sub-contracted network providers are now responding to additional requests for aid from the Federal Government.

We’re Assisting East Coast Communities Hit Hard by COVID-19
We’re Assisting East Coast Communities Hit Hard by COVID-19
12.20.2021

Our ground division, AMR, and sub-contracted network providers are responding to requests for aid from the Federal Government in New York, Vermont and New Hampshire.

A Wish Come True
A Wish Come True
12.17.2021

A Tennessee man got a special gift this Christmas: meeting the heroes who saved his life.

GMR To Acquire La. EMS Agency
GMR To Acquire La. EMS Agency
12.14.2021

Med Express has 350 employees and 70 ambulances, wheelchair vans and support vehicles. It serves South Louisiana and is headquartered in Alexandria.

Paramedics Make Local History As First All-Female EMS Shift
Paramedics Make Local History As First All-Female EMS Shift
12.13.2021

They'll drop whatever they're doing at the sound of an alarm. Meet Brownwood, Texas' first all-women EMS shift!

Annual Event Benefits Local Organizations
Annual Event Benefits Local Organizations
12.13.2021

The "Stuff the Truck” event encourages local residents to donate nonperishable food items, baby food and formula, cat and dog food and toys among other items.

AMR Accepting Applications for Award-Winning "Earn While You Learn" Program in Phoenix
AMR Accepting Applications for Award-Winning "Earn While You Learn" Program in Phoenix
12.10.2021

AMR now offering residents a cost-free way to begin a rewarding career in EMS.

AMA, AHA Sue Feds Over No Surprises Act Final Rule
AMA, AHA Sue Feds Over No Surprises Act Final Rule
12.10.2021

The hospital and physician groups filed lawsuit against the federal government over a No Surprises Act final rule that will implement the independent dispute resolution proces...

Upgrading Your Avionics Hardware to Increase Mission Safety
Upgrading Your Avionics Hardware to Increase Mission Safety
12.10.2021

Mario Pierobon looks at the latest aviation advancements that offer increased mission safety air medical, air ambulance, and air rescue operations.

AMR Seattle Chief EMS Officer to Retire After 45 Years
AMR Seattle Chief EMS Officer to Retire After 45 Years
12.8.2021

Senior Chief EMS Officer Greg Sim to Retire after Nearly Five Decades of Service.

GMR Signs Agreement to Buy Assets of Med Express
GMR Signs Agreement to Buy Assets of Med Express
12.8.2021

Med Express Local Leadership and Team Members Now Have the Backing of a Nationally Recognized Medical Transportation Company.

Regaining Control
Regaining Control
12.7.2021

Arizona man enjoys greater mobility thanks to wheelchair ramp built by Rural Metro Fire.

First Responders to Deliver Toys to Patients at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital
First Responders to Deliver Toys to Patients at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital
12.7.2021

Toy Express was spearheaded by the Grandville Police Department, which wrote the grant to the First Responders Children’s Foundation for the event.

Rural Metro Minute: Christmas Trees and Safety Tips
Rural Metro Minute: Christmas Trees and Safety Tips
12.7.2021

Christmas trees are beautiful and make the holidays bright, but can also pose as a fire hazard if not assembled properly.

AMR Donates Toys for Tots at 22News
AMR Donates Toys for Tots at 22News
12.7.2021

AMR employees from Springfield donated the toys themselves

First Responders Face Growing Mental Health Toll Amid Ongoing Pandemic
First Responders Face Growing Mental Health Toll Amid Ongoing Pandemic
12.6.2021

The ongoing pandemic is driving support to increase access to mental health resources for first responders.

AMR Awards Electric Ambulance Order to REV Group Company
AMR Awards Electric Ambulance Order to REV Group Company
12.1.2021

The company ordered 5 state-of-the-art electric vehicles with the option to purchase 25 more.

AMR Welcomes New Leader to its Maui Operation
AMR Welcomes New Leader to its Maui Operation
12.1.2021

New Hire to Lead Members of the Local Ground Ambulance Provider & Serve as Therapy Dog Handler

Area COVID-19 Testing Sites See Increase in Patients Following Thanksgiving
Area COVID-19 Testing Sites See Increase in Patients Following Thanksgiving
11.30.2021

The AMR testing team says a few weeks ago, they were averaging 500 to 600 tests a day, but since Monday, that number has nearly doubled.

AMR Experiencing "Offloading Issues" Amid COVID-19 Surge in WNY
AMR Experiencing "Offloading Issues" Amid COVID-19 Surge in WNY
11.30.2021

"When a hospital reaches capacity, they have nowhere to offload an ambulance," says AMR's chief EMS officer.

Air Evac Lifeteam Flight Paramedic Celebrates Career Milestone 2
Air Evac Lifeteam Flight Paramedic Celebrates Career Milestone 2
11.30.2021

AELs Tom Allen has flown more than 250 patients.

Guardian Flight Alaska Uses Mobile Integrated Healthcare Program to Help Alaskans During Pandemic
Guardian Flight Alaska Uses Mobile Integrated Healthcare Program to Help Alaskans During Pandemic
11.29.2021

The air medical transport company is now delivering mobile integrated healthcare and monitoring services to patients in Fairbanks and the surrounding communities.

AMR Transports Nursing Facility Residents to Families for Thanksgiving
AMR Transports Nursing Facility Residents to Families for Thanksgiving
11.29.2021

American Medical Response (AMR) made round trips so nursing facility residents can be with their family for the holiday.

Toys for Tots Drop Off Event Happening in Grants Pass
Toys for Tots Drop Off Event Happening in Grants Pass
11.29.2021

Rural Metro Fire will be taking toys that residents can donate at the Grants Pass Bi-Mart to help kids who may not be able to get a new toy for Christmas.

Mississippi EMS Workforce Shortage Nearing Critical Levels
Mississippi EMS Workforce Shortage Nearing Critical Levels
11.29.2021

The issue is so dire that two associations in the EMS industry sent a letter to Congress pushing for a hearing to address the shortfall.

New Long Island Program Pays Students While Training to Become EMTs
New Long Island Program Pays Students While Training to Become EMTs
11.24.2021

Seven people have graduated from the first Long Island class of "Earn While You Learn," where students get paidwhile training to become an EMT.

AMR Offers Tips for Frying Turkeys This Thanksgiving
AMR Offers Tips for Frying Turkeys This Thanksgiving
11.23.2021

American Medical Response officials advise these steps to help prevent serious injuries and property loss when using a turkey fryer.

Water, Drownings and Paramedics
Water, Drownings and Paramedics
11.23.2021

Learn how Napa County (CA) EMS adapted to a sudden surge in water-related emergencies in a remote location of the county

Lifeguard Ambulance Celebrates 15 Years of Life-Saving Care in Santa Rosa Florida
Lifeguard Ambulance Celebrates 15 Years of Life-Saving Care in Santa Rosa Florida
11.22.2021

The company meets the needs of the communities it serves by providing the highest quality patient care in the industry.

Air Evac Lifeteam Lands at Texas High School for Hands-On Lesson
Air Evac Lifeteam Lands at Texas High School for Hands-On Lesson
11.22.2021

An AEL helicopter landed at Sherman High School in Sherman, TX, to demonstrate the roles of flight paramedics and flight nurses to more than 100 health sciences students.

Air Evac Lifeteam and Ascension Saint Thomas to Introduce Newest Medical Helicopter to Rutherford Co
Air Evac Lifeteam and Ascension Saint Thomas to Introduce Newest Medical Helicopter to Rutherford Co
11.15.2021

The Ascension Saint Thomas StatFlight-branded BELL 407GXi helicopter, operated by Air Evac Lifeteam, will provide emergency air medical coverage to Rutherford County and surro...

Sonoma County, CA, Fire District and REACH Air Medical Services Announce New Partnership
Sonoma County, CA, Fire District and REACH Air Medical Services Announce New Partnership
11.12.2021

Partnership Will Bring Fire Reconnaissance & Fire Suppression, Search & Rescue, Advanced Life Support Air Medical Capabilities  

2021 AAA Board of Directors Election Results
2021 AAA Board of Directors Election Results
11.9.2021

The term for each position will begin on January 1, 2022

Local Paramedics, EMTs Getting Pay Boosts
Local Paramedics, EMTs Getting Pay Boosts
11.4.2021

Last month, Lifeguard Ambulance, which provides service in Santa Rosa County, announced hiring and retention bonuses for their medical staff

GMR Signs Purchase Agreement for Bell 407GXi Helicopters
GMR Signs Purchase Agreement for Bell 407GXi Helicopters
11.3.2021

The delivery is expected to be complete by 2023, and includes an option by GMR to purchase up to nine additional aircraft by the end of 2024.

Local First Responders Offer Safety Tips for Off-Highway Vehicle Enthusiasts
Local First Responders Offer Safety Tips for Off-Highway Vehicle Enthusiasts
11.3.2021

"Off-road vehicles have grown in popularity over the past several years," said Sergio Cardenas, Program Director for REACH. “With that increase in popularity comes a higher ri...

The Ties That Bind
The Ties That Bind
11.2.2021

A near-death experience for an Oklahoma teen leads to a surprise --a new admiration for the people who saved his life.

What's Included in a Rural Metro Fire Department Membership?
What's Included in a Rural Metro Fire Department Membership?
11.2.2021

Rural/Metro Fire provides emergency medical and fire-protection services for approximately 80% of Knox County.

Air Evac Lifeteam Opens Air Medical Base in Lebanon, KY
Air Evac Lifeteam Opens Air Medical Base in Lebanon, KY
11.2.2021

Base serves residents within a 70-mile radius

Red Cross Sees Lowest Blood Supply in a Decade
Red Cross Sees Lowest Blood Supply in a Decade
11.1.2021

A shortage of blood has been lingering for months. Supplies now at their lowest in ten years.

Metro Displays Two Air Medical Aircraft at SHIFT AMTC 2021
Metro Displays Two Air Medical Aircraft at SHIFT AMTC 2021
11.1.2021

Metro’s booth at the air medical conference will feature a new EC145e for AU Health AirCare, one of Metro’s newest operations customers.

Covenant Children's Introduces New Transport Helicopter
Covenant Children's Introduces New Transport Helicopter
10.29.2021

The EC 135 twin-engine helicopter will be in service starting in early 2022, according to a news release from Covenant Health.

County Partners with AMR to Launch Healthcare Solution
County Partners with AMR to Launch Healthcare Solution
10.29.2021

Through Milam County’s Nurse Navigation program, some 911 calls with non-emergency injuries or illnesses will be transferred to a registered nurse.

Syracuse Community Health Center, AMR Partner to Ease ER Crunch
Syracuse Community Health Center, AMR Partner to Ease ER Crunch
10.28.2021

Their effort is part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport (ET3) program, per a joint news release.

National First Responders Day: Around 30 People Training with AMR to Help Their Communities
National First Responders Day: Around 30 People Training with AMR to Help Their Communities
10.28.2021

In a time where there's a national shortage of first responders, local emergency medical providers are recruiting men and women to join their teams.

New Alliance Broadens Access to Air Medical Transport Services in Virginia
New Alliance Broadens Access to Air Medical Transport Services in Virginia
10.28.2021

A joint press release from VCU Health System, Bon Secours, Mary Washington Healthcare, Riverside Health and Med-Trans Corporation.  

First Responders Day: Air Evac Lifeteam — Critical Care Transport
First Responders Day: Air Evac Lifeteam — Critical Care Transport
10.28.2021

While many may associate medical helicopter missions with serious vehicle crashes and tornado victims, missions also include patients with dangerous medical conditions who nee...

New Alliance Broadens Access to Air Medical Transport Services in Virginia
New Alliance Broadens Access to Air Medical Transport Services in Virginia
10.27.2021

VCU Health System, Bon Secours, Mary Washington Healthcare and Riverside Health System join forces to create shorter response times and greater alignment for air ambulance ser...

Rural Metro Yuma Firefighters Build Wheelchair Ramp for Local Resident
Rural Metro Yuma Firefighters Build Wheelchair Ramp for Local Resident
10.27.2021

The materials for the construction of the ramp were generously donated by Foxworth-Galbraith Lumber Company.

Syracuse Community Health Center, AMR Ambulance Team Up to Prevent Unnecessary ER Visits
Syracuse Community Health Center, AMR Ambulance Team Up to Prevent Unnecessary ER Visits
10.27.2021

Starting Nov. 1 AMR crews will evaluate Medicare patients who call 911 to determine if they can be treated at the health center instead of an ER.

Local Paramedic Says Portland's Mental Health Crisis is Falling on Them
Local Paramedic Says Portland's Mental Health Crisis is Falling on Them
10.26.2021

“They’re tired of being abused, spit at, punched, stabbed, every single day,” said Erick Gillmore, a paramedic with AMR.

Crash Survivor Honors First Responders
Crash Survivor Honors First Responders
10.25.2021

Eight Rural Metro Fire crew members received a prestigious award on Friday for going “above and beyond” to save a woman’s life after a serious crash on East Emory Road in Nort...

Halloween Safety Tips From American Medical Response
Halloween Safety Tips From American Medical Response
10.25.2021

Dressing appropriately for trick-or-treating and carefully planning your evening can increase the likelihood of a safe and injury-free Halloween

Ambulance Groups Hurting for Paramedics. How North Texas First Responders are Adjusting
Ambulance Groups Hurting for Paramedics. How North Texas First Responders are Adjusting
10.22.2021

Arlington Fire Chief Don Crowson said his department is sending fire paramedics to compensate for shortages with AMR, the city’s ambulance provider, where staffing is down two...

Dallas-Based Global Medical Response Installs RBG Spectrum's Video Wall Processors
Dallas-Based Global Medical Response Installs RBG Spectrum's Video Wall Processors
10.21.2021

The company selected RGB Spectrum’s Galileo processor for its real-time performance, ability to support a variety of disparate digital and IP-based signal sources, and 4K imag...

AMR Pioneers Ambulance Pilot Program in Several U.S Markets
AMR Pioneers Ambulance Pilot Program in Several U.S Markets
10.20.2021

Innovation Spotlight: ET3: Emergency Triage, Treat & Transport.

Lifeguard Ambulance a Proud Participant In National Cardiac Program
Lifeguard Ambulance a Proud Participant In National Cardiac Program
10.20.2021

Data will help improve cardiac arrest outcomes for Santa Rosa County residents

Mayor Glenn Jacobs to Help Pin Phoenix Medal Award to Rural Metro Firefighters
Mayor Glenn Jacobs to Help Pin Phoenix Medal Award to Rural Metro Firefighters
10.19.2021

The firefighters are being honored for an incident that happened in April

Emergency Rooms See Added Pressures, Some Diverting Ambulances to Catch Up
Emergency Rooms See Added Pressures, Some Diverting Ambulances to Catch Up
10.19.2021

Diversions averaging a few hours

An Immediate Response
An Immediate Response
10.18.2021

Mock plane crash scenario offers training to local rapid responders

Photo: Trauma Kits Delivered
Photo: Trauma Kits Delivered
10.18.2021

Trauma kits delivered to each school in Harlan County in Kentucky

Few Healthcare Professions Have Embraced the Vaccine Like the Region's Paramedics
Few Healthcare Professions Have Embraced the Vaccine Like the Region's Paramedics
10.18.2021

Metro West Ambulance, which serves Washington County and parts of the coast, says 100% of its 1,000-person staff is vaccinated

NASCAR and GMR Extend Partnership of Emergency Response System
NASCAR and GMR Extend Partnership of Emergency Response System
10.15.2021

Continue to collaborate on NASCAR’s medical response capabilities

Children's of Alabama New Helicopter Will Help Sick Children Get Faster Care
Children's of Alabama New Helicopter Will Help Sick Children Get Faster Care
10.15.2021

The Airbus H145 replaces the previous helicopter in use since 2012.

AMR to Offer New Nurse Navigation Option in Milam County
AMR to Offer New Nurse Navigation Option in Milam County
10.15.2021

AMR has a program in place that has been run in other locations called Nurse Navigation.

Global Medical Response Announces Network Agreement in California
Global Medical Response Announces Network Agreement in California
10.14.2021

The strategic partnership with GMR covers all 58 serviced California counties and includes fixed- wing and rotor-wing services provided by REACH Air Medical Services (REACH), ...

AMR Hiring EMTs for Paid On-The-Job Training
AMR Hiring EMTs for Paid On-The-Job Training
10.14.2021

This is the first time AMR is bringing its "Earn While You Learn" program to southern Arizona

Milam County Partners with AMR to Launch Innovative Healthcare Solution
Milam County Partners with AMR to Launch Innovative Healthcare Solution
10.13.2021

Nurse Navigation Program provides residents access to a wider variety of care options to meet specific medical needs

AAA President Says COVID-19 Takes EMS Worker Shortage to Crisis Level
AAA President Says COVID-19 Takes EMS Worker Shortage to Crisis Level
10.11.2021

The first responder worker shortage is threatening basic emergency services

Las Vegas Sees Shortage of EMS Workers as Students Step Up to Fill Spots
Las Vegas Sees Shortage of EMS Workers as Students Step Up to Fill Spots
10.8.2021

A lack of paramedics, EMTs and advanced EMTs is a problem among hospitals, fire departments, ambulance companies and other medical facilities. 

Amid EMT Shortage, Training Program Looks to Strengthen Tucson Workforce
Amid EMT Shortage, Training Program Looks to Strengthen Tucson Workforce
10.7.2021

The Earn While You Learn program is designed to ease the transition for those wanting to become emergency medical service professionals.

Overland Park Regional Medical Center Adds New Air Support
Overland Park Regional Medical Center Adds New Air Support
10.7.2021

A new critical care transport helicopter will now specifically serve the region's largest program for neonatal intensive care services.

Hospital Wing Becomes Part of the Global Medical Response Family
Hospital Wing Becomes Part of the Global Medical Response Family
10.7.2021

Med-Trans Corp., part of the GMR family of companies, has purchased the assets of Hospital Wing, a helicopter air medical provider in Memphis, US

A Partnership in Crisis Response
A Partnership in Crisis Response
10.6.2021

The partnership began in 2018 when the Cheyenne Police Department approached AMR and requested to add paramedics to their SWAT team.

Hunter Ambulance’s Paid EMT Training Program Graduates 14
Hunter Ambulance’s Paid EMT Training Program Graduates 14
10.6.2021

The Earn While You Learn Program, a 10-week EMT training program, launched at the West Bronx's (NY) Hunter Ambulance this summer. The first class graduated October 4.

AMR Accepting Applications For Award-Winning Earn While You Learn Program In Tucson
AMR Accepting Applications For Award-Winning Earn While You Learn Program In Tucson
10.6.2021

AMR now offering residents a cost-free way to begin a rewarding career in EMS.

Local First Responders Offer Pedestrian Safety Tips
Local First Responders Offer Pedestrian Safety Tips
10.5.2021

CALSTAR Air Medical Services (CALSTAR) and American Medical Response Santa Barbara (AMR) join forces to reinforce the importance of pedestrian safety.

Air Evac Lifeteam Flight Paramedic Celebrates Career Milestone
Air Evac Lifeteam Flight Paramedic Celebrates Career Milestone
10.5.2021

Becky Drake has flown more than 1,000 patients.

Total Opioid Overdoses Rising in NH; Numbers Projected to Exceed What Happened in 2020
Total Opioid Overdoses Rising in NH; Numbers Projected to Exceed What Happened in 2020
10.4.2021

An AMR official said New Hampshire was one of only two states last year that did not see an increase in opioid overdoses, but now the Granite State is experiencing just the op...

Guardian Flight Welcomes New Aircraft in Williston
Guardian Flight Welcomes New Aircraft in Williston
10.4.2021

The Bell 407 is more comfortable for employees and patients and has more room.

Hospital Wing is Now a Part of the Global Medical Response Family of Companies
Hospital Wing is Now a Part of the Global Medical Response Family of Companies
10.4.2021

For 35 years, Hospital Wing has provided the highest level of care to the critically ill and injured in the Mid-South.

Brunswick County EMS Utilizing Help from FEMA Ambulance Crews
Brunswick County EMS Utilizing Help from FEMA Ambulance Crews
10.1.2021

FEMA sent two ambulances to Brunswick County this week to help with an increase in the number of emergency calls the county has seen this year.

COVID-19 Crisis at Alaska's City Hospitals Has Big Rural Impacts
COVID-19 Crisis at Alaska's City Hospitals Has Big Rural Impacts
10.1.2021

Patient says there were no beds available, and he got moved around in the emergency room a few times before landing in a room.

AMR First Responders Serve the Community Despite Working 1 October Shooting
AMR First Responders Serve the Community Despite Working 1 October Shooting
10.1.2021

Four years after 1 October, we're learning how many first responders from American Medical Response have remained in the field.

Rural Metro Fire Department Provide Safety Advice for Your Family
Rural Metro Fire Department Provide Safety Advice for Your Family
9.29.2021

Rural Metro Fire offers tips on safety as we approach the fire season.

Need for Emergency Medical Flights on the Rise in Central Oregon |
Need for Emergency Medical Flights on the Rise in Central Oregon |
9.29.2021

COVID-19 has increased emergency air flights in the region.

Guardian Flight Welcomes New Aircraft In Devils Lake
Guardian Flight Welcomes New Aircraft In Devils Lake
9.29.2021

The Bell 407 is a larger aircraft that is faster and can carry a third rider, such as a spouse or parent as conditions allow.

AeroCare Training for Odessa College EMT/EMS Students
AeroCare Training for Odessa College EMT/EMS Students
9.29.2021

Odessa College EMT/EMS students receive hands-on training for patient transfer and loading on the AeroCare 5 helicopter.

Intervening in the Wake of Ida
Intervening in the Wake of Ida
9.28.2021

Sometimes medical care isn't the only thing needed to serve people in crisis.

Guardian Flight Welcomes New Aircraft In Devils Lake
Guardian Flight Welcomes New Aircraft In Devils Lake
9.27.2021

The Bell 407 went into service on Monday, September 27.

Alaska Medevac Planes are Flying Recovering COVID Patients From Urban Hospitals to Smaller Ones
Alaska Medevac Planes are Flying Recovering COVID Patients From Urban Hospitals to Smaller Ones
9.27.2021

As COVID-19 puts unprecedented pressure on urban hospitals, medevac planes are moving still-hospitalized patients from city to rural hospitals, the opposite of the normal pati...

Flags to Half-staff Friday to Honor Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans
Flags to Half-staff Friday to Honor Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans
9.24.2021

Gov. Mike Parson has ordered flags in Jackson County to half-staff on Friday in honor of Independence police officer Blaize Madrid-Evans, who was killed last week in the line ...

AMR Awarded Contract with Napa County for 911 Services
AMR Awarded Contract with Napa County for 911 Services
9.21.2021

Ambulance Provider Solidifies 5-year Contract to Provide Care in Napa County.

American Medical Response Will Remain as County's Ambulance Service
American Medical Response Will Remain as County's Ambulance Service
9.21.2021

Napa County will stick with American Medical Response West to run local emergency ambulances and try to take this critical service to an even higher level.

Fallen Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans' Donated Kidney Goes to Springfield, Missouri Officer
Fallen Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans' Donated Kidney Goes to Springfield, Missouri Officer
9.21.2021

Springfield police officer Mark Priebe, severely injured in the line of duty in 2020 and in need of a new kidney for a few months, had surgery Saturday to receive one of Madri...

OCTC Offering Accelerated Paramedic Training
OCTC Offering Accelerated Paramedic Training
9.21.2021

A partnership between Owensboro Community & Technical College, the Daviess County and Owensboro fire departments and AMR Ambulance has been established to address a shortage o...

Global Medical Response Completes Asset Purchase of Hunter Ambulance Group
Global Medical Response Completes Asset Purchase of Hunter Ambulance Group
9.20.2021

Hunter is one of the largest private ambulance providers in the New York City metro area.

Vigil for Slain Independence, MO, Police Officer Draws Hundreds
Vigil for Slain Independence, MO, Police Officer Draws Hundreds
9.17.2021

AMR team members joined hundreds of others to mourn and honor Blaize Madrid-Evans, a former AMR EMT who had joined the police force and was killed in the line of duty.

COVID Spike Affecting Ambulance Services
COVID Spike Affecting Ambulance Services
9.16.2021

Ambulances tied up at hospitals because there are few beds.

The Last Salute: The Story of the Honor Guard 
9.15.2021

The mission of the Honor Guard is to ensure the utmost respect is given to our fallen brothers and sisters.

EMT, Paramedicine Students Learn Real-World Skills from Air Evac Lifeteam
EMT, Paramedicine Students Learn Real-World Skills from Air Evac Lifeteam
9.15.2021

EMTs and paramedics in Valdosta, GA, are training to provide life-saving and life-sustaining treatment as well as compassionate care for those in need.

AMR of Springfield, MA, to honor EMT graduates
AMR of Springfield, MA, to honor EMT graduates
9.15.2021

Springfield Mayor Dominic Sarno will join American Medical Response (AMR) as they honor the most recent class of "Earn While You Learn" EMT training program.

First Responders Speak to Children
First Responders Speak to Children
9.14.2021

Among the agencies that sent representatives were the Parker Fire Department, American Medical Response-River Medical, the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the U.S. Border...

AeroCare Flies Across State Lines to Provide Care to COVID Patients
AeroCare Flies Across State Lines to Provide Care to COVID Patients
9.14.2021

Since COVID began, call volumes for AeroCare have increased and they are flying longer distances to get patients to the care they need.

First Responders Honor Heroic Actions of 9/11
First Responders Honor Heroic Actions of 9/11
9.13.2021

Annual memorial walk honored those who have given their all — on that day and over the past 20 years.

Firefighters in Full Gear Walk 110 Stories in Honor of 9/11 First Responders
Firefighters in Full Gear Walk 110 Stories in Honor of 9/11 First Responders
9.13.2021

Captain Jeff Bagwell, Rural-Metro Fire Department's public information officer, sees the importance of the event. He told Knox News, "...this event is not about us. It's about...

Grants Pass First Responders Host 9/11 Attack Anniversary Observance Walk
Grants Pass First Responders Host 9/11 Attack Anniversary Observance Walk
9.11.2021

Participants were invited to join in a memorial walk in remembrance of the first responders and service members who have given their all.

Fire Chief Kevin Hoban Reflects on Time Volunteering at Ground Zero
Fire Chief Kevin Hoban Reflects on Time Volunteering at Ground Zero
9.11.2021

It began like an ordinary Tuesday morning for Hoban who, at the time, was a paramedic for American Medical Response. The radio alarm clock went off. It was tuned to KLYT-FM ou...

Santa Maria Area Firefighters, Paramedic in New York City for 9/11 Memorial Ceremony
Santa Maria Area Firefighters, Paramedic in New York City for 9/11 Memorial Ceremony
9.11.2021

Retired Santa Barbara County Fire Department engineer Ron Vasquez and retired American Medical Response paramedic Ed Mulder are also part of this year's pilgrimage to honor th...

9/11 Memorials in Western New York on Saturday
9/11 Memorials in Western New York on Saturday
9.10.2021

Saturday marks 20 years since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York City, the Pentagon, and Western Pennsylvania. There are several events on Saturday across We...

Law Enforcement, First Responders Donating Blood to Honor 9/11 Victims
Law Enforcement, First Responders Donating Blood to Honor 9/11 Victims
9.9.2021

First responders, including the Knox County Sheriff's Office, the University of Tennessee (UT) Police, Rural Metro and Tennessee Highway Patrol, are coming together to honor t...

Guardian Flight Alaska Celebrates Health Aide Appreciation Day
Guardian Flight Alaska Celebrates Health Aide Appreciation Day
9.7.2021

HB 198 Would Proclaim September 10 as Health Aide Appreciation Day.

Ambulances Waiting Longer to Drop Off Patients as Officials Warn of Less Hospital Space
Ambulances Waiting Longer to Drop Off Patients as Officials Warn of Less Hospital Space
9.7.2021

In August, more than half of all AMR ambulances had to wait longer than 45 minutes before there was room for patients at the hospital.

 Georgia EMT Killed in Accident While Stopping to Render Aid
Georgia EMT Killed in Accident While Stopping to Render Aid
9.4.2021

Two American Medical Response (AMR) First Responders in a non-emergency vehicle were headed to Louisiana from Georgia to provide supplies for other First Responders helping in...

Dr. Ed Racht on MSNBC's Morning Joe
9.1.2021

GMR's Chief Medical Officer discusses the challenging EMS response in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.

Dr. Ed Racht on MSNBC's Morning Joe
9.1.2021

GMR's Chief Medical Officer discusses the challenging EMS response in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.

Global Medical Response Announces EMT Training & Hiring Program in Long Island
Global Medical Response Announces EMT Training & Hiring Program in Long Island
8.31.2021

Earn While You Learn Class Aims to Boost NY Economy, Address EMT Shortage

GMR Deploys First Responders, Ambulances, Helicopters and Airplanes in Response to Hurricane Ida
GMR Deploys First Responders, Ambulances, Helicopters and Airplanes in Response to Hurricane Ida
8.29.2021

As part of American Medical Response's (AMR) FEMA contract, GMR deploys air and ground crews and medical transportation assets including first responders, ambulances, helicopt...

GMR Deploys Additional Teams to States Hit Hard by COVID-19 Delta Variant
GMR Deploys Additional Teams to States Hit Hard by COVID-19 Delta Variant
8.28.2021

The Company's ground division (American Medical Response) and sub-contracted network providers are now serving in five states.

AMR in Sumter County (FL) Launches, Enhances ET3 Program
AMR in Sumter County (FL) Launches, Enhances ET3 Program
8.27.2021

ET3 is an innovative, five-year program aimed at providing greater flexibility for ambulance care teams to address emergency healthcare needs of Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS)...

Lowery Voted Roane State’s Paramedic Student of the Year
Lowery Voted Roane State’s Paramedic Student of the Year
8.27.2021

Derrick Lowery, a paramedic with American Medical Response of Knox County and a former ski patroller in Colorado, has been named Roane State's Paramedic Student of the Year. M...

National EMS Weekend of Honor Paid Tribute to Fallen EMS Heroes
National EMS Weekend of Honor Paid Tribute to Fallen EMS Heroes
8.27.2021

The National EMS Memorial Service (NEMSMS), National EMS Memorial Bike Ride (NEMSMBR) and the National EMS Memorial Foundation (NEMSMF) paid tribute to the 144 fallen EMS and ...

AMR Receives American Heart Association's Mission:Lifeline EMS Gold Recognition Award
AMR Receives American Heart Association's Mission:Lifeline EMS Gold Recognition Award
8.26.2021

Mississippi Gulf Coast EMS provider wins award for the second year in a row.

Going Above and Beyond
Going Above and Beyond
8.26.2021

As a paramedic, Hollister resident Briana Lee knows something about helping others.

Palm Beach Co. to Offer Monoclonal Antibody Delivery Service
Palm Beach Co. to Offer Monoclonal Antibody Delivery Service
8.26.2021

This week county leaders are expected to offer a delivery service for residents to receive monoclonal antibody treatment at home. The partnership is with American Medical Resp...

The Triumph of Hope
The Triumph of Hope
8.25.2021

It was hope, and the skill of first responders and hospital staff, that saved the life of three-year-old drowning victim Brody Drumheller.

400 Oregon National Guard Members Deployed to Aid Hospitals in COVID-19 Surge
400 Oregon National Guard Members Deployed to Aid Hospitals in COVID-19 Surge
8.25.2021

Oregon National Guard members and FEMA-deployed emergency medical technicians (EMTs) are now in hospitals across the state, trying to help overwhelmed health care workers.

Sonoma Life Support Receives American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Plus Recognition Award
Sonoma Life Support Receives American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Plus Recognition Award
8.24.2021

The company was recognized for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.

A Tool for Supporting Emergency Responders
A Tool for Supporting Emergency Responders
8.23.2021

In a coordinated proactive effort to solve for this need, the All Clear Foundation, Global Medical Response, and Grit Digital Health joined forces with philanthropic support t...

FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine
FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine
8.23.2021

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine for people 16 and older, making it the first to move beyond emergency...

COVID-19 Infections, Hospitalizations Climbing Again
COVID-19 Infections, Hospitalizations Climbing Again
8.20.2021

The COVID-19 surge is climbing again in Ventura County. Jeremy Shumaker, regional director of operations for AMR and Gold Coast Ambulance, said the full emergency rooms mean a...

SFD Will Get Four Additional Ambulances, Crew to Deal with COVID Surge
SFD Will Get Four Additional Ambulances, Crew to Deal with COVID Surge
8.20.2021

"Agencies and hospitals in our area are becoming overwhelmed by the significant influx of COVID patients," said Mayor Adrian Perkins. "It is vital for us to provide essential ...

AMR Program To Pay Participants To Become EMTs And Pay For Class
AMR Program To Pay Participants To Become EMTs And Pay For Class
8.19.2021

Earn as you learn program will pay for participant's EMT-B classes, supplies and pay provide hourly pay. AMR working to fill EMS shortages.

Guardian Flight Welcomes New Aircraft in Roseau, MN
Guardian Flight Welcomes New Aircraft in Roseau, MN
8.17.2021

New Bell 407 aircraft debuted August 9.

Outside the Hospital and Inside the ED are struggling for Staff
Outside the Hospital and Inside the ED are struggling for Staff
8.17.2021

Dr. Ed Racht, Chief Medical Officer at Global Medical Response, joins Yahoo Finance to discuss the impacts of the pandemic on the EMS sector.

Kurtz Ambulance Service Proud to Continue 911 Service to Tinley Park, IL
Kurtz Ambulance Service Proud to Continue 911 Service to Tinley Park, IL
8.17.2021

The company received a four-year contract extension on July 20.

Guardian Flight Welcomes New Aircraft in Escanaba, MI
Guardian Flight Welcomes New Aircraft in Escanaba, MI
8.17.2021

New Bell 407 went into service on August 9

East TN Ambulance Services Feeling the Pinch as Hospitals, ERs Back up with Patients
East TN Ambulance Services Feeling the Pinch as Hospitals, ERs Back up with Patients
8.16.2021

Daryl Warren, Knox County operations manager for AMR, said ambulances and hospitals have been busy nonstop since the start of the pandemic, but there was a little bit of a slo...

Rural Metro Prepares for Swift-Water Rescues
Rural Metro Prepares for Swift-Water Rescues
8.16.2021

Rural Metro Fire Department says they've already seen over 20 rescues this year. It takes about 18 inches of fast moving water, less than two feet, to sweep away a vehicle. It...

GMR Deploys More Than 275 Medical Personnel, 80 Ambulances in Response to FEMA Request
GMR Deploys More Than 275 Medical Personnel, 80 Ambulances in Response to FEMA Request
8.13.2021

AMR personnel and ambulances have been sent to Louisiana and Missouri, which have become the new epicenter of the U.S. COVID-19 crisis

Become an EMT with AMR’s "Earn While You Learn" Program
Become an EMT with AMR’s "Earn While You Learn" Program
8.12.2021

AMR offers NH residents a cost-free way to begin a career in Emergency Medical Services.

First Responders Offer Tips for a Safe Back-to-School-Season Amid COVID Resurgence
First Responders Offer Tips for a Safe Back-to-School-Season Amid COVID Resurgence
8.12.2021

As students across the nation prepare to head back to school amid surging cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant, parents and guardians are looking for ways to help keep their ch...

Groundbreaking New Program Aims to Cut ER Waits and Ambulance Expenses
Groundbreaking New Program Aims to Cut ER Waits and Ambulance Expenses
8.11.2021

The new pilot program will take effect Aug. 12. Mayor Kincannon called it "the biggest breakthrough in ambulance service in 50 years."

AMR Seeing Increase in COVID-19 Testing
AMR Seeing Increase in COVID-19 Testing
8.11.2021

The American Medical Response COVID-19 testing site at Eastfield Mall will celebrate one year of operation at the end of August. For a site that was initially only supposed to...

Hundreds Gather to Honor Slain Tucson EMT Jacob Dindinger
Hundreds Gather to Honor Slain Tucson EMT Jacob Dindinger
8.10.2021

The procession and memorial service for EMT Jacob Dindinger of American Medical Response at Casas Church in Oro Valley on Aug. 9, 2021.

Slain EMT Honored at Memorial Service
Slain EMT Honored at Memorial Service
8.10.2021

Beginning with a procession from the Oro Valley funeral home to Casas Church, first responders from multiple agencies honored EMT Jacob Dindinger's legacy.

Tuscon EMT Jacob Dindinger to be Laid to Rest
Tuscon EMT Jacob Dindinger to be Laid to Rest
8.6.2021

Family, friends, and colleagues to gather to pay final respects to esteemed EMT.

Every Second Counts: Asante Unveils New 24-hour Helicopter Landing Pad
Every Second Counts: Asante Unveils New 24-hour Helicopter Landing Pad
8.6.2021

The new helipad comes with lights installed, which will allow for Mercy Flights and REACH Air Medical Services to land just steps away from the hospital's ER center at any tim...

Roanoke Renews Air Evac Service for Residents
Roanoke Renews Air Evac Service for Residents
8.5.2021

Roanoke City Council swiftly and unanimously agreed to renew its service contract with Air Evac Lifeteam to provide emergency helicopter transportation for all Roanoke residen...

EMT Shot July 18 Thanks Public for Support
EMT Shot July 18 Thanks Public for Support
8.5.2021

Cassandra Moreno, 20, was injured in one of two separate deadly shootings. In the AMR Facebook post, Moreno wrote "My family and I would like to thank all of those supporting ...

Program Works to Reduce EMS Shortage
Program Works to Reduce EMS Shortage
8.3.2021

A new program at American Medical Response (AMR) Rochester wants to end the emergency medical services (EMS) shortage.

AMR Sees 10 Times the Number of COVID-19 Calls Compared to a Few Months Ago
AMR Sees 10 Times the Number of COVID-19 Calls Compared to a Few Months Ago
8.2.2021

Not only are officials seeing more cases, but also more young people getting sick. One of the biggest concerns now is getting the virus under control.

AMR ET3 Program Expands to Ga. Counties
AMR ET3 Program Expands to Ga. Counties
8.2.2021

After a successful pilot program in DeKalb County, AMR becomes the largest group included in the CMS ET3 model.

Rural Metro Fire Dept. Provides Tips for Homeowners
Rural Metro Fire Dept. Provides Tips for Homeowners
8.2.2021

Rural Metro Fire Department wants you to be prepared to defend your property this fire season. It suggests cleaning gutters, sub-flooring, and attic vents of pine needles and ...

Parents of EMT Shot in Silverlake Park Thank Health Care Workers, Tucson Community
Parents of EMT Shot in Silverlake Park Thank Health Care Workers, Tucson Community
7.31.2021

We want to thank the ICU Doctors, Nurses and staff of Banner Tucson Hospital. They are truly Angels and we never doubted Jacob had the best care. May the love and compassion t...

Seeking Safety on the Sandy River
Seeking Safety on the Sandy River
7.30.2021

The presence of AMR river rescue technicians — colloquially lifeguards — has drastically reduced drownings at the park, even as usage skyrockets.

Arizona Governor Ducey Orders Flags At Half-Staff To Honor EMT Jacob Dindinger
Arizona Governor Ducey Orders Flags At Half-Staff To Honor EMT Jacob Dindinger
7.30.2021

Governor Doug Ducey today ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset tomorrow, July 31, 2021, to honor Tucson Emergency Medical Techn...

Air Evac Lifeteam Celebrates 20 years of Service to Hill Country
Air Evac Lifeteam Celebrates 20 years of Service to Hill Country
7.29.2021

The Marble Falls Air Evac Lifeteam base, Air Evac 49, recently celebrated its 20th anniversary of serving patients in the Texas Hill Country. The air medical base opened in 20...

20-year-Old EMT Fights for Life After Being Shot in Head While Responding to Call: 'Pure Heart'
20-year-Old EMT Fights for Life After Being Shot in Head While Responding to Call: 'Pure Heart'
7.29.2021

Jacob "Jake" Dindinger had only been working as an EMT with American Medical Response for four months when the unthinkable happened.

Manchester Fire Rolls Out 'Squad 1' To Decrease Ambulance Calls
Manchester Fire Rolls Out 'Squad 1' To Decrease Ambulance Calls
7.29.2021

The new program will expand its community paramedicine model and reduce the dependence on some mutual aid ambulances.

Ambulances in Ventura County Get Kits to Help Autistic Patients During Stressful Ride
Ambulances in Ventura County Get Kits to Help Autistic Patients During Stressful Ride
7.29.2021

Every ambulance in Ventura County will soon carry sensory kits designed to help patients on the autism spectrum.

Robertsdale Approves AirMedCare Helicopter Plan Agreement
Robertsdale Approves AirMedCare Helicopter Plan Agreement
7.28.2021

The Robertsdale City Council voted Monday, July 19 to enter a plan agreement with AirMedCare to provide helicopter service at no cost should those on the plan or their familie...

Downshift: Responding to Employee Burnout
Downshift: Responding to Employee Burnout
7.28.2021

Blount County American Medical Response (AMR) ambulance service is giving its employees a day off between shifts while keeping their pay the same in a significant move meant t...

COVID-19 Testing Sites on the Central Coast May See an Increase in Patients
COVID-19 Testing Sites on the Central Coast May See an Increase in Patients
7.27.2021

With the announcement that California will require state employees and health care workers to provide COVID-19 vaccine verification or get tested weekly, many testing centers ...

21 New EMS Graduates Set to Become Buffalo's Newest Healthcare Heroes through Program
21 New EMS Graduates Set to Become Buffalo's Newest Healthcare Heroes through Program
7.27.2021

More than a dozen 'Earn While You Learn' academy graduates are set to become Buffalo's newest future healthcare heroes. Twenty-one American Medical response, or AMR, students ...

Air Evac Lifeteam Pilot Celebrates Career Milestone
Air Evac Lifeteam Pilot Celebrates Career Milestone
7.27.2021

Bradley Childress has flown more than 2,000 patients

Save Rates for Cardiac Arrest Down Nationally, More Bystander CPR Needed
Save Rates for Cardiac Arrest Down Nationally, More Bystander CPR Needed
7.26.2021

While save rates for cardiac arrest have decreased by 4% on a national level, they’re increasing steadily on a local level in Rochester.

Program Designed to Encourage Growth in EMT Field
Program Designed to Encourage Growth in EMT Field
7.26.2021

American Medical Response is launching its “Earn While You Learn” training course in Fayette County. The service starts next month.  

Citizen CPR Foundation Brings Lifesaving Professionals Together to Save More Lives
Citizen CPR Foundation Brings Lifesaving Professionals Together to Save More Lives
7.26.2021

"Wherever you are — or suddenly find yourself — on the chain of survival, you'll find Summit 2021 sessions tailored to you," says Ed Racht, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Global M...

Maui County EMS Chief Bids Farewell
Maui County EMS Chief Bids Farewell
7.26.2021

After 45 years of working in emergency medical services, Curt Morimoto is calling it a career. He is retiring as operations manager for AMR, ending a job path that took him fr...

Crews Push 45% Containment on 6-acre Redwood Fire
Crews Push 45% Containment on 6-acre Redwood Fire
7.24.2021

Crews working on the 6-acre Redwood Highway Fire, first reported around 6:30 pm last night, managed to increase containment to 45% overnight.

Jacob Dindinger's Family Talks About Their Loved One
Jacob Dindinger's Family Talks About Their Loved One
7.23.2021

The American Medical Response EMT was shot on July 18 in Tucson, Ariz.

Water rescue teams, ADOT Crews Ready
Water rescue teams, ADOT Crews Ready
7.23.2021

All crews members in the Rural Metro Fire Department take part in swift water rescue training every year.

First Responders Honored for Managing Difficult Delivery
First Responders Honored for Managing Difficult Delivery
7.22.2021

Florence Fire and American Medical Response ambulance personnel received special recognition for outstanding patient care service for their assistance to a mother experiencing...

During a Wildfire, Here’s How Dispatchers Alert Residents and Firefighters
During a Wildfire, Here’s How Dispatchers Alert Residents and Firefighters
7.22.2021

Dispatchers are indispensable facets in this region’s die-hard battle against wildfires, particularly in the years since the 2017 North Bay firestorm that destroyed 5,300 home...

First Responders, Law Enforcement Paying Tribute to 9/11 Victims by Giving Blood
First Responders, Law Enforcement Paying Tribute to 9/11 Victims by Giving Blood
7.21.2021

Local law enforcement and first responders have already been answering the call to pay tribute to the 2,977 that died that day.

Firefighters from Across Nation Come to Southern Oregon’s Aid
Firefighters from Across Nation Come to Southern Oregon’s Aid
7.20.2021

The team brought five fire engines from three cities in Arizona plus Knoxville, Tennessee, said Tim Soul, fire chief for rural-metro operations in Yuma, Arizona.

Vigil Honors Victims of Shooting Spree
Vigil Honors Victims of Shooting Spree
7.20.2021

It’s something that means a lot to the AMR family who is still processing how someone could shoot two of their own.

NEMSMS Honors EMS, Air Medical Fallen with Cross-Country Procession, Memorial Events
NEMSMS Honors EMS, Air Medical Fallen with Cross-Country Procession, Memorial Events
7.19.2021

An opening ceremony at GMR's Texas HQ launched the 2021 NEMSMS. Follow all the media coverage of that and subsequent events to remember the 144 who gave their lives in the lin...

Police Say Children Found Safe After Deadly Shootings in Tucson
Police Say Children Found Safe After Deadly Shootings in Tucson
7.19.2021

Police have confirmed that children who were unaccounted for after a deadly shooting spree and house fire on Sunday, July 18, have been located and are safe. At least two peop...

Survivor of Mountain Fall Visits with Arctic Guardians Who Saved Him
Survivor of Mountain Fall Visits with Arctic Guardians Who Saved Him
7.16.2021

The rescue involved coordination between multiple agencies, including the 176th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Preserve Search and Rescu...

Multistate Procession Honoring EMS Workers Stopping in Knoxville
Multistate Procession Honoring EMS Workers Stopping in Knoxville
7.16.2021

On Monday, a procession honoring EMS workers will be stopping in Knoxville as they travel toward Arlington, Virginia. The multistate procession is a part of the countdown to t...

GMR Hosts Ceremony to Honor 100+ EMS Responders Lost in Line of Duty
GMR Hosts Ceremony to Honor 100+ EMS Responders Lost in Line of Duty
7.16.2021

Global Medical Response Hosted the Inaugural Ceremony for the National EMS Memorial Service Procession at Texas-based location; procession will cover multiple states and stops...

First Responder Award Presented During Commissioners Meeting
First Responder Award Presented During Commissioners Meeting
7.13.2021

The first responder commendation was presented to Miranda Hicks a paramedic with Lifeguard EMS in recognition of her outstanding contributions to providing public safety for t...

A New Program Aims to Attract and Train Diverse Candidates
A New Program Aims to Attract and Train Diverse Candidates
7.13.2021

The “Earn While You Learn” program paid a group of students to earn their EMT certification in hopes of diversifying the field.

Flight Paramedic Celebrates Career Milestone
Flight Paramedic Celebrates Career Milestone
7.12.2021

Matt Walton recently celebrated a career milestone – his 500th flight wings

Rural Metro Competing to Collect Blood Donations during "Remembering the Badges" blood drive
Rural Metro Competing to Collect Blood Donations during "Remembering the Badges" blood drive
7.12.2021

For the 20th anniversary of the events of 9/11, the American Red Cross hopes to collect enough pints of blood equal to the number of lives lost on that day.

Oregon Wasn’t Prepared for the Heat Wave
Oregon Wasn’t Prepared for the Heat Wave
7.12.2021

Randy Lauer, VP Operations, thinks Oregon could learn from best practices developed in the Southeast, where first responders have protocols for finding and evacuating vulnerab...

Sumter County (FL) Woman Honored For Life-Saving CPR
Sumter County (FL) Woman Honored For Life-Saving CPR
7.9.2021

An awards ceremony was held this week for Norma Martin, a Bushnell woman who saved her neighbor’s life with CPR during a cardiac arrest event. The event also reconnected the n...

He Saved a Woman's Life at Lake Berryessa
He Saved a Woman's Life at Lake Berryessa
7.7.2021

AMR Napa has deployed new resources to Lake Berryessa, including a first-of-its-kind emergency boat. It is staffed by three or four caregivers and equipped with the same suppl...

Issue of Ambulance Response Times Sheds Light on Larger EMS Industry Problems
Issue of Ambulance Response Times Sheds Light on Larger EMS Industry Problems
7.6.2021

Measuring response times is tricky, as calls are prioritized based on need. There are many factors at play, including an industry-wide shortage of EMTs and paramedics.

Woman Saved by Roommate and First Responder
Woman Saved by Roommate and First Responder
7.6.2021

81 year old grants pass woman Maria Carbajal never expected she’d have to fight for her life after doing basic yard work outside her home.

Earn While You Learn: AMR launches Free Training Program to Help with EMS Shortage
Earn While You Learn: AMR launches Free Training Program to Help with EMS Shortage
7.2.2021

In an effort to combat position-wide shortages, Rochester AMR is launching ‘Earn While You Learn’, a new program built to bring more people on board. The program offers an opp...

Safety Tips for the 4th of July
Safety Tips for the 4th of July
7.2.2021

Whether your family is grilling outdoors, engaging in water activities, watching (or setting off) fireworks, or participating in celebratory parades, AMR wants to remind you o...

Banner Health Launches Helicopter Air Ambulance Service in Phoenix
Banner Health Launches Helicopter Air Ambulance Service in Phoenix
7.1.2021

The new service represents a partnership between BannerAir and Global Medical Response and will provide four helicopters that will serve metro Phoenix.

New York State Assembly Members Burgos, Fernandez Join EMS Providers to Launch Earn While You Learn Training Program that Pays New EMT Recruits in New York City
New York State Assembly Members Burgos, Fernandez Join EMS Providers to Launch Earn While You Learn Training Program that Pays New EMT Recruits in New York City
6.29.2021

10-Week Course Will Ease Path to Rewarding Career, Offers Competitive Pay and Flexible Schedules 

Fire Agencies Prepared and Ready for Increases in Wildfires
Fire Agencies Prepared and Ready for Increases in Wildfires
6.24.2021

Eight fire agencies including Rural Metro Fire, Medford Fire & Rescue, the Oregon Department of Forestry, the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service and more addre...

First Responders Receive Exceptional Life-Saving Award
First Responders Receive Exceptional Life-Saving Award
6.24.2021

Area first responders, including Air Evac team members, received an Exceptional Life Saving Award presented by the East Central Regional EMS Committee.

AMR Launches Water Safey EMS Boat Program
AMR Launches Water Safey EMS Boat Program
6.21.2021

Ground Medical Transportation Provider to Deploy EMS Boat & Teams to Lake Berryessa during Peak Use Days

For the Homebound, Missions Provide COVID-19 Vaccine in Friendly Confines
For the Homebound, Missions Provide COVID-19 Vaccine in Friendly Confines
6.21.2021

Homebound missions are among collaborative efforts between the state, local public health departments, case management agencies, and partners like the Colorado Springs Fire De...

Finding My Voice
Finding My Voice
6.18.2021

EMT Abdallah Al-Obaidi shares his journey from Iraq to Jordan to Georgia. Along the way, Al-Obaidi was thrilled to find more ways to connect with people as an EMT, first with ...

Hello Dolly
Hello Dolly
6.17.2021

AMR-Rural Metro Fire recently welcomed Dolly, a 17-month-old Goldendoodle certified by Global Medical Response as the fire station’s regional training and therapy dog to assis...

Emergency Responders Urge Continued Focus on Opioid Crisis
Emergency Responders Urge Continued Focus on Opioid Crisis
6.16.2021

Chris Stawasz, Northeast director of government affairs for AMR said the rise is concerning, and while the pandemic has rightfully taken a lot of the public health focus, it's...

Carbyne Raises $20M More So When Death Knocks, You Don’t Answer the Door
Carbyne Raises $20M More So When Death Knocks, You Don’t Answer the Door
6.15.2021

The new funding was led by Global Medical Response. Carbyne and GMR have been partners since late 2020, and their ties are deepening. GMR COO Edward Van Horne will join Carbyn...

AeroCare Now Serving Hobbs, New Mexico
AeroCare Now Serving Hobbs, New Mexico
6.15.2021

New Air Medical Operation to Serve Community of Hobbs and Surrounding Regions

Guardian Flight Alaska Now Serving Fort Yukon
Guardian Flight Alaska Now Serving Fort Yukon
6.14.2021

Fixed Wing Air Medical Operation to Serve Arctic Circle and Surrounding Regions for Summer Months

Providence St. Mary Partners with REACH
Providence St. Mary Partners with REACH
6.14.2021

Providence St. Mary Medical Center on Friday announced a new partnership that will station a REACH Air Medical Services helicopter at the Apple Valley hospital, a move officia...

New Firehall for Corryton
New Firehall for Corryton
6.9.2021

Captain Jeff Bagwell of Rural Metro said residents can expect faster response times for many areas and a better facility for the first responders based there. It is funded ent...

Lifeguard Ambulance Service is Proud to Continue Serving Morgan County Residents
Lifeguard Ambulance Service is Proud to Continue Serving Morgan County Residents
6.8.2021

EMS Provider Wins the Contract in Morgan County for the Third Time

AMR Youngstown is Now Hiring
AMR Youngstown is Now Hiring
6.8.2021

Ground Medical Transportation Service Provider Actively Hiring Qualified Paramedics

Family-owned Ambulance Service Acquired in Growing Trend
Family-owned Ambulance Service Acquired in Growing Trend
6.8.2021

The only locally owned ambulance company in Ventura County has been sold to a subsidiary of American Medical Response, making the national corporation the sole provider of amb...

AMR Seattle Announces Scholarships for EMT Students
AMR Seattle Announces Scholarships for EMT Students
6.8.2021

The scholarships will provide opportunities to earn the education needed to start a rewarding career with AMR as an EMT.

AT&T Launches Animal-Assisted Therapy for First Responders
AT&T Launches Animal-Assisted Therapy for First Responders
6.8.2021

In advance of the 2021 storm season, FirstNet, Built with AT&T is introducing “ROG the Dog” animal-assisted therapy to support public safety on the front lines. AT&T is collab...

Hope is Coming To First Responders in West Michigan
Hope is Coming To First Responders in West Michigan
6.7.2021

A group of 30 Labradoodles have been dispatched across the country as part of a program to supply first responders with a therapy dog. Hope will be permanently stationed in Gr...

Water Safety Encouraged
Water Safety Encouraged
6.7.2021

Water safety practices and constant supervision is the cure to prevent child drowning and non-fatal drowning incidents.

Teen Buddies Begin Careers at Rural Metro
Teen Buddies Begin Careers at Rural Metro
6.7.2021

In July, they begin the serious business of becoming reserve live-in firefighters with Rural Metro Fire. In the fall, they will start EMT School at Roane State Community Colle...

Rural Ambulance Services Fighting for Survival
Rural Ambulance Services Fighting for Survival
6.4.2021

Recently, CNN, The New York Times spoke to us about access to care in rural America.

AT&T Launches Animal Assisted Therapy Initiative to Further Health & Wellness for America’s First Responders
AT&T Launches Animal Assisted Therapy Initiative to Further Health & Wellness for America’s First Responders
6.3.2021

AT&T is collaborating with Global Medical Response (GMR) to provide the therapy dog services, which are especially meant for times of crises following natural or man-made disa...

Partnership EMS Program Graduates Honored in Ceremony
Partnership EMS Program Graduates Honored in Ceremony
6.3.2021

The program allowed students not only to earn an EMT-Basic Class certificate debt-free but also to have a position at Abbott EMS after completing the necessary course work and...

Lifeguard EMS Donates Ambulance To County Chaplaincy Program
Lifeguard EMS Donates Ambulance To County Chaplaincy Program
6.2.2021

The ambulance will be a mobile command center for helping people, especially families that have been displace from tornadoes, fires, floods, or if there’s a massive car accide...

First responders Rally Around Comrade in Time of Need
First responders Rally Around Comrade in Time of Need
6.1.2021

AMR Paramedic Carlos Lizarraga, a resident of Imperial, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). He is being supported by friends, co-workers and other first responder...

Baxter the Therapy Dog Provides Support to Paramedics
Baxter the Therapy Dog Provides Support to Paramedics
6.1.2021

The dog is based in San Diego but was sent to assist first responders in Imperial County during a COVID-19 surge.

Pay Contributing to EMT shortage
Pay Contributing to EMT shortage
6.1.2021

So, why not bump up the pay to get more people interested in the field? Medicare and Medicaid rates don't cover even the cost of a call despite the need for readiness, that is...

SAR Chapter Honors Local Paramedic
SAR Chapter Honors Local Paramedic
6.1.2021

A Commendation Medal wennt to Paramedic Matthew Doi of AMR Fremont County. Matthew Doi has been an EMT since 2013 and a Paramedic with AMR Fremont County for four years. He is...

EMS Company Hopes Nationwide Staffing Shortages Ease
EMS Company Hopes Nationwide Staffing Shortages Ease
5.28.2021

A shortage of paramedics and EMTs has led to major issues for ambulance companies.

Lifeguard EMS Makes Investment in Patient Care
Lifeguard EMS Makes Investment in Patient Care
5.27.2021

New IV pumps have been distributed throughout the six-county service area.

AMR Partners with NASCAR to Salute Veterans and First Responders
AMR Partners with NASCAR to Salute Veterans and First Responders
5.27.2021

AMR is with NASCAR to honor members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans, first responders and their families through NASCAR Salutes Refreshed by Coca-Cola.

Lifeguard Ambulance Earns Prestigious CAAS Reaccreditation
Lifeguard Ambulance Earns Prestigious CAAS Reaccreditation
5.27.2021

An independent review validates that accredited agencies are adhering to the highest standards in the industry.

AMR/City of Rochester Working on Nurse Navigator Program
AMR/City of Rochester Working on Nurse Navigator Program
5.25.2021

A new program under development may soon help defer some of the calls that don’t truly need life-saving immediate care to nurse navigators. 

Vaccination Verification: To Require Or Not To Require?
Vaccination Verification: To Require Or Not To Require?
5.24.2021

CrowdRx Medical Director Matt Friedman MD is emphatic about the importance of vaccinations for people in mass group settings like the Vax Live concert.

Everyone Benefits from AMR’s Safety Team Efforts in IMSA
Everyone Benefits from AMR’s Safety Team Efforts in IMSA
5.24.2021

Members of the IMSA AMR Safety Team are ready to leap into action at a moment’s notice, attending to incidents on track, tending to the well-being of drivers involved, even as...

Rural Ambulance Crews are Running out of Money and Volunteers
Rural Ambulance Crews are Running out of Money and Volunteers
5.24.2021

American Medical Response says it can't afford to keep providing services to Fremont County after losing $1.5 million in revenue last year.

Paramedics in Prescott Pull Woman out of Burning Car
Paramedics in Prescott Pull Woman out of Burning Car
5.24.2021

On May 13, Murray and EMT Madison Rubio were parked in their area in Prescott. EMT-In-Training Charlotte Payne was also on board when a few passerbys alerted them a woman had ...

Elko County Extends REACH Air Contract
Elko County Extends REACH Air Contract
5.21.2021

We are excited to be able to continue to serve the Elko community. Tom Liebman, northern Nevada regional director for REACH Air, said after Wednesday’s Elko County Commissione...

Cancer Alliance Receives Donation
Cancer Alliance Receives Donation
5.21.2021

UP Health System Home Care & Hospice, AirMedCare Network, Guardian Flight and UP Honor Flight together raised over $2,700 to support The Delta County Cancer Alliance.

EMTs for AMR Honored During NTT INDYCAR GMR Grand Prix Race
EMTs for AMR Honored During NTT INDYCAR GMR Grand Prix Race
5.21.2021

GMR is celebrating EMS Week by highlighting the work of two very special New Haven EMTs.

Flight Nurse for Air Evac Lifeteam Honored During NTT INDYCAR GMR Grand Prix Race
Flight Nurse for Air Evac Lifeteam Honored During NTT INDYCAR GMR Grand Prix Race
5.21.2021

In honor of EMS Week, GMR, along with NTT INDYCAR and Indianapolis Motor Speedway, invited Air Evac Lifeteam Flight Nurse, Carmen Hicks, to participate in special race day eve...

EMS One-Stop on Rural EMS Funding
EMS One-Stop on Rural EMS Funding
5.20.2021

This podcast: EMS One-Stop discusses the realities, challenges and funding of rural EMS, where staffing and financial stressors have been further exacerbated by the pandemic.

100+ EMS Providers Honored
100+ EMS Providers Honored
5.20.2021

The events of the last year has made us all realize just how valuable EMS providers are and how we are truly people that care and are there in that time of need.

AMR San Diego Takes Hospice Patient to the Beach One Last Time
AMR San Diego Takes Hospice Patient to the Beach One Last Time
5.20.2021

Sharp HospiceCare patient Maria O’Neal enjoyed a day at the beach with her son, Tony, courtesy of American Medical Response’s (AMR) Sentimental Journey program.

Doniphan Co. EMS Service to Outsource Staff
Doniphan Co. EMS Service to Outsource Staff
5.20.2021

Doniphan Co. Fire Dist. 2 has entered into a contract with AMR in Topeka to provide staffing after staff departures and low volunteer turnout. The change reflects the state of...

City of Spokane Inks New Four-year Deal for Ambulance Service
City of Spokane Inks New Four-year Deal for Ambulance Service
5.20.2021

The Spokane City Council approved a four-year contract with American Medical Response for ambulance services.

Global Medical Response Completes Transaction with Arizona Ambulance Transport
Global Medical Response Completes Transaction with Arizona Ambulance Transport
5.20.2021

The purchase agreement includes a fleet of 11 vehicles along with medical supplies and equipment. As a result of the purchase, 54 employees have transitioned to GMR.

AMR Paramedic Honored During NTT INDYCAR GMR Grand Prix Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
AMR Paramedic Honored During NTT INDYCAR GMR Grand Prix Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
5.20.2021

Operations Supervisor Ryan Crohn participated in special race day events, including making the ceremonial announcement directing drivers to their cars.

AMR Discusses Earn While You Learn Program
AMR Discusses Earn While You Learn Program
5.18.2021

Patrick Pickering, regional director for AMR Springfield, speaks about nationwide EMT shortage and how to become an EMT.

New Banner Payson CEO Gives Update
New Banner Payson CEO Gives Update
5.18.2021

Banner is partnering with GMR to provide air ambulance transportation to the Payson and Phoenix area operating under the name Banner Air.

Washington Co. Commissioners to Consider Renewing Air Medical Transport Membership
Washington Co. Commissioners to Consider Renewing Air Medical Transport Membership
5.17.2021

Commissioners will consider renewing the county’s AirMedCare Network municipal site membership and paying its associated invoice.

Rural Metro Fire Opens New Station
Rural Metro Fire Opens New Station
5.17.2021

Rural Metro Fire, Knox County relocated its Corryton station in Northeast Knox County to a new, larger facility and held a grand opening event Friday.

GMR to Honor Frontline EMS Caregivers
GMR to Honor Frontline EMS Caregivers
5.14.2021

As part of the 2021 Global Medical Response Grand Prix weekend hosted at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, GMR and the NTT INDYCAR SERIES will honor frontline EMS caregivers an...

Med-Trans Pilot Honored With Prestigious Award
Med-Trans Pilot Honored With Prestigious Award
5.12.2021

Pilot Melvin Hughes has received the Federal Aviation Administration's “Master Pilot” Award

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Expands Air Transport Operation
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Expands Air Transport Operation
5.11.2021

Med-Trans-affiliated LifeLine medical air transport services has expanded its mission with the Tampa Bay-area hospital.

Nurse Shares Experience as Part of Air Evac Lifeteam
Nurse Shares Experience as Part of Air Evac Lifeteam
5.10.2021

"When bad things happen, I always want to be there to help," said AEL's Hunter Brunet. "So why sit and wait in a hospital for a bad thing to happen when I can go out and help ...

Global Medical Response Signs Agreement to Acquire Hunter Ambulance Group
Global Medical Response Signs Agreement to Acquire Hunter Ambulance Group
5.6.2021

Hunter is one of the largest private ambulance providers in the New York City metro area. The deal will be finalized later this summer.

Insurance Agency Purchases Air Evac Lifeteam Membership for School Athletes
Insurance Agency Purchases Air Evac Lifeteam Membership for School Athletes
4.29.2021

AirMedCare Network provides financial peace of mind for patients and their families.

Air Evac Lifeteam Celebrates 20 Years of Service to the Texas Hill Country
Air Evac Lifeteam Celebrates 20 Years of Service to the Texas Hill Country
4.29.2021

Marble Falls crews thank partners in care with barbecue celebrations in four communities.

American Medical Response to Lead Dallas County COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts
American Medical Response to Lead Dallas County COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts
4.27.2021

As part of the Contract with Dallas County, AMR will Distribute up to 12,000 Vaccine Doses per Day

Ready, Set, Go in an Emergency
Ready, Set, Go in an Emergency
4.27.2021

Ready, Set, Go! is a nationwide program adopted by the 15 Arizona Sheriffs that educates residents about proactive measures to take before an emergency and actions to follow w...

GMR Appoints First Chair of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resource Group
GMR Appoints First Chair of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resource Group
4.27.2021

Talma M. Carstarphen, director of Marketing Proposal Development, will serve as chair.

American Medical Response Announces New Partnership With Superstar Racing Experience
American Medical Response Announces New Partnership With Superstar Racing Experience
4.27.2021

AMR to Provide Four-Person Safety Team for New Six-Race, Short-Track Series

Air Evac Lifeteam to Open New Air Medical Base
Air Evac Lifeteam to Open New Air Medical Base
4.26.2021

New Operation to Provide Lifesaving Care to Residents in Emergency Situations

Officers, First Responders Graduate from Crisis Intervention Team Training
Officers, First Responders Graduate from Crisis Intervention Team Training
4.26.2021

This graduating class included staff from American Medical Response.

Virtual Care Spreads in Missouri Health System, Home to ‘Hospital Without Beds’
Virtual Care Spreads in Missouri Health System, Home to ‘Hospital Without Beds’
4.26.2021

When Tom Becker was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat in March 2020, the 60-year-old EMS helicopter pilot from Washington, Missouri, worried he would never fly again.

Rural Ambulance Crews Have Run Out of Money and Volunteers
Rural Ambulance Crews Have Run Out of Money and Volunteers
4.26.2021

Strained by pandemic-era budget cuts, stress and a lack of revenue, at least 10 ambulance companies in Wyoming are in danger of shuttering — some imminently.

Jerry Harnish: Rural Metro’s Quiet Chief
Jerry Harnish: Rural Metro’s Quiet Chief
4.26.2021

It’s not every day that you meet someone like Jerry Harnish. Since he was 22 and straight out of Emory & Henry University, his life’s passion and profession have been communit...

New Haven Partners with AMR to Vaccinate Homebound Residents
New Haven Partners with AMR to Vaccinate Homebound Residents
4.22.2021

This partnership with AMR will enable us to reach a vulnerable segment of our community that might otherwise find it very difficult to get vaccinated,” said New Haven Health D...

Cigna Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Transportation for Medicare Advantage Members
Cigna Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Transportation for Medicare Advantage Members
4.21.2021

Cigna is working with its Medicare Advantage transportation vendor, Access2Care, which coordinates transportation for customers. Participating transportation companies will va...

Dallas County to Hand Over COVID Vaccine Distribution to AMR
Dallas County to Hand Over COVID Vaccine Distribution to AMR
4.21.2021

Dallas County will spend up to $30 million in federal coronavirus aid to pay for future vaccine efforts, including pop-up inoculation sites and walk-in clinics. Commissioners ...

Focusing on Today 
4.16.2021

Cancer patient Charlie Moore was in the fight of his life. An emergency and a call to 911 had a profound impact on him. He credits the team at Rural Metro Fire and their quick...

Bridgeport Officials Announce Start of Earn While You Learn Academy for Aspiring EMTs
Bridgeport Officials Announce Start of Earn While You Learn Academy for Aspiring EMTs
4.16.2021

The program allows for on-the-job training while taking the necessary certification courses to become emergency medical technicians. Officials with American Medical Response s...

Taylor Swift Sends A Gift And Handwritten Note To Middle Georgia Nurse On Front Lines
Taylor Swift Sends A Gift And Handwritten Note To Middle Georgia Nurse On Front Lines
4.16.2021

Britta Thomason, a nurse with AirEvac Lifeteam and a Middle Georgia native, recently shared her love of Swift’s music during an interview that focused on her career as a fligh...

Metro-Atlanta Teens Recognized for Saving their 67-year-old Grandmother
Metro-Atlanta Teens Recognized for Saving their 67-year-old Grandmother
4.16.2021

Fire crews and paramedics said if it weren’t for these two young men, their grandmother likely wouldn’t be here today.

Sonoma Life Support and Gold Ridge Fire Protection District Announce Partnership
Sonoma Life Support and Gold Ridge Fire Protection District Announce Partnership
4.14.2021

Sonoma Life Support, operated by AMR, will begin stationing an Advanced Life Support ambulance at Gold Ridge Fire Protection District Station 2 24-hours a day starting this mo...

How IMSA's AMR Safety Team Keeps Drivers Safe
How IMSA's AMR Safety Team Keeps Drivers Safe
4.13.2021

Members of IMSA's AMR Safety Team break down the unique opportunity in motorsport medical and rescue response.

AMR Celebrates 60 Years of Service in Yakima
AMR Celebrates 60 Years of Service in Yakima
4.13.2021

The operation, located in Yakima, first opened its doors in February 1961, operating as Yakima Ambulance.

Sheriff’s Office Tips Hat to Call-takers During National Public Safety Communicators Week
Sheriff’s Office Tips Hat to Call-takers During National Public Safety Communicators Week
4.13.2021

Our public safety dispatchers and call takers are an extraordinary group of women and men who answer calls for help 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

'Recovery Activities' Ease Mental Health Challenges in EMS Workers
'Recovery Activities' Ease Mental Health Challenges in EMS Workers
4.13.2021

A recent study included 70 EMS workers at American Medical Response in Syracuse, New York.

EMTs and Paramedics are the Community's Unsung Heroes
EMTs and Paramedics are the Community's Unsung Heroes
4.13.2021

When the ambulance shows up, they don’t stop and ask if you have health insurance. They don’t stop and ask about your ability to pay for those services. They don’t care if you...

An Interview with Charlie Burgoyne of Valkyrie
An Interview with Charlie Burgoyne of Valkyrie
4.13.2021

Valkyrie recently partnered with Global Medical Response, the largest ambulance company in the world, to develop COVID-19 modeling tools and resource allocation plans to expan...

AMR Assists in GA Tornado Response
AMR Assists in GA Tornado Response
4.8.2021

Last week, there was an F4 tornado that hit the areas of Coweta County, Georgia, and the City of Newnan. Coweta County Fire called for assistance, and American Medical Respons...

River Medical Achieves CAAS Reaccreditation
River Medical Achieves CAAS Reaccreditation
4.7.2021

Accreditation places leading AZ ambulance provider in top 2 percent of ambulance companies nationwide.

City of New Haven Partners with AMR on Earn While You Learn Program
City of New Haven Partners with AMR on Earn While You Learn Program
4.6.2021

AMR’s award-winning Earn While You Learn program is designed to ease the transition for those wanting to become EMS professionals.

Emergency Health Workers Three Times More at Risk of Depression, PTSD
Emergency Health Workers Three Times More at Risk of Depression, PTSD
4.6.2021

AMR frontline employees were part of a study finding that EMS workers are three times more likely to suffer depression and PTSD than the general public.

EMS Week 2021
EMS Week 2021
4.5.2021

The theme for EMS Week 2021 announced: This is EMS: Caring for Our Communities. The annual campaign recognizes the heroes who provide emergency medical services in communities...

Nevada’s Fight Against COVID-19 Grows
Nevada’s Fight Against COVID-19 Grows
4.5.2021

Las Vegas-based Station Casinos announced it would begin offering vaccinations on April 6 with the help of American Medical Response (AMR) ambulance company.

Team Goes Door-to-Door in San Diego's Barrio Logan to Set Up COVID-19 Vaccinations
Team Goes Door-to-Door in San Diego's Barrio Logan to Set Up COVID-19 Vaccinations
4.2.2021

AMR employees joined an out-reach team in a San Diego neighborhood hit hard by the pandemic to sign up residents for coronavirus vaccine appointments this weekend.

Las Vegas Casino Selects AMR to Administer Employee Vaccine Program
Las Vegas Casino Selects AMR to Administer Employee Vaccine Program
4.1.2021

Station Casinos announced an on-site vaccination program, adminstered by American Medical Response, that will enable employees and their families to get vaccinated at the Comp...

Med-Trans Corporation Announces In-Network Agreement With Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
Med-Trans Corporation Announces In-Network Agreement With Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
4.1.2021

BCBS members in Alabama will not receive balance bills when transported by Med-Trans

American Medical Response Implements Innovative ET3 Pilot Program in Dekalb County, Ga.
American Medical Response Implements Innovative ET3 Pilot Program in Dekalb County, Ga.
3.31.2021

ET3 program aims to improve quality, lower costs and reduce avoidable emergency department transports

Dublin, GA, Flight Nurse on the Frontlines of COVID-19
Dublin, GA, Flight Nurse on the Frontlines of COVID-19
3.29.2021

AirEvac Lifeteam's Britta Thomason has served on the frontlines of COVID-19 as both a flight nurse and as part of the Nurse Navigation Line for Global Medical Response crews d...

 Pink Ambulance Hits the Streets for Breast Cancer Awareness
Pink Ambulance Hits the Streets for Breast Cancer Awareness
3.29.2021

AMR Troup County (Ga.) outfitted one of its rigs with pink colors and ribbons to show support for the fight against breast cancer.

Bayflite 4 is Now Med-Trans Florida
Bayflite 4 is Now Med-Trans Florida
3.29.2021

Bayflite 4 unveils new name for Brooksville Air Medical Base.

20-year-old Begins EMT Journey
20-year-old Begins EMT Journey
3.25.2021

Ashtyn Overton graduated from AMR’s Earn While You Learn program on March 12 and soon will run calls on some of the 16 ambulances serving the county via contract.

How the Therapy Dog Program is Helping EMS Providers Cope with 'Unimaginable' Stress
How the Therapy Dog Program is Helping EMS Providers Cope with 'Unimaginable' Stress
3.24.2021

Goldendoodles Saydee and Bodhi have made it their mission to relieve the emotional stress.

NASCAR Dogs Can Sniff Out COVID-19 With up to 98% Accuracy
NASCAR Dogs Can Sniff Out COVID-19 With up to 98% Accuracy
3.22.2021

If they smell the virus in their 30 seconds of screening, the sniffer dogs will alert their handler, and the individual infected with COVID-19 will have to undergo secondary s...

Hundreds of Frontline Workers Receive COVID-19 Vaccine at Union Superstation
Hundreds of Frontline Workers Receive COVID-19 Vaccine at Union Superstation
3.22.2021

San Diego & Imperial Counties Labor Council partnered with American Medical Response to distribute vaccines.

Yolo County Teaming up to Deliver COVID Vaccinations to Homebound Seniors
Yolo County Teaming up to Deliver COVID Vaccinations to Homebound Seniors
3.22.2021

Thanks to a partnership between Yolo County and AMR homebound seniors 65 and older can schedule free in-home COVID-19 vaccinations.

Eighth Circuit Holds States Cannot Regulate AirMedCare Network Memberships
Eighth Circuit Holds States Cannot Regulate AirMedCare Network Memberships
3.17.2021

AirMedCare Network to Resume Sales of Air Ambulance Memberships in North Dakota

The pandemic shut down NASCAR a year ago. The vaccine provides hope for full return.
The pandemic shut down NASCAR a year ago. The vaccine provides hope for full return.
3.16.2021

NASCAR icon Richard Petty has put his face on the campaign to more widely distribute the COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Ryan Stanton, medical director of the AMR/NASCAR safety team, ap...

A look Inside One of Arlington’s Vaccination Centers
A look Inside One of Arlington’s Vaccination Centers
3.15.2021

Members of the Arlington Fire Department, military personnel as well as members of FEMA and AMR – distinguishable only by the uniforms they wear, work together to provide vacc...

Brian Pratt: Rural Metro Pro Loves Patient Care
Brian Pratt: Rural Metro Pro Loves Patient Care
3.15.2021

Pratt has spent more than half his life in emergency services work for his community. He is a rare breed.

Paramedic Chronicles the Daily Tragedy of Drug Overdoses Before and During Pandemic
Paramedic Chronicles the Daily Tragedy of Drug Overdoses Before and During Pandemic
3.15.2021

AMR paramedic Peter Canning, who responded to thousands of heroin overdose calls, has written a book about his experiences and his views on the continuing deadly opioid epidem...

SevenBar Aviation Earns Validated Safety Management System
SevenBar Aviation Earns Validated Safety Management System
3.15.2021

Federal Aviation Administration awards the company with Active Conformance designation

Springfield Housing Authority and City Partner to Provide COVID vaccines to Public Housing Residents
Springfield Housing Authority and City Partner to Provide COVID vaccines to Public Housing Residents
3.10.2021

The program is part of the state’s Phase II vaccine deployment plan to vaccine eligible residents of public housing. The city’s Health and Human Services Department and Americ...

Senate Passes Ambulance Treatment in Place Language
Senate Passes Ambulance Treatment in Place Language
3.9.2021

The U.S. Senate passed language for Medicare coverage of emergency treatment in place of lower acuity patients by ground ambulance services providers and suppliers during the ...

AMR Service Implements ET3 Program
AMR Service Implements ET3 Program
3.9.2021

AMR in Sumter County has been selected as a participant to implement the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport (ET3) program.

GMR's Rural/Metro Fire Operations Completes Asset Purchase of Capstone Fire & Safety Management Operations
GMR's Rural/Metro Fire Operations Completes Asset Purchase of Capstone Fire & Safety Management Operations
3.8.2021

Agreement will Enhance GMR’s Portfolio of Wildland, Industrial and Technical Fire Services.

Marble Falls AEL Flight Paramedic Featured in Fox's #See Her Campaign
Marble Falls AEL Flight Paramedic Featured in Fox's #See Her Campaign
3.8.2021

Alyssa “Benny” Benford featured in 30-second spot on International Women’s Day.

Caring for the Caregivers
Caring for the Caregivers
3.8.2021

First responders and health care workers get calming quality time with UpReach horses.

Flying into Service: Air Evac Lifeteam
Flying into Service: Air Evac Lifeteam
3.8.2021

Since July of 2008, Air Evac Lifeteam has been providing life-saving emergency services to Boyle and seven surrounding counties from the Danville-Boyle County Airport’s Stuart...

Drivers to Stay Busy, Safe this Week at INDYCAR Content Days
Drivers to Stay Busy, Safe this Week at INDYCAR Content Days
3.4.2021

INDYCAR has partnered with AMR to ensure that that all Content Days participants, including drivers, partners, promoters and more, will be tested for COVID-19 every day they a...

Arizona Paramedic was First Inspired by Fifth Grade Teacher
Arizona Paramedic was First Inspired by Fifth Grade Teacher
3.3.2021

For 23 years, Keith Lowry, paramedic for LifeLine Ambulance, has served in emergency medical services. He was first inspired to become a paramedic by his fifth-grade teacher, ...

Boost for EMT Students
Boost for EMT Students
3.1.2021

AMR is partnering with Southwestern College to increase access to affordable Emergency Medical Technician degrees through a new scholarship. The AMR Diversity and Inclusion Sc...

Communicators as the Ultimate Integrators of the Human Experience
Communicators as the Ultimate Integrators of the Human Experience
2.26.2021

Published by IABC and authored by Donna Itzoe, SVP Marketing & Communications, the article outlines trends shaping communication in 2021 and beyond.

New Members Appointed to Ventura County Workforce Board
New Members Appointed to Ventura County Workforce Board
2.26.2021

Jeremey Shumaker, regional director of operations for AMR joins the board. 

FEMA COVID-19 Vaccine Site Opens in Arlington
FEMA COVID-19 Vaccine Site Opens in Arlington
2.26.2021

This effort is a partnership between the federal government, the City of Arlington, Tarrant County Public Health, the Arlington Fire Department, American Medical Response, the...

Florida Chamber Safety Council Adds Two Advisory Board Members
Florida Chamber Safety Council Adds Two Advisory Board Members
2.25.2021

The Florida Chamber Safety Council announced the addition of two new Advisory Board members. Dr. Joshua Chard, director of product and corporate safety for Altec® Industries, ...

21K Shots A Week: COVID-19 Community Vaccination Center Opens At Globe Life Field
21K Shots A Week: COVID-19 Community Vaccination Center Opens At Globe Life Field
2.24.2021

The Arlington Fire Department and American Medical Response, with collaboration from the Rangers and the Cowboys, have been working with state and federal partners to ready Gl...

Air Evac Lifeteam to Open Air Medical Base in Clarinda
Air Evac Lifeteam to Open Air Medical Base in Clarinda
2.24.2021

Base serves residents within a 70-mile radius.

Emergency Response Crews Plead with Drivers to Move Over
Emergency Response Crews Plead with Drivers to Move Over
2.23.2021

It’s important for drivers to move to the right so that emergency response vehicles can get around traffic safely on the left.

Community Comes Together to Aid Nursing Home Residents
Community Comes Together to Aid Nursing Home Residents
2.20.2021

First responders from across the area and Waxahachie ISD employees worked together to facilitate the evacuation of residents from Focused Care nursing home.

The EMS Handoff: Addiction Among Us
The EMS Handoff: Addiction Among Us
2.18.2021

AAA Podcast features “Capt. Kirk,” a 40-year veteran of EMS and public safety currently working for Reach.

No. 77 Chevy to Showcase AirMedCare Network in Daytona Road Race
No. 77 Chevy to Showcase AirMedCare Network in Daytona Road Race
2.17.2021

Spire Motorsports will showcase AirMedCare Network aboard the team’s No. 77 Chevrolet Camaro with driver Justin Haley in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) O’Reilly Auto Parts 2...

CDC Warns of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning as Winter Weather Continues
CDC Warns of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning as Winter Weather Continues
2.16.2021

Jeff Bagwell with Rural Metro Fire spoke with WVLT, sharing tips to keep you and your family safe during the cold winter months.

 Rural Metro: Don't Drive Over Fire Hoses
Rural Metro: Don't Drive Over Fire Hoses
2.15.2021

Avoid driving over fire hoses, parts under your car can get hot and damage the hose and impede firefighting.

 AMR Crews Chain Up to Respond During Severe Weather
AMR Crews Chain Up to Respond During Severe Weather
2.15.2021

Emergency crews still need to respond to emergencies and often, during severe weather, they’re responding to things caused by the weather itself.

Frontline Workers Put Community First
Frontline Workers Put Community First
2.15.2021

A large number of frontline and other essential employees have “given their all” in Elko County throughout the deadly Covid-19 pandemic.

Major Medical Transport Firm Aids Employers as they Get Back to Business Safely
Major Medical Transport Firm Aids Employers as they Get Back to Business Safely
2.12.2021

In 2020, Global Medical Response launched a comprehensive program to protect its 37,000 front-line employees. Soon, their clients were asking for the program to be adapted to ...

REACH Air Medical Services Opens Air Medical Base in Salton City
REACH Air Medical Services Opens Air Medical Base in Salton City
2.5.2021

REACH Air Medical Services (REACH) today announced the opening of its newest emergency air medical transport base in Salton City, CA.

Air Evac Lifeteam Helicopter has a New Look
Air Evac Lifeteam Helicopter has a New Look
2.4.2021

Abilene air medical base proudly flying Hendrick Health colors.

Senators Cortez Masto and Cassidy Introduce Bill on Ambulance Treatment in Place
Senators Cortez Masto and Cassidy Introduce Bill on Ambulance Treatment in Place
2.4.2021

Senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Bill Cassidy, MD introduced legislation (S. 149) to allow for Medicare reimbursement under certain circumstances of treatment in place by g...

Cybersecurity for EMS AAA Webinar Feb. 25
Cybersecurity for EMS AAA Webinar Feb. 25
2.3.2021

Join Sean Tuley, Chief Information Officer and Mark Campbell, VP, Chief Information Security Officer on Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 3-4 p.m. EST as they host a AAA webina...

DeSantis: Villages, Fl, Vaccine Site To Receive 4,000 Doses With Promise Of Regular Supply
DeSantis: Villages, Fl, Vaccine Site To Receive 4,000 Doses With Promise Of Regular Supply
2.2.2021

Thanks to a boost in vaccines from the federal government, a mass vaccination site in The Villages will start up again. Florida seniors can register at sumterfl.saferestart.ne...

Ellis County, TX, Forms Vaccination Hub, Selects GMR SafeRestart Vaccine Management Platform
Ellis County, TX, Forms Vaccination Hub, Selects GMR SafeRestart Vaccine Management Platform
1.28.2021

The State of Texas requires that a vaccination hub implement a registration software solution for vaccine administration. The Ellis County Commissioners' Court approved the pu...

Governor Ducey Speeds up Distribution of Arizona Coronavirus Vaccines
Governor Ducey Speeds up Distribution of Arizona Coronavirus Vaccines
1.27.2021

Gov. Doug Ducey, (R-Ariz.), issued an advisory Tuesday accelerating the statewide distribution of the coronavirus vaccine. The Governor also called for doses to be moved to wh...

Editorial: Don’t Blame GMR for Lack of Vaccine
Editorial: Don’t Blame GMR for Lack of Vaccine
1.25.2021

The State of Florida is who vaccines are distributed to and has the sole authority to distribute to those who administer the vaccines.

The Life of Daryl Tombs was Celebrated with a Funeral Procession
The Life of Daryl Tombs was Celebrated with a Funeral Procession
1.24.2021

The funeral of Daryl Tombs, was followed by an EMS procession to the Seaman Cemetery in Savona.

NAEMSP Introduces 2021 Board of Directors
NAEMSP Introduces 2021 Board of Directors
1.22.2021

The board members were welcomed this week at the association's 2021 Annual Meeting.

AirMed International Partners with the Pac-12 Conference for 2020-21 Season
AirMed International Partners with the Pac-12 Conference for 2020-21 Season
1.21.2021

AirMed is providing air medical transportation services for Pac-12 student-athletes this season.

Florida Must Wait on U.S. Government for Vaccines
Florida Must Wait on U.S. Government for Vaccines
1.21.2021

A nationwide COVID-19 vaccine shortage is creating postponements and frustrations among Florida seniors hoping to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. This shortage affecte...

Arizona Passes 300,000 Mark in COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered
Arizona Passes 300,000 Mark in COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered
1.21.2021

AMR has helped Arizona reach 320,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered. AMR assists at the state's first 24/7 vaccination site at State Farm Stadium where more than 46,00...

AirMed International Partners with Pac-12 Conference
AirMed International Partners with Pac-12 Conference
1.21.2021

GMR's AirMed International is providing air medical transportation services for student-athletes of the Pac-12 Conference during the league's 2020-21 academic season.

Ban on Surprise Medical Bills Could Reshape U.S. Air Ambulance Industry
Ban on Surprise Medical Bills Could Reshape U.S. Air Ambulance Industry
1.20.2021

Several sections in the No Surprises Act focus specifically on air ambulances, making it potentially the most consequential legislation for the U.S. air ambulance industry sin...

Global Medical Response Suspends COVID-19 Vaccines in Sumter County Due to National Vaccine Shortage
Global Medical Response Suspends COVID-19 Vaccines in Sumter County Due to National Vaccine Shortage
1.16.2021

Global Medical Response (GMR), announced today that it has suspended the operation of the mass vaccination site in Sumter County Florida due to unforeseen circumstances surrou...

Street Response Team Begins Mission
Street Response Team Begins Mission
1.15.2021

Trained health care professionals who are not members of law enforcement have started to assist people in Portland as part of an innovative non-police response to people in cr...

EMS Community Helps Paramedic as he and his son Battle COVID-19
EMS Community Helps Paramedic as he and his son Battle COVID-19
1.14.2021

The EMS community is coming together to help one of their own get back on his feet after both he and his son were hospitalized with COVID-19. Garett Hensley has been a paramed...

Carbyne Raises $25M for a Next-Generation Platform to Improve Emergency 911 Responses
Carbyne Raises $25M for a Next-Generation Platform to Improve Emergency 911 Responses
1.14.2021

Emergency services continue to be a major force when it comes to coping with the Covid-19 health pandemic, and today a company that is building technology to help them run bet...

First Responder Recounts Deployment to NYC Amid COVID-19 Surge, Overseeing Vaccines Back Home
First Responder Recounts Deployment to NYC Amid COVID-19 Surge, Overseeing Vaccines Back Home
1.13.2021

As the vaccine rolls out across North Texas, AMR first responder Michael Marsh is especially aware of just how far the medical community has come. In March, Marsh the Operatio...

Gov. DeSantis Helps Debut New COVID-19 Vaccine Site at The Villages
Gov. DeSantis Helps Debut New COVID-19 Vaccine Site at The Villages
1.12.2021

Through a partnership with the Florida Department of Health and Global Medical Response, those who are 65 and older can receive a vaccine free of charge at a new outdoor site....

Los Angeles (CA) Ambulance Crews Struggle Amid Bottlenecks
Los Angeles (CA) Ambulance Crews Struggle Amid Bottlenecks
1.11.2021

“While we’re trained to deal with crises, something like this has never been seen in anybody’s lifetime that’s in healthcare right now,” said Tom Wagner, west group president ...

NH First Responders Receiving First Shot of Vaccine
NH First Responders Receiving First Shot of Vaccine
1.11.2021

As some Granite State health care workers are receiving their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, other first responders are now getting their first. "Very safe vaccine. I re...

Springfield Sets up COVID Vaccines for First Responders
Springfield Sets up COVID Vaccines for First Responders
1.8.2021

Health Commissioner Helen R. Caulton Harris said Thursday that the city will provide coronavirus vaccines to hundreds of first responders next week.

Longtime TN Firefighter Dies from COVID-19
Longtime TN Firefighter Dies from COVID-19
1.8.2021

John Howell Clift, a firefighter with Knoxville's Rural Metro Fire Department for more than 40 years, died Saturday after he was hospitalized with the virus in early December.

To Streamline COVID-19 Inoculations, Texas will Start Sending Doses to Large Vaccination Hubs
To Streamline COVID-19 Inoculations, Texas will Start Sending Doses to Large Vaccination Hubs
1.8.2021

To facilitate the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccinations, Texas will begin shipping most doses to large providers that can innoculate at least 100K people per week.

Life Force Air Medical Pilot Dies from COVID-19, EMS Colleagues Mourn
Life Force Air Medical Pilot Dies from COVID-19, EMS Colleagues Mourn
1.6.2021

LifeForce Air Medical announced the passing of one of their own. Pilot 'Stu Baze' passed away after battling the coronavirus, his colleagues along with Erlanger officials and ...

Western New York EMS Personnel Start Getting COVID-19 Vaccine
Western New York EMS Personnel Start Getting COVID-19 Vaccine
1.5.2021

There's more than 2 million healthcare personnel in the state. Since they've been at the forefront of the pandemic for the past year, they've been prioritized to get the COVID...

EMT Jessica Wright is Working to Stop the Spread
12.30.2020

Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Jessica Wright has been refining her craft for over nine years and last year transferred over to American Medical Response just before the...

AMR, Napa Valley’s Trusted Paramedic Emergency Response and Public Safety Partner
12.23.2020

In times like these, when safety is more of a concern than ever, it's not enough to just be an adequate medical response team. AMR believes in going above and beyond.

A Holiday Surprise to AMR COVID-19 Test Site Workers
12.23.2020

With the Christmas holiday days away, people were lining up at COVID-19 testing sites across western Mass, sometimes waiting for hours.

Helping Aspiring EMT’s Gain Hands-On Experience
12.23.2020

The city of Buffalo has joined the American Medical Response team in a launch of their 9th Earn While You Learn Academy.

AirMed Care, Donors Made Blood Drive a Success
12.21.2020

AirMed Care hosted a blood drive in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in November. As a result of their efforts, nine pints of blood, were collected, enough to potentially save ...

New Signs Signify Positive Change in West Plains
12.14.2020

Air Medical Group Holdings’ sign is replaced with Global Medical Response.

Three Illinois Air Evac Lifeteam Crews Now Carry Whole Blood on Every Flight
12.14.2020

Air Evac Lifeteam partners with Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center to provide blood to trauma patients.

Hawaii Life Flight, AMR, Add Four-Legged Sweetheart to EMS Team
12.14.2020

Therapy dog will help Paramedics, EMTs and Flight Crews with work stress.

Dr. Ed Racht on Yahoo Finance Live
12.8.2020

GMR Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ed Racht, discusses the impact of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases on EMS.

Dr. Ed Racht Speaks to MSNBC
12.8.2020

GMR Chief Medical Director Dr. Ed Racht discuses the impact of spiking COVID-19 cases on EMS and 911 systems with Brian Williams.

Las Vegas Ambulance Companies Struggle Amid Pandemic Challenges, Limited Federal Funding
12.5.2020

Glenn Kasprzyk, GMR SW Region President, appears on Fox 4 Las Vegas to discuss the strain on the 911 system during the pandemic.

Randy Owen on CNBC
12.4.2020

Randy Owen, GMR Chief Executive Officer, joins Acadian CEO Richard Zuschlag on CNBC's Squawk on the Street to discuss the current state of the EMS industry and the impact COVI...

First Responder Discusses Being Priority to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine
12.4.2020

Healthcare workers, nursing home residents and staff, and first responders are at the top of the list for the COVID-19 vaccine, whenever it becomes available. Jeff Bagwell, sp...

Ambulance Companies Struggle During the Pandemic
12.4.2020

AMR VP, Operations, Mike Addario discusses the response to the pandemic including the impact on reimbursements and PPE stockpiling.

Ambulance Companies in Colorado Need PPE Funding
12.3.2020

Ambulance companies in Colorado and across the nation say COVID-19 has the industry at a breaking point.

Dr. Ed Racht on MSNBC's Morning Joe
12.3.2020

GMR Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ed Racht, discusses the COVID-19 pandemic response.

Med-Trans Corp. Delivers New Air Ambulance to Launch HCA Virginia Healthcare Ambulance
12.3.2020

New helicopter at Chippenham Hospital adds to regional Medflight options.

AAA Says Ambulance Companies at 'A Breaking Point' After Receiving Little COVID Aid
12.1.2020

In a letter obtained exclusively by NBC News, the American Ambulance Association told the Department of Health and Human Services that “the 911 emergency medical system throug...

As Winter Approaches, Hypothermia Fears Mount
11.30.2020

Risk factors for hypothermia deaths are age — the elderly are more vulnerable to body temperature changes — and misuse of drugs or alcohol.

Twice in 40 Days: An EMS System’s Response to Two of the Largest Wildfires in CA State History
11.24.2020

Already grappling with the effects of COVID-19, GMR's Napa team mounted an EMS response to successfully evacuate the same rural hospital twice in 40 days while simultaneously ...

AMR and UofL Health Announce New Partnership
11.24.2020

This agreement will improve care and transportation experience for patients

AMR Offers Safety Precautions for Holiday Gatherings
11.23.2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has left people feeling overwhelmed and isolated, and while the holidays present an opportunity to gather together with friends and family to celebrate, ...

BLADE Adds Pre-Flight COVID Tests For Shared Private Jet Flights
11.23.2020

The pre-boarding testing is administered before check-in. It is performed on-site by CrowdRX, a division of Global Medical Response.

GMR Deploys Medical Personnel and Ambulances to Support FEMA’s COVID-19 Response in Minnesota
11.19.2020

Company deploys crews and vehicles from AMR and other EMS providers.

CBS This Morning: Air Ambulances Being Used for Covid Transports as Hospitalizations Surge
11.18.2020

As El Paso, TX, cases continue to rise, AirMed International is transporting patients to hospitals across Texas.

Dr. Ed Racht on Bloomberg Balance of Power
11.18.2020

Dr. Ed Racht, GMR's Chief Medical Officer, speaks to Bloomberg about the increasing volume of COVID-19 patients across the country.

REACH Air Medial Services Offers Safety Guide for the Holidays
11.17.2020

REACH Air Medical Services is encouraging people to gather safely for the holidays and offers some tips on how to celebrate safely.

Air Evac Lifeteam Completes Move to Natchitoches
11.17.2020

Air Evac Lifeteam has a new home at the Natchitoches Regional Airport.

'Air Medical Transport is Definitely a Life Saver’: Air Ambulances Help Decrease Rising Hospital Rates
11.12.2020

Air ambulance companies are assisting hospitals as they struggle with the increase of hospital rates. With hospitalization rates rising, air ambulance companies are helping ou...

AMR Paramedics Honored for Saving Lives
11.11.2020

Paramedics Jennifer Hutchinson, Joao Bernardo and Nicholas Biuso received an award for their intervention and care of a patient who was suffering from a potentially deadly hea...

REACH Air Medical Services Relocates Fixed-Wing Air Medical Base to Redding
11.9.2020

The 24-hour airplane base will begin operations in Redding on November 9.

Taking Your Safety Temperature
11.6.2020

Learn how to put structure to your patient safety program while changing the culture and measuring progress.

COVID-19 Lessons: The Time is Now to Improve Healthcare Efficiencies
11.6.2020

In Collaborative Case Management, Special COVID-19 Issue, GMR's Jeff McCollom, SVP Business Development and Denise Treadwell, President, AirMed International discuss how onlin...

AAMS Recognizes 2 LIFE FORCE Members During National Conference
11.5.2020

The Association of Air Medical Services recognized Robert Berger, flight paramedic; and Robbie Tester, senior director of LIFE FORCE, Erlanger Regional Operations Center and E...

AMR Paramedic Shares His Experience, Inspires Students
11.5.2020

In Sean O'Donnell's classroom, a guy who helps people — teaches students how to help people. Sean's a paramedic who shares what he knows with students at Eastern Monroe Career...

GMR EMS Week Celebrations Focus on the Front Line
11.3.2020

Company extends childcare stipends, distributes 30,000 recognition bonuses for frontline caregivers.

How Covid-19 is Reshaping Air Medical Operations in the U.S.
11.3.2020

The ever-shifting response to an ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to reshape HEMS in America and will reverberate through the sector for years to come. Dr. Ed Racht, chi...

Global Medical Response Activates National Command Center ahead of Tuesday’s Election
11.2.2020

GMR activated its National Command Center (NATCOM) in Dallas Monday morning.

Emergent Leadership: Speaking with Ted Van Horne
11.2.2020

EMS Today Host Brett Lyle sits down with Ted Van Horne, Chief Operating Officer of Global Medical Response who discusses how he got started in EMS, his career trajectory, how ...

Debora Gault & Tom Tornstrom Receive AAA President’s Award
10.30.2020

Deb Gault, GMR, is receiving the award for leading the efforts with the AAA, to address the outstanding billing issues for ground ambulance services with the Veterans Affairs ...

Amarillo Medical Services Fully Operational After Roof Collapses
10.29.2020

Company continuing to respond to medical emergencies.

AMR Releases Statement on EMSA Contract
10.28.2020

American Medical Response notifies Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) of contract termination.

Global Medical Response Mobilizes More Than 50 Crew Members, 25 Ambulances for Hurricane Zeta
10.28.2020

Deployment is the company';s fourth deployment in a historic hurricane season.

Flagging Monsoon Leads to Longer Arizona Wildfire Season
10.27.2020

Arizona's lack of monsoons and extreme drought conditions this year have lengthened the fire season for the state as well as making fires more severe.

Workforce Program Aims to Mitigate EMT Shortage with Cost-Free Training
10.27.2020

AMR is hiring a new class of EMTs for its Earn While You Learn program.

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Unveils New Firefighting Helicopter
10.26.2020

Con Air 1, an Airbus H-145 utility helicopter, is equipped with a 144-gallon bucket the agency is using to battle wildfires and is shared between the District and REACH Air Me...

Lisa Jacoba is HR’s First Responder
10.26.2020

At Global Medical Response, Lisa Jacoba ensures that frontline workers and support function employees are treated with the utmost care and respect.

USAMRDC’s Body Cooling System Scores Prestigious Award
10.23.2020

The effort gained traction when the Medical Technology Transfer office signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with CrowdRx, a Global Medical Response company.

UF Health Jacksonville Doctor, Flight Program Director Improvise for Helicopter Crew
10.23.2020

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, UF Health Jacksonville's helicopter crew suddenly found themselves without filter adapters for their N-95 masks that had gone on backorder.

Off-duty Officers, AMR Paramedic Honored
10.23.2020

The city of Waco presented Waco PD officer Adam Beseda, Lacy Lakeview PD Lt. David Cummings and AMR's Richard Lednicky, who is also a city councilman in Lacy Lakeview, with li...

EMS Counts Act Introduced in Congress
10.21.2020

The bill seeks to ensure a more accurate count of EMS personnel in the country, so states and localities can better leverage the workforce in disasters.

AeroCare to Offer Ground Ambulance Service in the Permian Basin Starting This Month
10.20.2020

Trusted Provider Expanding Services to Address Needs, Population Growth.

AMR Announces Event Medical Services for 2020 MLB World Series Games
10.20.2020

Through its partnership with the Texas Rangers, AMR will deliver EMS support for players and staff during games hosted at Globe Life Field.

AMR Orlando Debuts Breast Cancer Awareness Ambulance
10.19.2020

American Medical Response (has unveiled its newest vehicle – a Ford Transit ambulance wrapped in pink for breast cancer awareness.

AMR Takes Extra Precautions to Protect Paramedics Against COVID-19
10.19.2020

American Medical Response (AMR) takes multiple precautions to prevent the spread of COVID 19. Paramedics and EMTs must wear personal protective equipment (PPE) from head to to...

County Program Allows Some 911 Callers to Speak with a Nurse, Consider ER Alternatives
10.15.2020

The DeKalb County 911 Nurse Navigation Program, a partnership between AMR and DeKalb County, aims to better manage EMS call volume.

GMR Mobilizes More than 100 Crew Members, 50 Ambulances and Paratransit Assets for Hurricane Delta
10.9.2020

As part of American Medical Response's (AMR) FEMA contract, GMR is deploying several ground crews and medical transportation assets to provide aid to communities in the path o...

AMR Debuts Ambulances Honoring 9/11 Heroes and Victims
10.9.2020

American Medical Response has adds two ambulances designed to honor the victims who died and the heroes who responded to the September 11, 2001 attacks on our country.

Beyond Lucid Technologies Publishes COVID-19 Data
10.7.2020

Written in two parts — “COVID-19 Exposure Tracking Within Enterprises,” and “Canaries in the Coal Mine?: COVID-19 Symptoms & Impressions Among ePCRs Created using MEDIVIEW, Zo...

Dekalb County and American Medical Response Partner to Provide Innovative Emergency Healthcare Option
10.7.2020

The Nurse Navigation program launched in Georgia will improve access to emergency medical resources and improve the patient experience.

REACH Air Offers Flu-Prevention Advice
10.7.2020

With growing concerns about the impact the coming flu season could have on healthcare systems recovering from the outbreak of COVID-19, health experts are encouraging widespre...

AMR Partners with DeKalb County to Implement New Innovative Emergency Healthcare Solution
10.6.2020

The DeKalb County 911 Nurse Navigation Program activates countywide today and provides residents access to a wider variety of care options to meet specific medical needs.

Vital Sign Monitoring During Out‐of‐Hospital Pediatric Advanced Airway Management
10.2.2020

Two members of the GMR Medicine team, Lynn White, MS and Geneva Whitmore, MPH, recently published an article in the Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Th...

Historic Flight Foundation to Honor First Responders
10.2.2020

The passengers will include a paramedic from AMR, an ICU nurse, a deputy chief from the Spokane Fire Department, an emergency services director from Providence Sacred Heart an...

American Medical Response Deploys Southern California Strike Team to August Complex Fire
10.1.2020

Teams from American Medical Response Riverside, Los Angeles and San Diego Counties will deploy Thursday to the August Complex Fire in Mendocino County to provide medical suppo...

GMR Mobilizes Crews, Ground and Air Assets to Evacuate St. Helena Hospital Amid Fast-Moving Wildfire
9.27.2020

Teams from AMR and REACH are Assisting with Evacuation Efforts, Fire Line Medical Aid, and Patient Transfers.

Fire, EMS Communications Take Top Honor
9.25.2020

AMR Sumter County Fire and EMS Communications Center is the 283rd emergency dispatch center in the world to attain International Academies of Emergency Dispatch (IAED) status ...

AMR Cheyenne Works and Plays in the Local Community
9.22.2020

For 25 years, the team at American Medical Response's Cheyenne operation has provided quality medical care to Laramie County residents. This is how the AMR team makes a differ...

Sierra Lifeflight Employee Receives Award of Excellence from the Association of Air Medical Services
9.14.2020

Lisa Davis, Clinical Base Manager for Sierra Lifeflight, has been recognized with the Association of Air Medical Services 2020 Fixed Wing Award of Excellence.

Crews from Arizona Helping with Wildfire Containment Efforts in California
9.14.2020

As wildfires continue to devastate some Western states, crews from other states are there to help, including Rural Metro Fire teams from Arizona.

Guardian Flight Opens New Air Medical Base in Colorado
9.10.2020

Guardian Flight has announced the opening of its newest emergency air medical transport base in Alamosa, Colorado. The base provides air medical transport services 24-hours a ...

Air Evac Lifeteam and Med-Trans Join with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi
9.10.2020

Officials with Air Evac Lifeteam and Med-Trans Corp., part of the Global Medical Response (GMR) family of companies, announced they have signed an agreement with Blue Cross Bl...

California Paramedics, Fire Agencies Awarded by American Heart Association
9.8.2020

American Medical Response, a medical transportation service in North County, CA, since 2014, and San Dieguito EMS District (CSA-17) received the AMA's Mission: Lifeline EMS Si...

Air Evac Lifeteam and Med-Trans Corp. are Now In Network with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi
9.3.2020

Mississippi residents with BCBS now have in-network access to life-saving emergency air medical transports.

Guardian Flight Opens New Air Medical Base in Alamosa
9.3.2020

New Operation Provides Lifesaving Care to Residents in Emergency Situations.

Valley Med Flight is Now Guardian Flight
9.1.2020

Valley Med Flight Unveils New Name for All Nine Air Medical Bases.

Nurse Navigation Aids in Remote Monitoring of COVID-19 Patients
8.31.2020

Sumter County partnered with AMR, the county's emergency medical transportation provider, and its parent company, GMR, to provide COVID-19 patients remote patient monitoring s...

GMR Activates More than 1,100 Personnel and 325 Ground and Air Assets in Response to Hurricane Laura
8.28.2020

As part of American Medical Response's (AMR) FEMA contract, GMR is deploying air and ground crews and medical transportation assets including more than 1,100 first responders,...

New Ambulance Provider for Osborne County, KS
8.28.2020

American Medical Response (AMR), the nation's leading provider of medical transportation services, will begin operations in Osborne County on Sept. 1. AMR is making significan...

EMS Crews Around the Country Deploy to Assist in Hurricane Laura Response
8.28.2020

EMS crews from around the country are deploying throughout the hard-hit areas of Texas and Louisiana after Hurricane Laura made landfall early Thursday.

GMR Mobilizes Dozens of Crews, Ambulances and Paratransit Assets as Hurricane Laura Heads Toward TX
8.26.2020

As part of American Medical Response's (AMR) FEMA contract, GMR is deploying several ground crews and medical transportation assets to help communities in the storm's path.

Global Medical Response Mobilizes Crews, Ground and Air Assets in Response to California Wildfires
8.23.2020

Teams from AMR and REACH are assisting with Evacuation Efforts, Fire Line Medical Aid, and Patient Transfers.

Air Evac Lifeteam Remains Steadfast During Pandemic
8.20.2020

AEL Program Director Joe Bradshaw discusses the impact of COVID-19 on operations in Corbin, KY. Flight Nurse Katie Nelson, Pilot Scott Rosenbalm and Flight Paramedic Tommy Mat...

AMR Mississippi Gulf Coast Receives American Heart Association’s Mission Lifeline Gold Award
8.19.2020

GMR ground company American Medical Response has been honored by the American Heart Association for the work of its Mississippi Gulf Coast operation in providing the highest q...

How the Helicopter Industry is Coping with COVID-19
8.18.2020

REACH and Guardian Flight COO Vicky Spediacci, and GMR East Group President Seth Meyers, give their state-of-the-industry perspectives in the wake of the pandemic.

AMR Sumter County Fire/EMS Earns Prestigious Accreditation
8.17.2020

The Communications Center is now an Accredited Center of Excellence.

Fire Agencies Urging Extreme Caution During Heat Wave
8.17.2020

Rural Metro Fire's Division Chief Austin Prince says parts of the country are in "extreme" fire danger. Precautions should include no debris burning, no smoking in areas with ...

GMR Therapy Dog Works for First Responders
8.12.2020

The newest recruit of the GMR Therapy Dog Program is on the job with the Jackson, MS, AMR team. Shelby, a 1-year-old goldendoodle, trained for a year to be a therapy dog to he...

Buffalo, NY, Mayor Brown Joins AMR for Graduation of Newly Certified EMTs and Discussion of Diversity
8.10.2020

AMR Buffalo's Innovative "Earn While You Learn" Program has graduated 56% women and 51% minorities since its inception.

Arkansas Air Evac Lifeteam Crews Now Carrying Blood on Every Flight
8.7.2020

The bases partnered with the American Red Cross to start carrying blood and blood products on board their aircraft.

CARESTAR Foundation Awards Grant To Contra Costa County EMS Partnership For Opioid Response
8.6.2020

The CARESTAR Foundation has awarded a grant to improve care delivery for opioid use disorder in Contra Costa County, CA. The partnership includes GMR ground company American M...

Guardian Flight Nurse Recognized for Work with Navajo Nation
8.6.2020

Guardian Flight emergency flight nurse Keith Van Brunt has been recognized for his work with the Navajo Nation during the COVID-19 pandemic. He helped get more air-medical cre...

The Changing Face of HEMS During COVID-19
8.6.2020

REACH Air Medical Services' West Region Air COO, Vicky Spediacci, is among those who comment on the marathon effort of front-line caregivers responding to the COVID-19 pandemi...

Air Evac Soars with Service
8.3.2020

The Air Evac 49 team is highlighted, including Flight Nurse/Medic Keith Hughart, Flight Medics Manny Gallegos and Thomas Kinney, Flight Nurse/Medic Jessica Grisel, Flight Medi...

AMR Paramedic and EMT Honored For Saving Children From Apartment Fire
7.30.2020

Waterbury, CT, AMR's Keith Slater and Michael Messenger were recognized by local dignitaries for their quick thinking and heroic actions that saved the lives of 14 families du...

NASCAR Salutes: AMR Workers Hit the Front Lines to Aid in New York City’s COVID-19 Response
7.29.2020

AMR's Rejeanne Boissponeult and Robert Galvin are featured by the 2020 NASCAR Salutes Refreshed by Coca-Cola, a campaign that recognizes all who have gone above and beyond to ...

Ballad Health's Emergency Chopper, 'HEART,' Makes Debut
7.27.2020

Ballad Health in Virginia is launching the new Highlands Emergency Air Rescue and Transport Service with Med-Trans Corp.The service, known as ‘HEART,’ will transport victims o...

GMR Deploys Medical Personnel and Ambulances to Support FEMA's COVID-19 Pandemic Response in Texas
7.27.2020

Company deploys crews and vehicles from AMR, Rural Metro Fire, Air Evac Lifeteam and other EMS providers.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Officials Roll Out Health Precautions For Indy 500
7.23.2020

Global Medical Response Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ed Racht, has been working with IMS officials to develop a plan that applies strict criteria in a large population to minimi...

Buffalo Paramedic Receives National Award for Life-Saving Action
7.22.2020

AMR's Adam Martin has been awarded for his life-saving action. Martin has been selected as one of just 100 recipients nationwide of the 2020 Star of Life by the American Ambul...

AMR Paramedic Honored for Her Lifesaving Efforts
7.21.2020

Youngstown, OH, Paramedic, Lorie Burton, was recognized by the American Ambulance Association as a 'Star of Life" for saving an 81-year-old cardic arrest patient.

The Seven Must-Do Steps for Hurricane Preparation
7.20.2020

EMS1 writer, Rachel Engle, offers hurricane preparedness tips and directs readers to AMR's tip sheet for further information.

Watch Terrence Ramotar on MSNBC's "Morning Joe"
7.16.2020

The AMR Regional Operations Director and president of the Florida Ambulance Association talks about the new epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, Florida, and how ambulance crew...

RWS Entertainment Group Partners With CrowdRX to Create Universal Health Protocols to Keep Performing Artists Safe
7.14.2020

CrowdRX's national medical director, Dr. Matt Friedman, has developed the Health and Hygiene Protocol for Performing Artists to standardize the safety and protection of perfor...

Florida County Supplements Local EMS with additional GMR Abulance Crews
7.13.2020

Escambia County Emergency Medical Services has implemented its mutual aid plan to bring in additional ambulances in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Lifeguard Ambulance S...

REACH Air Medical Off to Good Start In Washington County, TX
7.13.2020

After several months of operation, REACh gets high marks from Washington County EMS Director, Kevin Deramus. He says the program has exceeded his expectations.

Radio Interview: Rural Medical Transportation
7.7.2020

630 KHOW radio hosts GMR South Region President Steve Dralle as he discusses medical transportation in rural America, specifically in rural Colorado. He also discusses keeping...

AirMed Designated an Accredited Service Provider for International Assistance Group
7.6.2020

AirMed International, a GMR solution, is now an Accredited Service Provider with International Assistance Group (IAG), the world's largest alliance of independent assistance c...

Nilson ‘REACH’-es For His Dream Job, Saves Lives Daily
7.4.2020

REACH Flight Nurse, Paul Nilson, is profiled. Nilson is based in Imperial County and has been active in the local response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Global Medical Response Honors American Heroes via 2020 NASCAR Salutes Campaign
7.3.2020

For the third year in a row, American Medical Response, part of the Global Medical Response (GMR) family of companies, is partnering with NASCAR to honor members of the United...

Doctors Use Van To Make House Calls For Postpartum Care
7.2.2020

In an innovative program, AMR is helping healthcare providers bring clinical expertise into the community.

NASCAR to Honor Frontline, Military Heroes Alike in NASCAR Salutes Refreshed by Coca-Cola
7.2.2020

As part of the NASCAR recognition, AMR, the "Official Emergency Medical Services Partner of NASCAR," will feature the NASCAR Salutes Refreshed by Coca-Cola branding on its NAS...

American Medflight is Now REACH Air Medical Services
7.1.2020

American Medflight Unveils New Name and Plans to Achieve CAMTS Accreditation.

AirMed Adds Significant Air Ambulance Capability To The IAG Pool
7.1.2020

AirMed International, a GMR solution, has joined the International Assistance Group, an alliance of more than 140 independent assistance companies, service providers and corrr...

Nationwide EMS Calls Have Dropped 26% Since the Start of the Pandemic
6.29.2020

Since early March and the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., 911 calls for emergency medical services have dropped by 26.1 % compared to the past two years, a new stu...

AMR Offers Tips for a Safe 4th of July
6.29.2020

While this year's holiday will look different due to social distancing and state limitations on gatherings, AMR still wants to remind people of the importance of holiday safet...

Bystanders Save Life by Administering CPR and Using a Automated External Defibrillator
6.25.2020

Grants Pass Fire Rescue along with American Medical Response responded to a reported person not breathing. Upon arrival, EMS personnel found bystanders administering CPR with ...

AMR to Respond to Calls in Falls County
6.25.2020

American Medical Response (AMR) will now respond to medical emergencies and other emergency calls in Falls County. The medical transportation service will begin operations thi...

East Tennessee First Responders Honored for COVID-19 Efforts in New York
6.24.2020

Rural Metro Fire Knox County first responders were honored by the County commission for their efforts to battle COVID-19 at its epicenter: New York and New Jersey.

Summertime: Water Safety Stressed
6.24.2020

Fountain Hills/Rural Metro Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal Mike Winters said firefighters want to remind everyone that water safety practices and constant supervision is the cure...

Local Health Expert Offers Tips to Stay Safe in the Summer Heat
6.22.2020

AMR's Dan Pickering talks about the warning signs of heat stroke and the importance of continuing to intake liquids, which allow our bodies to release heat through sweat evapo...

Can an Inhaled Steroid Help COVID-19 Patients Feel Better Faster?
6.17.2020

GMR ground transport company, AMR is assisting in a study to test the effectiveness of an inhaler-based medication on non-critical COVID-19 patients, using in-home visits, tel...

Medical Services Firm Heads to New Castle Hills Office Building
6.16.2020

Global Medical Response is moving its Lewisville, TX offices to the Realm at Castle Hills office building. GMR CEO Randy Owen said, "We wanted one location to bring some of ou...

Air Ambulance Pilots’ Pasts Help Keep the Calm in Emergency Situations
6.15.2020

Craig Rush of rural Pike County and Joshua DeGrave of Waverly are pilots for the Air Evac Lifeteam crew based in Jacksonville. Both have had expiriences prior to joing AEL tha...

Preparing and Training for Wildfires with Social-Distancing Guidelines
6.15.2020

Firefighters are preparing for wildfires. This season firefighting will be different, because of the pandemic. Making sure that firefighters are healthy and available to care ...

Thermal Imaging Tech: Is it Right for Your Event?
6.15.2020

CrowdRx, a GMR solution, is one of the companies stepping up to help screening efforts to navigate the "new normal" with cutting-edge medical technology like thermal imaging.

Tropical Storm Cristobal’s La. Landfall Brings Winds, Flooding to South Mississippi
6.8.2020

AMR and Rural Metro Fire were part of the response to incidents in the wake of Tropical Storm Cristobal. As of Sunday morning, George, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson and Pearl Riv...

Air Evac Praises MVFD Response
6.6.2020

On June 5, Air Evac Lifeteam honored Mount Vernon Fire Department withtheir Great Call Award for their response to a 2019 emergency.

Jennifer Fletcher-Kelley Brings Medical Care to Rural Midwest and South through Role at Air Evac
6.5.2020

Air Evac Lifeteam VP of Patient Care, Jennifer Fletcher-Kelley, talks about the vital role of air medical services to rural communities across the country.

Leading Ambulance Provider Responds to Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11’s Request for Qualifications
6.2.2020

American Medical Response (AMR) provided an official response today to a request for qualifications (RFQ) issued by Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 (ESD11). O...

Southern Illinois First Responders Return Home from Deployment
6.2.2020

Nearly a dozen emergency responders have returned to southern Illinois after helping COVID-19 patients on the East Coast. First responders from Abbott EMS and Air Evac Lifetea...

FDNY Hosts Sendoff for 1,600 Caregivers, 500 Ambulances that Came to NY, NJ During Pandemic
5.29.2020

The FDNY on Thursday hosted a ceremonial sendoff to medical response teams that traveled to New York City to assist with the coronavirus pandemic.For 60 days, American Medical...

AMR Assists West Point Fire
5.29.2020

The West Point, GA, Fire Department and American Medical Response in LaGrange have formed a partnership to ensure the medical needs of Troup County residents are met.

AMR of Western New York: 2019 was Highest Year Ever for Cardiac Arrest Saves
5.27.2020

American Medical Response (AMR) of Western New York announced 2019 was a record-best year for cardiac arrest survival statistics, according to the national cardiac arrest regi...

WFD Renews Contract with AMR
5.26.2020

The Waxahachie, TX, Fire Department, currently in its fifth year with AMR ambulance services, has renewed its contract begining Oct. 1 of this year and run through Oct. 1, 202...

It’s Safe to Call 911 for Medical Emergencies During Coronavirus Pandemic
5.26.2020

Troy Hogue, regional director of AMR Central New York, says some are waiting too long to seek care in fear of the coronavirus. They need to understand its ok to call 911 if th...

Reflections on Partnership During EMS Week
5.26.2020

EMS providers, including AMR's Stephanie Hatfield and John Claspell of Evansville, IN, and Jolene Green and Taylor Panus of Contra Costa County, CA, share what partnership mea...

Stronger Together: Air Evac Lifeteam
5.21.2020

Air Evac Lifeteam 157 in Kentucky is highlighted. Pilot Brian Pavia, Flight Paramedic Seth Lovan and Nurse Michelle Grise talk about their experiences.

American Ambulance Association Awards Local Star Of Life
5.21.2020

The American Ambulance Association's (AAA) Stars of Life program celebrates contributions of ambulance professionals who have gone beyond the call of duty in service to their ...

Two Selfless EMS Workers Tie the Knot in Times Square
5.19.2020

AMR Paramedic Meagan Herlihy and AMR EMT Kyle Short have been on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, and were honored with a wedding during EMS Week.

Guardian Flight Mobilizes Air Crews to Aid COVID-19 Response
5.18.2020

More than 50 air medical crews have been mobilized to aid the Four-Corners region and Navajo Nation.

This Week Marks the Start of National EMS Week
5.18.2020

May 17-23, 2020 is the 46th annual National EMS Week. EMTs at AMR are thankful for the support they have seen.

AirMed International Invests in Expanding Global Fleet
5.18.2020

AirMed International today announced that it has added a medically configured Hawker 800XP aircraft to its Birmingham, Ala. base. The dedicated medical transport aircraft join...

Innovative Technology and Skilled Compassionate Personnel Deliver Access to Care in a Crisis
5.18.2020

Global Medical Response deployed a transportation management platform to handle COVID patients in America’s hardest hit areas. 6,000 online medical transport requests for New ...

2020 National EMS Moment of Silence Announcement
5.12.2020

The National EMS Moment of Silence will be observed on Saturday, May 16, 2020. It will begin 6 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time with a live-streamed reading of the names of the 24 h...

Taking the ‘Good Deed’ Challenge
5.11.2020

A Tennessee man decided to show his appreciation for first responders by buying lunch for the Rural Metro Fire team at Gibbs. They are on the front lines...putting themselve...

Tucson EMT Fighting COVID-19 as Volunteer in New Jersey
5.8.2020

AMR's Alex De Leon is voluntarily helping fight COVID-19 in New Jersey. "I felt a moral obligation to help whoever I could in these kinds of situations," he said.

The Homeless Project: Ambulance Crews Form Teams to Help the Mentally Ill
5.8.2020

The new model skips the ER and takes COVID-19 patients with mental issues directly to mental health facilities. AMR's Hal Wyrick discusses the merits of the new program.

Portland EMT Back Home After Helping with COVID-19 Response in New Jersey
5.8.2020

Heather Chapin, an EMT with American Medical Response, is back home in Portland after spending more than two weeks helping with the coronavirus response in New Jersey.

Life-Saving Air Medical Transport Inspires Career Shift for Colorado Pilot
5.6.2020

Samantha Poirier went from flying air tours to becoming a HEMS pilot with REACh Air Medical Services.

Broward County to Provide In-Home COVID-19 Testing for Elderly and Disabled
5.5.2020

Broward County, FL, will offer mobile, in-home COVID-19 testing beginning Wednesday, May 6 for elderly or disabled residents. They are partnering with state agencies, GMR's Am...

Evansville EMT Working in New York, New Jersey Coronavirus Hotspots
5.5.2020

AMR's Stacy Steele didn't imagine her first visit to New York this way. She's part of a national ambulance deployment to help New York-area first responders handle a spike in ...

Dr. Bob Moye: 42 Years of Service at Rural Metro
5.4.2020

Dr. Robert “Bob” Moye is 55 now, but in 1978 he was 13, barely a teenager, a ninth-grader at Farragut High School. That’s when he became part of Rural Metro’s Explorer Post 45...

Digging Deeper: Coronavirus Decontamination
5.4.2020

When it comes to stopping the spread of the coronavirus, and flattening the curve first-responders are on the frontline. So, how do they make sure the vehicles they use to tra...

What Sports Will Look Like as the Pandemic Eases
5.1.2020

Dr. Andrew Bazos of CrowdRX, which provides medical services and advice at live events, on what sports in the U.S. will look like post-pandemic.

All Clear Foundation Offers Vital Helping Hand to First Responder Heroes
5.1.2020

All Clear Foundation works to ensure first responders have the “all clear” when it comes to their personal safety – both mentally and physically. Its mission is clear: improve...

EMTs, Paramedics, and Support Staff Deployed at a Moments Notice
5.1.2020

CA first responder, Kevin Anderson, traveled cross country to serve on front lines of NJ's Covid-19 crisis.

Follow The Life Of An EMT During A 2-Week COVID-19 Deployment
4.30.2020

AMR's Vaughn Miller volunteered to work in Newark, New Jersey, as the coronavirus peaked there, hours from his home in Syracuse, New York.

Telehealth or RPM Solving the Scalability Issue with COVID
4.30.2020

Robin Hill of Vivify Health and Dr. Jeffrey Beeson, Medical Director for GMR's Nurse Navigation Program discuss how they have tackled the coronavirus, remote patient monitorin...

Brooklyn Heights Business Offers Food, Rest for EMTs Between Calls
4.29.2020

A business in Brooklyn Heights is now welcoming EMTs in need of a break between calls.

Thermal Imaging Cameras Could Play "Critical Role" in Keeping People Safe from COVID-19
4.29.2020

Thermal imaging cameras are the latest devices businesses hope will help reopen the economy while keeping people safe from the threat of COVID-19. The cameras are used to scan...

First Responders Preserving Protective Equipment to Stay Safe
4.29.2020

Precautions put in place more than a month ago at Clark County's fire departments have largely prevented employee exposures requiring quarantine.

AMR, GMR Serving Urgent Needs Daily on Front Lines of COVID-19 Fight
4.29.2020

American Medical Response and its parent company, Global Medical Response, have served on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic across the United States for three months as ...

Air Ambulance Services Stress Role of Transport During COVID-19 Crisis
4.28.2020

Air ambulance services are playing a critical role in far-flung rural areas of Colorado during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but operators are increasingly concerned about th...

Sacramento Paramedic Shares Experience Treating COVID-19 Patients While Deployed in New Jersey
4.28.2020

From hurricanes to wildfires, American Medical Response paramedic and field supervisor Kevin Anderson is used to lending a hand in dire situations. But this is different.

EMS Workers Adapting to Coronavirus Changes
4.28.2020

EMS workers continue to adapt to coronavirus changes. When an individual calls 911, American Medical Response dispatchers run them through a screening process to determine whe...

Martin was a True Hero of Pandemic
4.27.2020

The recent death of Southwest Mississippi paramedic David Martin is a reminder that the heroes in the face of COVID-19 extends past the emergency room doors of local hospitals...

Air EVAC Continues Emergency Transports
4.27.2020

With the coronavirus continuing to affect citizens in Randolph County, Air EVAC, a division of Global Medical Response, is continuing to fly critically injured and ill patient...

Out-of-town EMTs Offer Relief to Exhausted Local First Responders
4.25.2020

AMR crew members share their experiences helping with the increased demands on New York EMS workers due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Message of Thanks Shines through Times Square
4.24.2020

An AMR crew deployed to help New York City tackle the COVID-19 crisis stopped to view screens lit up with messages of gratitude.

Massive Collage Honours Frontline Workers
4.24.2020

When complete, it will encompass almost half a million pixels. A huge digital print of 1,000 health care workers and first responders on the front lines of the world wide COVI...

Portland’s Essential Workers: 1-on-1 with 15 People Who Can’t Stay Home
4.24.2020

The Oregonian spoke with a handful of essential workers, including AMR's Aric Johnson, to hear what they had to say about their jobs, their fears and what really matters.

Local EMTs Helping with Emergency Calls in New York
4.22.2020

GMR's ground operation, American Medical Response, has deployed EMTs in western Massachusetts to New York to help with their high number of emergency calls.

London Stadium Could Bring in Thermal Scanning
4.22.2020

Thermal imaging allows large numbers of people at at stadia, airports and workplaces to quickly be screened for fever.CrowdRX uses this technology and is fast becoming the lea...

Aerial Medical Teams Seeing More Work as COVID-19 Spreads to Rural Areas Across the Region
4.22.2020

Directors of Global Medical Response say they are doing emergency medical flights to get patients hit by the novel coronavirus critical treatment. Their teams seeing a big ris...

Nurse Joins Elite Group of Certified Nurses
4.21.2020

Mike Hughes started working for Air Evac Lifeteam in 2015. And in just five years, he has accomplished a feat that is nearly unheard of — earning all five prestigious board ce...

Agencies Coordinate Delivery of 5 Ventilators
4.20.2020

A REACH Air Medical Services helicopter delivered precious cargo to Pioneers Memorial Hospital, five ventilators essential to patients fighting COVID-19.

GMR Deploys More EMS Providers to Aid COVID-19 Response in N.J.
4.20.2020

Global Medical Response (GMR) mobilized a second deployment of American Medical Response (AMR) crews and ambulances to New Jersey, in response to a FEMA request.

GMR Deploys Hundreds of Additional Paramedics, EMTs, Ambulances to Supplement FEMA’s Response in NJ
4.17.2020

Company deploys crews and vehicles from AMR and other EMS companies. More than 1,600 caregivers and 500 ambulances are in NJ and NY.

Air Evac Lifeteam Adjusts to New Normal
4.13.2020

As medical industries across the country continue to take the brunt of the covid-19 virus, there's one specific part of the industry that has been affected that you may not be...

Experts Examine Hospitalizations as Key Figure in COVID-19 Projections
4.11.2020

Dr. Ed Racht, Global Medical Response chief medical officer, joins 'CAVUTO Live' to discuss the latest in the COVID-19 pandemic. 

GMR's Dr. Racht Provides Update on PPE Supply Chain, Rural Community Response, COVID-19 Testing
4.10.2020

GMR's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ed Racht, was on MSNBC to discuss access to PPE, adequate healthcare and testing as EMS continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

First responder describes experience on the front lines of COVID-19 crisis
4.10.2020

Emergency medical technician Madeline Wetterhall joins retired Nutley, New Jersey police detective Steve Rogers and Shannon Bream on Fox News @ Night.

GMR Mobilizes Two Additional Deployments to Assist with FEMA’s COVID-19 Responses in NYC and NJ
4.9.2020

Company sends hundreds of additional EMTs, Paramedics and Ambulances to New York; Also deploys crews and vehicles to provide EMS support in New Jersey.

EMS Members Brace for COVID-19 Peak, Bronx Zoo Converts to Staging Area
4.8.2020

More than 4,000 members of New York's Emergency Medical Services are preparing for what's to come as the peak of the coronavirus draws near.

AirMedCare Network to Cease Membership Sales in Wyoming
4.3.2020

Decision follows Department of Insurance Pronouncement on Air Ambulance Memberships

GMR, AMR Deploy to Epicenter of U.S. COVID-19 Outbreak
3.30.2020

Hundreds of EMTs, Paramedics and Ambulances head to New York State to provide EMS support under AMR's FEMA contract.

We Need Smart Solutions to Mitigate the Coronavirus’s Impact. Here are 12.
3.27.2020

American Ambulance Association president, Aaron Reinert, expalins how emergency responders can help beseiged hospital. His is one of 12 essays on how to respond to COVID-19.

Blood Donors Needed in the Midst of Coronavirus Outbreak
3.20.2020

Dr. Ed Racht, Global Medical Response chief medical officer says his 38,000 EMTs paramedics and nurses are seeing an influx of coronavirus patients.

Global Medical Response and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Enter Into Air Medical Network Agreement
3.13.2020

A new multi-year agreement will provide the more than 6 million BCBSTX members with in-network access to GMR's life-saving emergency air medical transports.

Guardian Flight to Open Helicopter Base in Kenai, Alaska
3.10.2020

Guardian Flight begins serving the Kenai Peninsula this spring.

Lifeguard Ambulance Will Serve Mitchell County
3.9.2020

In a meeting on March 2 the Mitchell County, NC, Board of Commissioners awarded a five-year contract to Lifeguard Ambulance Service, a GMR Solution, to provide EMS service to ...

CrowdRx Joins GMR to Provide Event Medical Care
3.3.2020

Event medical company CrowdRx has joined the GMR family of companies adding its expertise in site-based medicine and resources to GMR's reputation in the event medical arena.

DeKalb County to Announce New Emergency Medical Services Hub in Brookhaven
3.2.2020

DeKalb County, GA, authorities, the city of Brookhaven, and GMR ground company AMR will meet on Wednesday to announce a new Emergency Medical Services hub that keep their ambu...

GMR Company Selected to Implement Innovative CMS’ ET3 Pilot Program
2.28.2020

Private Medevac Company Stations New Hangar on Peninsula
2.27.2020

GMR's Guardian Air is setting up a new helicopter hangar on the Kenai Peninsula, AK, extending services and the perks of air-medical transport memberships to the people of Sol...

GMR Develops Medical Transport Ordering App to Interface with Industry-Leading EHR
2.26.2020

IMSA Partner Global Medical Response
2.26.2020

Last year, GMR announced its partnership with IMSA as the Official Emergency Medical Services partner of IMSA's WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Michelin Pilot Challenge an...

Meet Rampart — GMR Therapy Dog in Training
2.26.2020

Rampart is one of the newest members of the Global Medical Response Therapy Dog Team. He's based out of the AMR operations in San Bernardino, CA.

Global Medical Response to Acquire 2 Frasca Helicopter FTDs
2.25.2020

GMR is acquiring two Frasca Level 7 helicopter flight training devices (FTDs) to support aviation training for Guardian Flight (Airbus H125 FTD)and Med-Trans Corporation (Bell...

Deaconess Health and AMR First in Nation to Integrate EMR and Comprehensive Transport Solutions
2.20.2020

PODCAST: Prevention Techniques for an Unwell Workforce
2.19.2020

Recent research on EMS providers revealed concerning findings about weight, blood pressure and lifestyle choices. Head of GMR Life, Rhonda Kelly talks about preventive measure...

Effects of an Unwell Workforce
2.19.2020

EMS providers often neglect their own health and welfare and lack knowledge about how to care for themselves physically, mentally and emotionally.

Roger Penske Unveils Record Indy 500 purse, Improvements to Speedway
2.17.2020

A series of new plans to boost both the Indianapolis 500 and Indianapolis Motor Speedway were unveiled and new sponsors, including Global Medical Response, were announced.

National EMS Museum Displays Art of Emergency Care
2.10.2020

NEMSM recently announced that it has received a $30,000 gift from Global Medical Response to support its upcoming "50 Yeas of California EMS" exhibition.

Lynn White Receives NAEMSP Honor for Lifetime Achievements in EMS
1.29.2020

Lynn White, Director of Research and Evidence Based Practice for Global Medical Response, was recently presented with the 2020 Ronald D. Stewart Award by the National Associat...

UMMC Enters Air Ambulance Partnership; Med-Trans will Take Over Aviation, Billing
1.29.2020

University of Mississippi Medical Center is partnering Med-Trans Corporation, A Global Medical Response Solution, to provide helicopters, equipment and pilots for the AirCare ...

Ambulance Company Planning Expansion
1.27.2020

American Medical Response, a Global Medical Response company, is entering 2020 with plans to strengthen its presence in the Grand Rapids region. The medical transportation com...

NAEMSP® Welcomes New Leadership
1.17.2020

GMR's Lynn White, MD, FAEMS, has been elected Professional Member-at-Large by the National Association of EMS Physicians, among other new leadership.

Miami Super Bowl Host Committee Announces Five New Official Partners
12.23.2019

Five industry leaders, including American Medical Response,a Global Medical Response Solution, have partnered with the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee as the city hosts its 11...

GMR to Sponsor Annual NTT IndyCar Series Road Race at IMS
12.10.2019

GMR Grand Prix, AMR Safety Team, All Clear Foundation Join Forces with INDYCAR to Fuel Season-Long Salute to First Responders.

How Air Evac Lifeteam is Helping Crews Prepare for a Pilot Incapacitation Event
12.6.2019

Air Evac is sharing its training tools and insights with the industry so that other organizations can prepare for the rare but potentially catastrophic emergency of pilot inca...

Helicopter Ambulance Housed at McAllen Medical Center
12.4.2019

Air ambulance services are back at McAllen Medical Center in Texas. South Texas Health System McAllen and South Texas Air Med teamed up to expand critical care in the Rio Gran...

Lt Gov. Josh Green Assembles Health Care Workers for Emergency Medical Mission to Samoa
12.4.2019

Air Med International/Hawaii Life Flight, Hawaiian Airlines, The Queen's Medical Center and Hawaii Healthcare Emergency Management are sending medical supplies and personnel t...

Kaiser Permanente Honors First Responders from AMR & REACH
11.27.2019

Caregivers from American Medical Response (AMR) and REACH Air Medical Services, two Global Medical Response companies, were recently honored at Kaiser Permanente’s 2019 First ...

Rural Metro Fire Appoints New Chief for Arizona