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Self Regional Medical Center Adds Helicopter Transport Service
Self Regional Medical Center Adds Helicopter Transport Service
6.21.2024

The South Carolina hospital partnered with Med-Trans Corp.to provide a medically configured Bell 407 helicopter available 24/7.

MUSC Health Partners with Med-Trans to Launch Meducare 4 Air Ambulance Service in South Carolina
MUSC Health Partners with Med-Trans to Launch Meducare 4 Air Ambulance Service in South Carolina
6.19.2024

The rotor-wing service designed to enhance emergency medical transport in the region, providing services across Bamberg, Calhoun and Orangeburg counties.

Spokane, WA Expands Access to Medical Serivces Through AMR's Nurse Navigation Program
Spokane, WA Expands Access to Medical Serivces Through AMR's Nurse Navigation Program
6.18.2024

The program helps free up emergency rooms by rerouting non-critical patients to other appropriate care rather than transporting them to a hospital by ambulance.

Med-Trans Announces New Partnership with Med-Force
Med-Trans Announces New Partnership with Med-Force
6.17.2024

The partnership strengthens air medical services within the Quad Cities.

A day in the life: Troup County EMS on the Job
A day in the life: Troup County EMS on the Job
6.12.2024

The life of a first responder is far from easy. Troup County Emergency Medical Response’s Stacey Elkins was promoted to the rank of Captain in February. She knows the challeng...

Rochester, NY: AMR Reunites Cardiac Arrest Survivors with First Responders
Rochester, NY: AMR Reunites Cardiac Arrest Survivors with First Responders
6.12.2024

Cardiac Arrest Survivor Ceremony honored 55 first responders who saved lives.

Knox County, TN: Harnish Moves to AMR; Devlin is New RMF Chief
Knox County, TN: Harnish Moves to AMR; Devlin is New RMF Chief
6.7.2024

Rural Metro Fire Chief Jerry Harnish is now overseeing all Knox County operations at American Medical Response (AMR), while Jeff Devlin is the fire department’s interim chief.

MedStat EMS Receives Excellence Award from Mississippi Trauma Care System Foundation
MedStat EMS Receives Excellence Award from Mississippi Trauma Care System Foundation
6.5.2024

The Circle of Excellence is awarded to trauma teams who promote excellent patient care.

Dekalb County Welcomes Newest EMT Graduates of AMR's "Earn While You Learn" Program
Dekalb County Welcomes Newest EMT Graduates of AMR's "Earn While You Learn" Program
5.30.2024

The EMTs in Georgia successfully completed the EWYL program, which financially compensated them while they trained to receive their state EMT certification.

AMR Kicks Off Summer River Rescue Program for Portland Area
AMR Kicks Off Summer River Rescue Program for Portland Area
5.29.2024

AMR is training lifeguards to help prevent accidents when swimmers overestimate their abilities and underestimate the strength of river currents.

Overwhelming Gratitude
Overwhelming Gratitude
5.28.2024

A Tennessee woman says a crew with an AMCN provider saved her life after a serious crash.

Guardian Flight Provides Speedy Care for Upper Peninsula, Michigan
Guardian Flight Provides Speedy Care for Upper Peninsula, Michigan
5.28.2024

The air ambulance is praised for providing the rural area with vital EMS care, allowing patients to receive advanced treatment in less time than with ground care.

AMR is Awarded Maui Contract for Ambulance Services
AMR is Awarded Maui Contract for Ambulance Services
5.28.2024

The Hawaii Department of Health has awarded American Medical Response (AMR) a four-and-a-half-year contract for all of Maui County.

Nationwide Week of Recognition for EMS Professionals
Nationwide Week of Recognition for EMS Professionals
5.22.2024

Read some of the media coverage of 2024 EMS week, how our teams are celebrating--and being celebrated.

Graduating EMTs from AMR Program Ready to Serve in Connecticut
Graduating EMTs from AMR Program Ready to Serve in Connecticut
5.22.2024

A class of 14 graduates of American Medical Response’s Earn While You Learn program is ready to serve the city of Waterbury as newly minted EMTs.

GMR Announces Closing of Comprehensive Financing Plan
GMR Announces Closing of Comprehensive Financing Plan
5.20.2024

GMR announced it has closed a previously announced comprehensive refinancing transaction that provides meaningful new equity investment from existing and new investors, signif...

New AMR EMTs Earned While They Learned
New AMR EMTs Earned While They Learned
5.20.2024

The Waterbury area has a new batch of EMTs as part of a new trend. Instead of paying for their training, they got a paycheck while being trained to save lives.

Sierra Lifeflight Expands Fixed-Wing Services to Mammoth Lakes, CA, Region
Sierra Lifeflight Expands Fixed-Wing Services to Mammoth Lakes, CA, Region
5.15.2024

A fixed-wing, medically equipped aircraft now based at Mammoth Yosemite Airport. 

AMR Earns Prestigious CAAS Accreditation in Missouri
AMR Earns Prestigious CAAS Accreditation in Missouri
5.13.2024

An independent review validates that AMR Independence adheres to the highest standards in the industry.

The Patient in The Parking Lot
The Patient in The Parking Lot
5.7.2024

Arizona EMS professionals restore dignity and self-respect to a sick, unhoused patient.

AMR in New Hampshire Promotes Awareness of the Danger of Fentanyl
AMR in New Hampshire Promotes Awareness of the Danger of Fentanyl
5.7.2024

AMR's Chris Stawasz is part of the "No Safe Experience" campaign that's raising awareness of the high number of overdoses in the state caused by this illegal drug.

AMR in Portland Metro Area Sponsors Next-Gen Paramedics to Fill Gap Amid EMT Shortage
AMR in Portland Metro Area Sponsors Next-Gen Paramedics to Fill Gap Amid EMT Shortage
4.30.2024

AMR is paying for students' tuition and other costs to help bolster the paramedic workforce.

New Program at AMR San Diego Offers Peer Support for First Responders
New Program at AMR San Diego Offers Peer Support for First Responders
4.30.2024

The program aims to tackle mental health challenges faced by EMS professionals by offering psychological crisis intervention training to paramedics, EMTs and dispatchers.

Georgia Man Thanks First Responders
4.29.2024

87-year-old survives cardiac arrest thanks to first responders.

Air Evac Lifeteam First Responders Place in National Competition
Air Evac Lifeteam First Responders Place in National Competition
4.26.2024

Flight Nurses Kelly Hamill and Christina Philpott competed against 16 crews at the Critical Care Transport Conference.

Med-Trans Adds to Air Ambulance Fleet With ITC Helicopter Leases
Med-Trans Adds to Air Ambulance Fleet With ITC Helicopter Leases
4.23.2024

Five medically configured Bell 407 aircraft will be deployed in Med-Trans bases in Texas, Iowa, Oklahoma and Kansas, serving the local hospital systems.

Med-Trans Corporation and Banner Health Add Blood Products to Aircraft in Colorado
Med-Trans Corporation and Banner Health Add Blood Products to Aircraft in Colorado
4.22.2024

The air medical provider now has the capability to administer blood to trauma patients.

It's Just What We Do
It's Just What We Do
4.16.2024

Seattle AMR EMTs receive high praise for using their emotional intelligence to calm and comfort a stressed patient.

AeroCare Adds New Rotor-Wing to Air Medical Base in Parker, Arizona
AeroCare Adds New Rotor-Wing to Air Medical Base in Parker, Arizona
4.11.2024

The Airbus will complement the Guardian Flight brand's medical coverage to La Paz Regional Medical Center and the Colorado River region of Arizona, California and Nevada.

American Medical Response Celebrates 30 Years of Service in Pueblo, Colorado
American Medical Response Celebrates 30 Years of Service in Pueblo, Colorado
4.11.2024

Since March of 1994, AMR Pueblo has been an integral part of the safety and well-being of the community.

AMR Employees Honored
AMR Employees Honored
4.9.2024

The 2023 California EMS Awards recognized several AMR employees for their good deeds.

San Diego County To Honor AMR's Longest-Serving Employee
San Diego County To Honor AMR's Longest-Serving Employee
4.8.2024

Gordon Anderson responded to some of the county's most memorable disasters, including the 1970 Laguna Fire and the crash of PSA Flight 182.

House Committee Evaluates Emergency Healthcare Access
House Committee Evaluates Emergency Healthcare Access
4.4.2024

GMR's Dr. Ed Racht was among the EMS representatives who discussed access challenges at last month's House Hearing at GMR in Denton, Texas.

Safe Haven Baby Box Installed at Rural Metro Fire Station in Halls, Tennessee
Safe Haven Baby Box Installed at Rural Metro Fire Station in Halls, Tennessee
4.4.2024

The Safe Haven Baby Box allows mothers to anonymously surrender unharmed newborns up to two weeks after they are born, which is legal under state law.

American Medical Response Opens New Operation in Colusa County, CA
American Medical Response Opens New Operation in Colusa County, CA
4.1.2024

The operation will provide timely emergency medical services to the community.

American Medical Response Offers Solar Eclipse Viewing Safety Tips
American Medical Response Offers Solar Eclipse Viewing Safety Tips
4.1.2024

To safely enjoy viewing the eclipse, there are a few things to keep in mind.

AMR Partners with NCTI to Launch Paramedic Program in San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties
AMR Partners with NCTI to Launch Paramedic Program in San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties
3.29.2024

The paramedic training program will be the first in the California region in over a decade.

Air Evac Lifeteam Celebrates 20 Years of Service in Brazil, Indiana
Air Evac Lifeteam Celebrates 20 Years of Service in Brazil, Indiana
3.28.2024

Air Evac 39 is hosting an anniversary celebration and open house on Saturday, April 6, in honor of the event.

AMR Offering Free EMT Training for Women This Fall at San Diego Miramar College
AMR Offering Free EMT Training for Women This Fall at San Diego Miramar College
3.21.2024

The free EMT training is part of AMR's “Earn While You Learn” program and will cover student cadets’ tuition, book costs and pay them for the hours they attend class.

AMR Adds New 4x4 Ambulances To San Mateo County Fleet
AMR Adds New 4x4 Ambulances To San Mateo County Fleet
3.19.2024

The new four-wheel drive vehicles are expected to enhance lifesaving capabilities in coastal and rural areas of the county in California.

U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means to Hold EMS Hearing at GMR in Texas
U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means to Hold EMS Hearing at GMR in Texas
3.14.2024

The hearing, "Access to Health Care in America: Ensuring Resilient Emergency Medical Care," will take place Monday, March 18, 2024, at Global Medical Response in Denton.

Meet The ER In The Sky: HealthStar One
Meet The ER In The Sky: HealthStar One
3.13.2024

In places like rural Kansas, HealthStar One is often considered a "flying emergency room," getting patients to high-level care and in less time than a ground ambulance.

AMR Recognized for Commitment to Pediatric Care in Montana
AMR Recognized for Commitment to Pediatric Care in Montana
3.11.2024

The Montana Emergency Medical Services for Children Program gives AMR Platinum-level status with a Safety Plus endorsement. 

AMR Donates Ambulance to Arizona Community College
AMR Donates Ambulance to Arizona Community College
3.8.2024

Paradise Valley Community College will use the ambulance to train future EMS professionals.

GMR, AMR Renew with IndyCar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway
GMR, AMR Renew with IndyCar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway
3.5.2024

GMR, the parent company of American Medical Response (AMR), is proud to sponsor the AMR IndyCar Safety Team, which consists of about 30 safety personnel.

Air Evac Lifeteam Opens New Air Medical Base in Uvalde
Air Evac Lifeteam Opens New Air Medical Base in Uvalde
3.4.2024

The new base will provide service to South Texas.

Harnessing Innovation for Patient-Oriented Medical Interiors
Harnessing Innovation for Patient-Oriented Medical Interiors
2.29.2024

GMR leaders, Josh Brannon, vice president of aircraft maintenance and Dr. Edward Racht, chief medical officer, share requirements when reconfiguring an aircraft for medical us...

REACH Becomes First Operator to Implement Revolutionary Helicopter Navigation System
REACH Becomes First Operator to Implement Revolutionary Helicopter Navigation System
2.28.2024

The Hughes Aerospace technology gives REACH unprecedented operational enhancements and reinforces the importance of technological advancement in ensuring the safety and effici...

El Cajon, CA, Touts Nurse Navigation Successes After One Year
El Cajon, CA, Touts Nurse Navigation Successes After One Year
2.16.2024

Greater efficiencies in 911 operations have been among the benefits of the collaboration between AMR and Heartland Fire & Rescue.

GMR’s Strozyk Speaks to Congress on Issues Underpinning Pending Healthcare Legislation
GMR’s Strozyk Speaks to Congress on Issues Underpinning Pending Healthcare Legislation
2.15.2024

AAA President and GMR Senior Vice President Randy Strozyk testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on healthcare issues impacting the delivery of EMS.

Do The Right Thing
Do The Right Thing
2.13.2024

A Nevada-based REACH crew leaves no person behind when responding to a downed aircraft.

AMR Rochester EMS First Responders Share Insights About Deadly Kodak Crash
AMR Rochester EMS First Responders Share Insights About Deadly Kodak Crash
2.13.2024

AMR paramedic Julie Purick and EMT Davin Eshelman were the first two medics on the scene of the fiery crash that killed three people on New Year's Eve.

American Medical Response Shares Heart Attack Warning Signs During Heart Month
American Medical Response Shares Heart Attack Warning Signs During Heart Month
2.12.2024

February is National Heart Month, and American Medical Response (AMR) is providing tips to help you know the risks and signs of a heart attack.

Washington Nurse Navigation Program Triages 911 Callers
Washington Nurse Navigation Program Triages 911 Callers
1.31.2024

Snohomish County Washington has launched a Nurse Navigation Program that will help 911 callers get to the right level of care, which is often not an emergency room.

AMR Provides California Family with Special Gift on Christmas
AMR Provides California Family with Special Gift on Christmas
1.23.2024

AMR's Home for the Holidays program allowed a hospice patient in Riverside to spend a day at home with his family.

Remembering Our AEL Crew
Remembering Our AEL Crew
1.22.2024

The GMR family is heartbroken to report that three AEL crew members have perished in an accident that occurred on Saturday, January 20.

GrandView Aviation's Ruth wins Patriot Award
GrandView Aviation's Ruth wins Patriot Award
1.19.2024

GrandView Aviation Director of Maintenance recognized by Maryland’s Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve with “Patriot Award.”

Lifeguard EMS First Responders Honored in Texas
Lifeguard EMS First Responders Honored in Texas
1.17.2024

The Brown County Commissioners Court recognized Rebecca Mendez and Boyd Hale, of Lifeguard EMS for their actions that saved the life of a motorist after a serious accident.

Santa Barbara County Approves Five-Year Contract with CALSTAR for Air Ambulance Services
Santa Barbara County Approves Five-Year Contract with CALSTAR for Air Ambulance Services
1.11.2024

CALSTAR, also known as REACH Air Medical Services LLC, a subsidiary of GMR, has been providing air emergency services in Santa Barbara County in California since 2006.

Edmond, OK, Switches Ambulance Service to AMR
Edmond, OK, Switches Ambulance Service to AMR
1.5.2024

The city is switching to AMR next week. Deputy Chief Chris Denton with the Edmond Fire Department said “We will see ambulances on scene much quicker.”

Colleagues Praise First Responders for Rescue Efforts in Kodak Center Crash
Colleagues Praise First Responders for Rescue Efforts in Kodak Center Crash
1.5.2024

AMR Rochester's Julie Purick and Davin Eshelman sustained injuries from gas and smoke inhalation while rendering aid to patients and trying to rescue a person at the crash sit...

AMR Extends Financial Support to Oregon Tech/OHSU Paramedic Students Entering Externships
AMR Extends Financial Support to Oregon Tech/OHSU Paramedic Students Entering Externships
1.4.2024

AMR will provide scholarships that will cover the entire tuition bill for the final Paramedic Field Externship Practicum, a 12-credit course scheduled to begin on June 1, 2024...

Patient Thanks Cheyenne, WY, AMR
Patient Thanks Cheyenne, WY, AMR
1.3.2024

After being injured in a fall, Dee Melander thanked AMR and local fire and rescue for their response in her time of need.

Metro West Says Partnership with AMR Improved Ambulance Response Times
Metro West Says Partnership with AMR Improved Ambulance Response Times
1.2.2024

The positive trend has led the company to consider putting even more resources into Washington County.

American Medical Response Provides Family with Special Gift on Christmas
American Medical Response Provides Family with Special Gift on Christmas
12.27.2023

AMR's Home for the Holidays program allowed 7-year-old, Lea Barrow of San Bernardino, California to spend Christmas with her family at home, instead of in a hospital room. ...

AMR to Continue Ambulance Services on Kauai
AMR to Continue Ambulance Services on Kauai
12.14.2023

The Hawaii State Department of Health says it was able to secure an extension of American Medical Response's contract through September 2024.

Meet Dolly: A Friend to First Responders in Knoxville, TN
Meet Dolly: A Friend to First Responders in Knoxville, TN
12.13.2023

AMR is using a furry friend to help the wellbeing of their staff. Dolly is a golden doodle therapy dog who is easing stress and stealing hearts at the same time.

AMR To Begin Ambulance Service in Edmond, OK, in January 2024
AMR To Begin Ambulance Service in Edmond, OK, in January 2024
12.13.2023

The Edmond Oklahoma City Council unanimously approved a contract with a AMR to provide ambulance service within the city limits beginning January 9 of next year.

Pueblo AMR in Colorado Adds Electric Ambulance to Fleet
Pueblo AMR in Colorado Adds Electric Ambulance to Fleet
12.12.2023

The cutting-edge electric technology ambulance represents a step toward a greener and more sustainable future for EMS.

Helping People in their Time of Need
Helping People in their Time of Need
12.11.2023

Being a REACH pilot is an enjoyable job for Meg Lam, who has been with REACH for six months as a helicopter pilot.

The Golden Hour
The Golden Hour
12.6.2023

A Texas man thanks an AeroCare crew, who, he says, aided him in just the right time.

AEL Brings Lifesaving Air Medical Services to Decatur, IL
AEL Brings Lifesaving Air Medical Services to Decatur, IL
12.6.2023

A helicopter air ambulance operated by Air Evac Lifeteam at the Decatur Airport is now providing air medevac services to any hospital within a 70-mile radius.

Brown County in Texas Votes to Renew Lifeguard Ambulance Service
Brown County in Texas Votes to Renew Lifeguard Ambulance Service
12.5.2023

The renewal by Brown County Commissioners is contingent upon approval from the cities of Brownwood, Bangs and Early.

Baby Makes Three
Baby Makes Three
12.4.2023

Fans cheer as a young mother goes into labor at a Cowboys-Patriots football game. Now the only question is: Who will the baby root for?

15 EMTs to Graduate from AMR’s Earn While You Learn
15 EMTs to Graduate from AMR’s Earn While You Learn
12.4.2023

Fifteen new EMTs are set to join AMR in Springfield as part of the Earn While You Learn program, which allows trainees to act as full-time employees while they complete their ...

American Medical Response St. Louis Earns Prestigious Accreditation
American Medical Response St. Louis Earns Prestigious Accreditation
11.21.2023

The communications center in Missouri is now an accredited center of excellence.

AMR Awarded Knox County Ambulance Contract
AMR Awarded Knox County Ambulance Contract
11.21.2023

The Knox County Commission voted 7-4 in favor of awarding current EMS provider AMR with a new contract.

Right Place, Right Time
Right Place, Right Time
11.16.2023

Seeing a fire develop, Bill Weber stepped in to quickly assess the situation and render aid.

A Personal Dedication
A Personal Dedication
11.16.2023

Injuries involving children are especially traumatic, but the care and expertise delivered by Rob Spencer helped save one child’s life.

GrandView Transplant Featured on Smithsonian Channel Docuseries “On The Fly: Adventures At Altitude”
GrandView Transplant Featured on Smithsonian Channel Docuseries “On The Fly: Adventures At Altitude”
11.16.2023

“It’s About Time” episode to air on the Smithsonian Channel Sunday, November 19 at 9/8c.

EMT's Quick Thinking Saves Lives
EMT's Quick Thinking Saves Lives
11.15.2023

A harrowing scene was no match for the heroism displayed by EMT Hiram Sanchez.

Being There
Being There
11.15.2023

An AEL flight nurse receives EMS honor for saving two lives in two separate accidents.

Can the U.S. Put an End to Surprise Ambulance Bills?
Can the U.S. Put an End to Surprise Ambulance Bills?
11.10.2023

As state and federal policymakers grapple with that question, Tradeoff's podcast delves into why finding a fair solution is harder than you’d think.

AMR EMT Serves Community Through EMS and Music
AMR EMT Serves Community Through EMS and Music
11.8.2023

Knox County, TN, EMT Aaron Carter is pursuing his dream to become a country music singer-songwriter, all while dedicating his daytime hours to saving lives with AMR.

Guardian Flight Streamlines Operations in Alaska with New In-State Communications Center
Guardian Flight Streamlines Operations in Alaska with New In-State Communications Center
11.7.2023

The new communications center will serve as a hub for coordinating emergent and non-emergent transports for the nine air medical bases Guardian Flight operates in the state.

AMR Marks Third Year of DeKalb County 911 Nurse Navigation Program
AMR Marks Third Year of DeKalb County 911 Nurse Navigation Program
11.7.2023

The program in Georgia has provided residents access to a wider variety of care options, successfully reducing non-critical burdens on local emergency rooms.

Fearless at the Festival
Fearless at the Festival
11.2.2023

An AMR paramedic heroically cares for patients at a mass shooting in Mississippi.

Buffalo Strong
Buffalo Strong
11.1.2023

An AMR supervisor rises to the occasion following a 2022 mass shooting in New York.

Patient Thanks First Responders for Saving His Life
Patient Thanks First Responders for Saving His Life
11.1.2023

Josh Fowler of Lubbock, Texas believes he's alive today because of the medical care he received by AeroCare.

AirMed International Celebrates Two Decades of Service
AirMed International Celebrates Two Decades of Service
11.1.2023

Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, AirMed International was founded in 2003 by Jeffrey Tolbert, who understood the need for international air ambulance services.

Knox County, TN, Awards New Contract to AMR
Knox County, TN, Awards New Contract to AMR
10.27.2023

Knox County, Tennessee, has awarded a new ambulance contract to American Medical Response.

Heroes in the Community, Pillars of Their Families
Heroes in the Community, Pillars of Their Families
10.26.2023

An Owensboro, Kentucky AMR paramedic and her two brothers, who are also first responders, say their work is a "calling" and that they're proud to serve their community.

AEL Celebrates 25 Years of Service in Jackson, Tennessee
AEL Celebrates 25 Years of Service in Jackson, Tennessee
10.26.2023

Air Evac Lifeteam started in 1985 and this was the seventh aircraft in the company and the first one in Tennessee.

REACH Air Medical Services Now Serving Tulare County Region in California
REACH Air Medical Services Now Serving Tulare County Region in California
10.26.2023

The local air ambulance, or Reach 82, in Porterville will have a flight medic, a flight nurse and a pilot.

California Bill Will Limit Wall Time to 30 Minutes
California Bill Will Limit Wall Time to 30 Minutes
10.20.2023

The legislation requires hospitals to develop ambulance bed delay protocols by Sept. 1, 2024.

EMS Services in New York Continue to Push for New Legislation
EMS Services in New York Continue to Push for New Legislation
10.20.2023

State EMS leaders want adoption of the "Direct Pay Bill," which requires health insurance plans to immediately reimburse EMS providers when transporting a patient out of netwo...

 Air Evac Lifeteam Hosts AEL Access Challenge During Employee Appreciation Weekend
Air Evac Lifeteam Hosts AEL Access Challenge During Employee Appreciation Weekend
10.19.2023

The Access Challenge is aimed at creating an environment that fosters team bonding while simultaneously assessing continuing education needs for AEL crews.

Aurora 911 Nurse Navigation Program Saving Time and Money
Aurora 911 Nurse Navigation Program Saving Time and Money
10.10.2023

The program, implemented by GMR, works by routing dispatcher-triaged 911 callers with non-emergent injuries or illnesses to a Colorado State Licensed nurse for assessment.

Air Evac Lifeteam Base in Macon County is Ready to Serve
Air Evac Lifeteam Base in Macon County is Ready to Serve
10.3.2023

The base, Air Evac's 13th in Illinois, features a Bell 206 aircraft and is staffed around the clock with an Air Evac pilot, flight nurse and flight paramedic.

NM Lawmakers Ask Congress to Limit VA’s Ability to Change Ambulance Rates
NM Lawmakers Ask Congress to Limit VA’s Ability to Change Ambulance Rates
10.3.2023

Some New Mexico lawmakers are worried an upcoming Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) rule change could force local vets to foot more of their medical transportation bills.

Helicopter to Hospital Communications - The Cornerstone of Patient Care
Helicopter to Hospital Communications - The Cornerstone of Patient Care
10.3.2023

Every second counts in an emergency situation. Effective communications are linked to quicker response times and improved patient outcomes.

32 First Responders from GMR to Receive the EMS Industry’s Highest Honor
32 First Responders from GMR to Receive the EMS Industry’s Highest Honor
10.2.2023

The Stars of Life Honorees will be recognized by the American Ambulance Association in Washington D.C. in November

Access2Care Awarded Two Brandon Hall Group Awards
Access2Care Awarded Two Brandon Hall Group Awards
9.27.2023

Innovative new-hire training modules developed by Access2Care have been awarded two Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards

Chairman Bost Leads Bill to Protect Veteran Access to Emergency Transportation
Chairman Bost Leads Bill to Protect Veteran Access to Emergency Transportation
9.25.2023

House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mike Bost (R-Ill.), released a statement after he introduced H.R. 5530, the VA Emergency Transportation Access Act.

Guardian Flight Base Manager Celebrates Career Milestone
Guardian Flight Base Manager Celebrates Career Milestone
9.21.2023

Guardian Flight Base Manager Dave Harju is celebrating nine years of dedicated service this September.

REACH Program Director Honored With Patriot Award
REACH Program Director Honored With Patriot Award
9.20.2023

REACH's Stacey Ingram has been recognized for providing exceptional support to members of the National Guard.

GMR Welcomes New Executive Director for the GMR Foundation for Research and Education
GMR Welcomes New Executive Director for the GMR Foundation for Research and Education
9.19.2023

Amy McKenney will oversee the executive functions of the Foundation.

In My Time of Need
In My Time of Need
9.19.2023

A Tennessee woman praises an AEL crew for helping her on one of her worst days ever.

For the Sake of the Baby
For the Sake of the Baby
9.18.2023

A California REACH crew’s clinical expertise prevents a tragic outcome for a breech baby.

Changes to 911 in Multnomah County
Changes to 911 in Multnomah County
9.14.2023

The county in Oregon and AMR have changed how a 911 call is managed and who responds to each call based on its severity.

Patients Who Suffered Emergencies Say BCBSTN Won't Cover Air Ambulance Flights to the Hospital
Patients Who Suffered Emergencies Say BCBSTN Won't Cover Air Ambulance Flights to the Hospital
9.14.2023

Customers of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee said the company is refusing to cover an important medical service, leaving them with bills they have no way to pay.

AEL Washington County Named 2023 Best Medical Transport Company by Mississippi News Outlet
AEL Washington County Named 2023 Best Medical Transport Company by Mississippi News Outlet
9.13.2023

The Delta Democrat-Times recognized AEL's contributions to Washington County.

Hawaii Officials Suspend Ambulance Contract Change as Support for AMR Grows
Hawaii Officials Suspend Ambulance Contract Change as Support for AMR Grows
9.11.2023

Support is growing as the state moves to resolve the company's protests of the bidding process for ambulance services for Maui and Kauai counties.

Community Honors First Responder
Community Honors First Responder
9.11.2023

On Thursday, Aug. 7, the Lanai community came together to honor AMR EMT Tony Simpson who died in the Lahaina fire.

New Group of Firefighters, EMTs Begin Paramedic Training in Kentucky
New Group of Firefighters, EMTs Begin Paramedic Training in Kentucky
9.8.2023

The Daviess County Fire Department, Owensboro Fire Department and AMR have started a new class of paramedics for an accelerated program through Owensboro Community & Technical...

AMR Appeals Contract to Switch EMS Services on Maui, Kauai
AMR Appeals Contract to Switch EMS Services on Maui, Kauai
9.7.2023

American Medical Response says the move by Hawaii's Department of Health puts lives at risk.

Arizona Community College Partners with AMR to Expand EWYL Program
Arizona Community College Partners with AMR to Expand EWYL Program
9.6.2023

Expansion will include a Paramedicine Employee Sponsorship and degree pathway opportunities across the Maricopa County Community College system.

EMTs Graduate from AMR Springfield, MA, Earn While You Learn Program
EMTs Graduate from AMR Springfield, MA, Earn While You Learn Program
9.6.2023

Twenty-one EMTs graduated from the 10th EWYL class in Springfield.

Guardian Flight Manager Celebrates Career Milestone
Guardian Flight Manager Celebrates Career Milestone
9.6.2023

Base Manager Doug Frane is celebrating 11 years of dedicated service, this September, at Guardian Flight in East Grand Forks, Minnesota

AMR Sees Success with Mississippi EMT Academy
AMR Sees Success with Mississippi EMT Academy
9.5.2023

The Harrison County School District is giving students an opportunity to be trained as an EMT free of charge.

DOH Continues Response to Maui Wildfires
DOH Continues Response to Maui Wildfires
9.1.2023

The Hawaii Department of Health’s Maui District continues its response to the Maui wildfires with local partners, including American Medical Response.

Update on GMR Hurricane Idalia Response
Update on GMR Hurricane Idalia Response
9.1.2023

As part of the AMR contract with FEMA, GMR deployed on Aug. 29, hundreds of EMS professionals and vehicles to help impacted communities in Florida.

Maricopa County College District Expands EWYL Program
Maricopa County College District Expands EWYL Program
8.31.2023

The Maricopa County Community College District has announced a partnership with American Medical Response to expand its Earn While You Learn program and establish a para-medic...

Hawaii Life Flight, AMR and U.S. Coast Guard Pilots Collaborate for Structured Aircraft and Flight Safety Training
Hawaii Life Flight, AMR and U.S. Coast Guard Pilots Collaborate for Structured Aircraft and Flight Safety Training
8.29.2023

The training was aimed at patient loading and transport protocols with a special focus on bariatric and critical patients.

GMR Mobilizes First Responders, Ambulances, Paratransit Assets and Air Medical Aircrafts as Idalia Gains Strength
GMR Mobilizes First Responders, Ambulances, Paratransit Assets and Air Medical Aircrafts as Idalia Gains Strength
8.29.2023

As part of American Medical Response's FEMA contract, GMR is deploying ground, air and medical transportation assets to help Florida communities ahead of Idalia’s landfall.

AirMedCare Network Implements Grace Period for Maui Subscribers
AirMedCare Network Implements Grace Period for Maui Subscribers
8.28.2023

AMCN will be extending a 120-day grace period for active subscribers in Maui whose memberships are expiring within that time frame.

Why AMR wants to Limit California Taxes
Why AMR wants to Limit California Taxes
8.28.2023

AMR wants to stop fire departments from charging paramedics for the fire engines that respond to medical calls alongside them — fees that can add more than $1,000 to a patient...

REACH Air Medical Services and Williams Fire Protection Authority Announce Public Safety Partnership
REACH Air Medical Services and Williams Fire Protection Authority Announce Public Safety Partnership
8.28.2023

The partnership brings a dedicated helicopter capable of critical care air medical services, aerial fire reconnaissance and firefighting to Colusa County.

New Air Ambulance in College Station, TX, Begins Service
New Air Ambulance in College Station, TX, Begins Service
8.25.2023

The new AirMed 12 helicopter is a state-of-the-art resource for St. Joseph Health in partnership with the Med-Trans.

New Arizona Law Extends Counseling for Those Helping People in Crisis
New Arizona Law Extends Counseling for Those Helping People in Crisis
8.24.2023

The law will now allow 911 dispatchers in the state to get paid counseling after a traumatic event.

AMR Offers Back to School Driving Safety Tips
AMR Offers Back to School Driving Safety Tips
8.23.2023

It’s back to school time and American Medical Response wants to remind you to practice safe driving skills as students return to class.

Silent Heroes
Silent Heroes
8.16.2023

A Texas 911 dispatcher is praised for guiding a 14-year-old girl through a medical crisis.

Hawaii’s Wildfires: Deadliest in U.S. in More than a Century
Hawaii’s Wildfires: Deadliest in U.S. in More than a Century
8.14.2023

Hawaii Gov. Josh Green said that the wildfires are the worst natural disaster in the history of the state. Crews are working on recovery. Recovery efforts could take days, wee...

AEL's Faith Ortega Named as One of AMT's "40 Under 40" Winners
AEL's Faith Ortega Named as One of AMT's "40 Under 40" Winners
8.10.2023

The award recognizes the best of the best in the world of aviation maintenance.

AMR Announces "EWYL" Program in Bridgeport, Connecticut
AMR Announces "EWYL" Program in Bridgeport, Connecticut
8.3.2023

The "Earn While You Learn" program pays people while they are training to become EMTs.

GMR Names New CFO, CAO
GMR Names New CFO, CAO
8.2.2023

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer Assume Roles Immediately

Rescue on a Rugged Rural Road
Rescue on a Rugged Rural Road
8.1.2023

An AMCN member. An AMCN sales manager. And the rescue that would bond them forever.

Students and Parents Learn CPR
Students and Parents Learn CPR
7.31.2023

Bystanders’ knowledge of CPR can be the difference between life and death.

Two RMF Employees  Recognized for Outstanding Achievements
Two RMF Employees Recognized for Outstanding Achievements
7.31.2023

Congratulations to firefighters Alan Zeltvay and Reilly Knable on their dedication and service to their community.

Murray State College in Oklahoma Partners with Air Evac Lifeteam
Murray State College in Oklahoma Partners with Air Evac Lifeteam
7.27.2023

Starting this fall, Murray State College in Ardmore and Air Evac Lifeteam are teaming up to offer students more career options in the college's nursing program.

GMR Offers Heat Safety Tips
GMR Offers Heat Safety Tips
7.25.2023

There are several proactive steps you can take to stay healthy and beat the heat.

AMR South Mississippi Promotes CPR Safety with AED Donation
AMR South Mississippi Promotes CPR Safety with AED Donation
7.21.2023

AMR South Mississippi donates automatic external defibrillator (AED) to Harrison County youth court in effort to increase cardiac survival rates.

Donnie Wharton to be on LAFCO Advisory Committee
Donnie Wharton to be on LAFCO Advisory Committee
7.21.2023

Wharton, vice president of Global Medical Response, director of Business Development/EMS pilot at REACH Air Medical Services, will represent Brawley in the Imperial Local Agen...

Air Evac Opens New Air Medical Base in Pauls Valley
Air Evac Opens New Air Medical Base in Pauls Valley
7.19.2023

The new base will provide service to Pauls Valley and surrounding communities.

Washington State Man Thanks Riverside, AMR Personnel for Saving His Life
Washington State Man Thanks Riverside, AMR Personnel for Saving His Life
7.13.2023

Scott Olson of Centralia hugged AMR and Riverside Fire Authority personnel for saving his life in April, after he suffered a serious medical emergency.

Orlando, FL, AMR Nationally Recognized for Its Commitment to Quality Heart Attack and Stroke Care
Orlando, FL, AMR Nationally Recognized for Its Commitment to Quality Heart Attack and Stroke Care
7.12.2023

The American Heart Association presents the Mission: Lifeline EMS silver achievement award for proven dedication to ensuring access to best practices and lifesaving care.

AMR Helps Connecticut Hospice Patient Get Final Wish to Visit Her Horse
AMR Helps Connecticut Hospice Patient Get Final Wish to Visit Her Horse
7.11.2023

The patient's horse, Bella, was a cherished companion for 28 years.

AMR Las Vegas Changes 911 Call Protocols Due to Staffing Shortages
AMR Las Vegas Changes 911 Call Protocols Due to Staffing Shortages
7.11.2023

American Medical Response and Medic West, which operate under Mercy Inc., will reserve paramedics for the most serious medical calls. .

New Rural Metro Fire Station Coming to Foothills Neighborhood in Yuma
New Rural Metro Fire Station Coming to Foothills Neighborhood in Yuma
7.11.2023

The expansion to the Arizona neighborhood will improve and increase access to care for the surrounding communities.

Lewisville, Texas Ceremony Honors 59 Fallen EMS First Responders
Lewisville, Texas Ceremony Honors 59 Fallen EMS First Responders
7.6.2023

The ceremony at Global Medical Response's headquarters was part of the National EMS Memorial Service (NEMSMS) and Weekend of Honor Moving Honors procession.

Guardian Flight Alaska Now Operating Medical Airplane in Kenai
Guardian Flight Alaska Now Operating Medical Airplane in Kenai
7.3.2023

New operation provides lifesaving care to residents in emergency situations.

Lifeguard Ambulance Awarded Contract with Georgia Pacific in Mississippi
Lifeguard Ambulance Awarded Contract with Georgia Pacific in Mississippi
7.3.2023

Lifeguard Ambulance service will offer on-site medical services to Georgia Pacific (GP).

Two Things NASCAR's Medical Director is Watching for During the Chicago Street Race
Two Things NASCAR's Medical Director is Watching for During the Chicago Street Race
6.29.2023

Dr. Ryan Stanton is the medical director for GMR Motorsports, including NASCAR, and leads the team response for an on-track response.

AMR Will Start Serving Emergency 911 Calls in Washington County in August
AMR Will Start Serving Emergency 911 Calls in Washington County in August
6.29.2023

The county’s Board of Commissioners approved a franchise agreement with AMR, which already provides mobile EMS for Multnomah and Clackamas Counties.

GMR Recognized with Partnership Award from Department of Homeland Security
GMR Recognized with Partnership Award from Department of Homeland Security
6.28.2023

GMR's Office of Emergency Management Team was honored for its contributions to the Federal Emergency Management Agency National Emergency Contracts Team

Med-Trans Affiliate Partners to Provide Blood Products on Kansas, Missouri Air Ambulances
Med-Trans Affiliate Partners to Provide Blood Products on Kansas, Missouri Air Ambulances
6.26.2023

The Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City is partnering with HealthSTAR ONE to supply the air ambulances with blood, which can be used for blood therapy to help save t...

AMR Arlington Partners with Bonton Farms in Dallas to Help People Become EMTs
AMR Arlington Partners with Bonton Farms in Dallas to Help People Become EMTs
6.23.2023

The partnership includes an EMT training that will begin in August. Those who successfully complete the course will get a job with AMR.

Spanish-Speaking First Responders Among AMR New Haven's "EWYL" Program Graduates
Spanish-Speaking First Responders Among AMR New Haven's "EWYL" Program Graduates
6.20.2023

The Spanish-speaking EMTs are among the 19 recent graduates of AMR's "Earn While You Learn" program in New Haven, Connecticut.

Hawaii’s Struggle To Provide Health Care For Rural Islands
Hawaii’s Struggle To Provide Health Care For Rural Islands
6.19.2023

For months the fragility of a vital air link endangered the health of people across rural Hawaii. The state is still trying to fix it.

Life Line Ambulance Awarded Grant To Assist With Education
Life Line Ambulance Awarded Grant To Assist With Education
6.19.2023

Life Line Ambulance has received a $25,000 grant that will go toward increasing paramedic training.

AMR Offers Advice for Hurricane Season
AMR Offers Advice for Hurricane Season
6.14.2023

American Medical Response reminds citizens to be prepared during hurricane season, which started on June 1, and runs through November.

DeKalb County Gains 17 New Paramedics
DeKalb County Gains 17 New Paramedics
6.12.2023

DeKalb County leaders celebrated the graduation of 17 new paramedics thanks to their new paid-on-the-job training in partnership with American Medical Response.

Guardian Flight Opens New Air Medical Base in Grand Rapids, MN
Guardian Flight Opens New Air Medical Base in Grand Rapids, MN
6.9.2023

The new base will provide service to Itasca County and surrounding communities

Air Evac Lifeteam Opens New Air Medical Base in London, Kentucky
Air Evac Lifeteam Opens New Air Medical Base in London, Kentucky
6.8.2023

The new base will provide service to London and surrounding communities.

AeroCare Opens New Air Medical Base in Parker, Arizona
AeroCare Opens New Air Medical Base in Parker, Arizona
6.5.2023

The new base will provide service to La Paz Regional Medical Center, the town of Parker and surrounding communities.

Mississippi Patient Thanks Lifeguard, Air Evac
Mississippi Patient Thanks Lifeguard, Air Evac
6.1.2023

The patient thanked the first responders in Panola County by presenting each of them with a gift of appreciation.

The New AeroCare Base in Portales is Now in Service
The New AeroCare Base in Portales is Now in Service
6.1.2023

Located at Roosevelt General Hospital (RGH) in Portales, New Mexico, the base provides air medical transport services to Roosevelt County and the surrounding regions.

Evansville, Ind., AMR Supervisor Named Paramedic of the Year
Evansville, Ind., AMR Supervisor Named Paramedic of the Year
5.30.2023

American Medical Response Supervisor James DiMarco has received the top recognition in Indiana.

Ribbon Cutting For New Med-Trans Affiliated Helicopter in North Carolina
Ribbon Cutting For New Med-Trans Affiliated Helicopter in North Carolina
5.26.2023

Bladen County, NC, Hospital held a ribbon cutting for its new LifeLink Air Helicopter. Med-Trans provides the helicopter, mechanic, pilot and flight certificate, while Cape Fe...

First Springfield, MA, EWYL Class Honored
First Springfield, MA, EWYL Class Honored
5.26.2023

Springfield officials will join AMR to honor its first class of Earn While You Learn (EWYL) paramedics at the AMR Springfield headquarters. Congratulating to our 20 new parame...

EMS Providers Struggle with Lack of Reimbursement for Services
EMS Providers Struggle with Lack of Reimbursement for Services
5.25.2023

Members of the Connecticut EMS Advisory Board are using EMS Week as an opportunity to ask lawmakers to help first responders get reimbursed for their services.

AeroCare Becomes Las Vegas’ Newest Air Medical Provider
AeroCare Becomes Las Vegas’ Newest Air Medical Provider
5.25.2023

The Southwest Air Ambulance Brand is Bringing an Emergent and Non-Emergent Fixed-Wing to Las Vegas, Nevada.

REACH Air Medical Services Adds Blood Products to Elko Flights
REACH Air Medical Services Adds Blood Products to Elko Flights
5.25.2023

The air medical provider now has the capability to administer blood to trauma patients in Elko County in Nevada.

EMS Week Garners Media Coverage From Around the Country
EMS Week Garners Media Coverage From Around the Country
5.25.2023

Media outlets across the country are recognizing the dedication of our skilled EMS professionals during this important week.

Flight Paramedics Highlight the Importance of Guardian Flight
Flight Paramedics Highlight the Importance of Guardian Flight
5.24.2023

With both rotor- and fixed-wing aircraft across the state, Guardian Flight is uniquely positioned to provide lifesaving care to Michigan. But local first responders are key to...

Evansville Paramedic Supervisor Receives Award
Evansville Paramedic Supervisor Receives Award
5.22.2023

James DiMarco, with American Medical Response of Evansville, was given the Indiana EMS Association's Paramedic of the Year award.

Rural Metro Fire Debuts Wildfire Fighting Team in Knox Co., TN
Rural Metro Fire Debuts Wildfire Fighting Team in Knox Co., TN
5.19.2023

A new team and equipment that specializes in fighting wildfires were unveiled by Rural Metro Fire in Knox County, Tennessee.

Celebrating a Century of Care
Celebrating a Century of Care
5.19.2023

American Medical Response celebrates 100 years of providing care at a moment's notice in Seattle.

AMR Rochester Recognized as Regional EMS Agency of the Year for 2022
AMR Rochester Recognized as Regional EMS Agency of the Year for 2022
5.16.2023

AMR Rochester has been recognized by the Monroe-Livingston Regional EMS Awards for its contributions to the community in 2022. Congratulations to the entire team!

Graduates of Unique EMT Training Program Ready to Join AMR's First-Responder Team in Nashua, NH
Graduates of Unique EMT Training Program Ready to Join AMR's First-Responder Team in Nashua, NH
5.15.2023

The second graduating class of AMRs Earn While You Learn Program in Nashua has completed their 12-week program and will join the ranks of AMRs skilled first responders.

Thinking Outside The Box
Thinking Outside The Box
5.11.2023

A Guardian Flight crew in South Dakota takes on one of their most intricate missions yet.

Rural Metro Fire Introduces Community Connect Program in San Tan Valley, AZ
Rural Metro Fire Introduces Community Connect Program in San Tan Valley, AZ
5.9.2023

The program will provide RMF with valuable information about the communities it serves, allowing the company to tailor services, improve response times and foster a culture of...

New York AMR Crews Participating in Telehealth Pilot Program
New York AMR Crews Participating in Telehealth Pilot Program
5.8.2023

Syracuse providers also can transport patients to urgent care centers to ease overcrowding at hospital emergency departments.

American Medical Response Welcomes New EMS Medical Director for South Mississippi
American Medical Response Welcomes New EMS Medical Director for South Mississippi
5.3.2023

Dr. Mark Stavros is the new emergency medical services and transport medical director for AMR South Mississippi.

AMR Accepting Applications for Award-Winning EWYL Program in Tuscon, Arizona
AMR Accepting Applications for Award-Winning EWYL Program in Tuscon, Arizona
5.2.2023

AMR's "Earn While You Learn" program a cost-free way to begin a rewarding career in EMS.

CrowdRx Named 2023 Golden Eagle Award Recipient
CrowdRx Named 2023 Golden Eagle Award Recipient
5.2.2023

The award recognizes excellence in system integration, engineering and construction related to maintaining the safety and security of spectators, property or infrastructure.

Troup County Fire Department and EMS in Georgia Celebrate Graduates of AMR's EWYL Program
Troup County Fire Department and EMS in Georgia Celebrate Graduates of AMR's EWYL Program
5.1.2023

The "Earn While You Learn" program pays students as they train to become EMTs.

Guardian Flight Alaska Celebrates Passage of House Bill 78
Guardian Flight Alaska Celebrates Passage of House Bill 78
4.27.2023

HB 78 proclaims September 10 as Health Aide Appreciation Day!

United in Safety: INDYCAR, NASCAR, IMSA Teams Train at IMS
United in Safety: INDYCAR, NASCAR, IMSA Teams Train at IMS
4.27.2023

Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) hosted an unprecedented event April 22-23 as INDYCAR, IMSA and NASCAR officials joined for the first time for two days of training with AMR.

REACH Air Medical Services Opens New Air Medical Base in Porterville
REACH Air Medical Services Opens New Air Medical Base in Porterville
4.24.2023

The new base will provide service to Porterville and surrounding communities.

A Fighting Chance
A Fighting Chance
4.21.2023

A Michigan mother says a Guardian Flight crew’s compassion helped save her son’s life.

The Largest Nurse Navigation System in the Country Celebrates Five Years in Washington, D.C.
The Largest Nurse Navigation System in the Country Celebrates Five Years in Washington, D.C.
4.19.2023

Implemented in 2018, the Right Care, Right Now nurse triage line remains the largest such program in the country.

Air Medical Providers File Lawsuit Against Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company
Air Medical Providers File Lawsuit Against Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company
4.17.2023

Cigna violated federal law by failing to pay awards issued under Federal No Surprises Act.

Paramedics Graduate from Earn While You Learn Program
Paramedics Graduate from Earn While You Learn Program
4.17.2023

GMR welcomed 12 new community paramedics in Tennessee. Paramedics also receive training in areas such as primary care, public health, disease management and mental health.

Rural Metro Fire Celebrates Employees and Retiring Chief at Awards Ceremony
Rural Metro Fire Celebrates Employees and Retiring Chief at Awards Ceremony
4.14.2023

The event honored retiring Chief Phil Turnbull and swore-in new Chief Steve Nelson.

A Remarkable Woman
A Remarkable Woman
4.13.2023

Paramedic Lisa LaRusso was a finalist for the Remarkable Woman Award in Los Angeles. On top of her tough but rewarding EMS career, she volunteered for multiple FEMA deployment...

AMR Services Raise Funds for Capper's Autism Programs
AMR Services Raise Funds for Capper's Autism Programs
4.13.2023

AMR Topeka in Kansas helped raise awareness of autism by supporting the Capper Foundation through a fundraiser. April is Autism Acceptance Month.

AMR, MedicWest RN Retires After Nearly Five Decades in EMS
AMR, MedicWest RN Retires After Nearly Five Decades in EMS
4.12.2023

EMS pioneer Linda "Matt" Netski is retiring after a nearly 50-year career in the Las Vegas area.

GMR and Covenant Health Announce First Graduates of Community Paramedic Program
GMR and Covenant Health Announce First Graduates of Community Paramedic Program
4.12.2023

The "Earn While You Learn" Academy prepares community paramedics to staff Covenant Health’s Advanced Care at Home Program.

Dispatchers Celebrated During National Public Safety Telecommunications Week
Dispatchers Celebrated During National Public Safety Telecommunications Week
4.12.2023

The people who answer our 911 calls are operators, first responders and so much more. This week is a chance to recognize them.

Responding to Your Own
Responding to Your Own
4.11.2023

A Guardian Flight nurse faces the toughest experience of her career: treating her father.

Creating and Supporting Resilient Responders
Creating and Supporting Resilient Responders
4.6.2023

GMR's Ed Racht and Rhonda Kelly talk wellness in this live episode of Inside EMS.

Lawmakers in Hawaii Work to Improve Emergency Services in Underserved Areas
Lawmakers in Hawaii Work to Improve Emergency Services in Underserved Areas
4.4.2023

State leaders are pushing for better, more air ambulances and access to emergency services on the island of Molokai and other rural areas.

A Proposed Bill in Texas Could Help Save the Lives of Roadside First Responders
A Proposed Bill in Texas Could Help Save the Lives of Roadside First Responders
4.4.2023

Motorists in the Lone Star State could face a hefty fine if they don't slow down on the roads if bill 898 is passed.

Guardian Flight Alaska Announces Plans to Expand Base on Kenai Peninsula
Guardian Flight Alaska Announces Plans to Expand Base on Kenai Peninsula
4.3.2023

New fixed-wing aircraft will expand access to lifesaving care to residents in emergency situations.

Morongo Tribal Ground and Air Ambulances Take Flight to Strengthen Regional Public Safety
Morongo Tribal Ground and Air Ambulances Take Flight to Strengthen Regional Public Safety
3.31.2023

Tribe’s historic partnership with AMR and REACH will save lives in the San Gorgonio Pass and beyond by providing new emergency medical transport services.

AeroCare Medical Director Celebrates 30-Year Work Anniversary 
AeroCare Medical Director Celebrates 30-Year Work Anniversary 
3.31.2023

Dr. Craig Rhyne is celebrating three decades of service with the Texas and New Mexico based provider.

A Reservoir of Experience and Wisdom
A Reservoir of Experience and Wisdom
3.31.2023

Meet Phil Kolkow, GMR’s most senior air medical crew member who’s still going strong!

Regional Paramedics Lead the Way in Using an Old Drug That Offers New Hope
Regional Paramedics Lead the Way in Using an Old Drug That Offers New Hope
3.30.2023

On April 1, paramedics in Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties in California can administer buprenorphine to patients suffering from drug withdrawal.

McAlester Regional Air Care Expands Emergency Air Ambulance Access
McAlester Regional Air Care Expands Emergency Air Ambulance Access
3.29.2023

McAlester Regional Air Care opens new operations in Eufaula, OK.

Patient Receives First In-flight Antivenom Treatment in Arizona
Patient Receives First In-flight Antivenom Treatment in Arizona
3.27.2023

The Arizona patient received antivenom treatment while enroute to the hospital aboard BannerAir.

Rural Metro Fire Selects Steve Nelson as Fire Chief
Rural Metro Fire Selects Steve Nelson as Fire Chief
3.27.2023

Assistant Chief Steve Nelson will be promoted to Fire Chief in Josephine County.

Rural Metro Fire Celebrates the Career of Chief Phil Turnbull
Rural Metro Fire Celebrates the Career of Chief Phil Turnbull
3.21.2023

Chief Phil Turnbull will retire after a momentous 50-year career.

Air Evac Lifeteam opens new emergency Air Ambulance Base in Georgia
Air Evac Lifeteam opens new emergency Air Ambulance Base in Georgia
3.21.2023

Air Evac Lifeteam has announced that its newest air medical transport base in Laurens County, GA, is now in service.

Global Medical Response Appoints Nick Loporcaro as President and Chief Executive Officer
Global Medical Response Appoints Nick Loporcaro as President and Chief Executive Officer
3.20.2023

Loporcaro, the former CEO of Landmark Health, brings an outstanding track record of leading mission-critical and innovative healthcare companies to the market leader in mobile...

A Split-Second Decision
A Split-Second Decision
3.17.2023

A cardiac arrest patient in Kentucky says an AEL crew’s “quick thinking” saved his life.

EMT Students Graduate from Richland and Abbot's New Program
EMT Students Graduate from Richland and Abbot's New Program
3.9.2023

Students from the "Earn While You Learn" program graduated in Decatur, Illinois, on March 8. AMR's award-winning program pays students while they train as EMTs.

International Women's Day: Celebrating Women in EMS
International Women's Day: Celebrating Women in EMS
3.9.2023

It's one of the hardest jobs in the world that's often described as a male-dominated field. Now, meet the women who are boldly challenging that notion.

Lifeguard Ambulance Service Extends Contract with Panola County
Lifeguard Ambulance Service Extends Contract with Panola County
3.3.2023

Lifeguard Ambulance Service Panola will continue to provide emergency medical services for Panola County, Mississippi through September 2026.

When the “Calling” Transcends Borders
When the “Calling” Transcends Borders
3.2.2023

A New York AMR paramedic uses his skills to help the wounded in disaster-stricken nations.

Colorado Springs AMR First Responders Speak on Snowy Pikes Peak Rescue
Colorado Springs AMR First Responders Speak on Snowy Pikes Peak Rescue
2.21.2023

The Colorado AMR operation responded to a patient on a stretch of highway that was closed to the public due to dangerous weather conditions.

You've Got a Friend
You've Got a Friend
2.20.2023

“Off duty” is not a concept that first responders embrace. 30-year Paramedic Alexander Wasa demonstrated the truth of this mindset when he saved the life of a fellow diner at ...

Effingham County Chamber Welcomes New Member, Air Evac Lifeteam
Effingham County Chamber Welcomes New Member, Air Evac Lifeteam
2.16.2023

The Air Evac Lifeteam base in the Illinois county was welcomed by the chamber with a special plaque honoring their induction.

Rural Metro Fire Implements New Equipment for Mountain Rescues
Rural Metro Fire Implements New Equipment for Mountain Rescues
2.14.2023

Firefighters learned how to use a wheeled litter system on a trail on House Mountain, which has the highest elevation in Knox County in Tennessee.

REACH Air Medical Services Shasta County Operations Now Carrying Blood on Every Flight
REACH Air Medical Services Shasta County Operations Now Carrying Blood on Every Flight
2.13.2023

Air medical provider partners with Shasta Regional Medical Center to provide blood to trauma patients.

Envoy America Partners with Access2Care to Expand Access to Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles in Houston, Texas
Envoy America Partners with Access2Care to Expand Access to Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles in Houston, Texas
2.13.2023

The new partnership and $800,000 investment will ensure Medicaid members can access life-sustaining medical treatments.

GrandView Transplant Announced to Provide Organ Transplant Aviation Transportation
GrandView Transplant Announced to Provide Organ Transplant Aviation Transportation
2.9.2023

Brock Miller will help guide GrandView Transplant into new phase.

REACH Air Medical Services Reminds You to Be Mindful of Cold Weather Dangers
REACH Air Medical Services Reminds You to Be Mindful of Cold Weather Dangers
2.9.2023

The air company offers important suggestions for avoiding, recognizing and treating two deadly cold-related illnesses: hypothermia and frostbite.

Bill Filed Aims to Help Ease Health Care Worker Shortage in Kentucky
Bill Filed Aims to Help Ease Health Care Worker Shortage in Kentucky
2.9.2023

If passed, House Bill 200 would establish the Kentucky Healthcare Workforce Investment Fund, a public-private partnership.

Rural Metro Fire Releases App to Help Customers Quickly Contact Fire Department
Rural Metro Fire Releases App to Help Customers Quickly Contact Fire Department
2.7.2023

The "Rural Metro Fire — Knox Co. TN" app is available on both iPhone and Android.

Puzzle Pieces, AMR Partner for Autism Training
Puzzle Pieces, AMR Partner for Autism Training
2.7.2023

AMR Owensboro, Kentucky is better preparing its EMS professionals for interactions with people with autism through training courses with Puzzle Pieces.

Lifeguard Ambulance Service to Launch Innovative Program in Conjunction with Santa Rosa Public Safety
Lifeguard Ambulance Service to Launch Innovative Program in Conjunction with Santa Rosa Public Safety
2.7.2023

Beginning Feb. 14, Santa Rosa County residents in Florida calling 911 may receive options for intervention through the Nurse Navigation program.

Milton Man Thanks Paramedics Who Saved his Life
Milton Man Thanks Paramedics Who Saved his Life
2.6.2023

Richard McCool meets and thanks first responders who helped save his life when he suffered cardiac arrest at a local gym.

75 Years of Service, Rural Metro Fire Celebrates Major Milestone
75 Years of Service, Rural Metro Fire Celebrates Major Milestone
2.2.2023

The fire service was founded in 1948 by Lou Witzeman, after he watched a neighbor’s home in Scottsdale, Arizona burn down with no response from the local fire department.

California City Launches Nurse Navigation Program
California City Launches Nurse Navigation Program
2.1.2023

The city of El Cajon, Calif., has launched a pilot program that aims to decrease the number of unnecessary ambulance calls and emergency room visits, while reducing costs.

Lending an Ear, Saving a Life
Lending an Ear, Saving a Life
1.31.2023

Washington state EMTs stop a potential suicide on their lunch break just by listening.

Minnesota Man Meets Sanford AirMed Crew That Saved His Life
Minnesota Man Meets Sanford AirMed Crew That Saved His Life
1.26.2023

Mitch Amundson almost died after he was accidentally shot by his friend while the pair were hunting near Jamestown, North Dakota in late November.

Reduced Workforce Leaves EMS Agencies in Louisiana Strapped
Reduced Workforce Leaves EMS Agencies in Louisiana Strapped
1.24.2023

The unprecedented shortage led to New Orleans EMS not having an ambulance available for a pregnant woman’s call.

REACH Reminds OFV Enthusiasts to Play It Safe This Season
REACH Reminds OFV Enthusiasts to Play It Safe This Season
1.19.2023

REACH Air Medical Services (REACH) offer safety tips for Off-Highway Vehicle fans who ride in places like the Imperial Sand Dunes and Ocotillo Wells recreation areas.

Guardian Flight Alaska Adds Heated, Humidified Oxygen Capabilities to All Aircraft
Guardian Flight Alaska Adds Heated, Humidified Oxygen Capabilities to All Aircraft
1.18.2023

The new high-flow oxygen capabilities will greatly benefit patients with respiratory illnesses, critical during the busy flu season and beyond.

El Cajon, Calif. Launches Nurse Navigation Program
El Cajon, Calif. Launches Nurse Navigation Program
1.18.2023

AMR is helping the City of El Cajon residents get the right care, at the right place at the right time when they call 911.

Family, Friends Honor Fallen Hawaii Flight Nurse
Family, Friends Honor Fallen Hawaii Flight Nurse
1.17.2023

Loved ones of Courtney Parry remembered her loving and energetic personality at a Celebration of Life event at Kamaole Beach Park III.

Winter Driving Tips
Winter Driving Tips
1.16.2023

Studies show that auto accidents increase by 12 percent during January and February.

McLennan County, Texas, Partners with AMR on Innovative Emergency Healthcare Solution
McLennan County, Texas, Partners with AMR on Innovative Emergency Healthcare Solution
1.13.2023

Beginning Jan. 13, 2023, residents calling 911 may make a new connection with the Nurse Navigation program, an innovative healthcare solution.

No Safe Experience Campaign Kicks Off
No Safe Experience Campaign Kicks Off
1.13.2023

AMR's Chris Stawasz shared one teens story as Gov. Chris Sununu unveiled his plan to use $500,000 in federal grants for the program.

Honoring a Veteran’s Last Wishes
Honoring a Veteran’s Last Wishes
1.12.2023

GMR Honor Guard pays tribute to Senior Chief Petty Officer Donald C. Davis Jr.

Telemedicine Gets a Doctor’s Eyes in the Ambulance in S.D.
Telemedicine Gets a Doctor’s Eyes in the Ambulance in S.D.
1.11.2023

South Dakota’s new Telemedicine in Motion program mitigates a shortage of experienced paramedics by connecting a doctor or nurse via video and audio to the paramedic.

AMR Patient Gets to Spend Time at Home on Christmas
AMR Patient Gets to Spend Time at Home on Christmas
1.6.2023

Through AMR's Home for the Holidays program, 9-year-old Edgar, a quadriplegic who is ventilator dependent, got to spend Christmas with his family in California.

Knox County EMT Staff Returns to Pre-Pandemic Levels
Knox County EMT Staff Returns to Pre-Pandemic Levels
1.6.2023

The Knoxville, Tennessee AMR team says operations are getting back to normal after seeing its staffing level decrease to the 65% range during the pandemic.

NTSB Releases Preliminary Findings on Fatal Maui Hawaii Life Flight Crash
NTSB Releases Preliminary Findings on Fatal Maui Hawaii Life Flight Crash
1.6.2023

The government agency is releasing new information about the final moments of a Hawaii Life Flight aircraft before it went down.

Pilot Identified in December Life Flight Plane Crash Off Maui
Pilot Identified in December Life Flight Plane Crash Off Maui
1.5.2023

The pilot was among the crew of the air ambulance that went down on Dec. 15, 2022.

EMTs Encourage People to Get CPR Certified
EMTs Encourage People to Get CPR Certified
1.5.2023

In an emergency, knowing how to perform CPR could be the difference between life and death for someone.

Hawaii Life Flight to Announce Return to Service
Hawaii Life Flight to Announce Return to Service
1.5.2023

After a pause in service to perform precautionary maintenance checks and to focus on the mental well-being of its crew, the company is returning to service this week.

AeroCare Announces Plans to Open Base in Portales, New Mexico
AeroCare Announces Plans to Open Base in Portales, New Mexico
1.5.2023

The new operation will be located at Roosevelt General Hospital and provide lifesaving care to residents in emergency situations.

The Layover
The Layover
12.28.2022

A GMR nurse saves a passenger’s life at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

AMR Brings Dekalb County, GA, Senior "Home for the Holidays"
AMR Brings Dekalb County, GA, Senior "Home for the Holidays"
12.27.2022

Home for the Holidays is a way for AMR teams to connect with the communities they serve, bringing loved ones together at this special time of the year.

New EMT Graduates Take Advantage of "Earn While You Learn" Program
New EMT Graduates Take Advantage of "Earn While You Learn" Program
12.22.2022

The graduates in Troup County in Georgia earned their EMT certifications through AMR's award-winning EWYL Program, which pays trainees while they learn EMT skills.

How to Stay Warm When the Power is Out
How to Stay Warm When the Power is Out
12.22.2022

As severe cold weather conditions hit many parts of the nation, it's important to know how to keep your house warm in the event of a power outage.

Play it Safe This Holiday Season
Play it Safe This Holiday Season
12.22.2022

More than 3 billion toys and games are sold in the U.S every year. While most are harmless, some can be dangerous if handled by children who are too young to play with them.

AMR Reminds You to Be Mindful of Cold Weather Dangers
AMR Reminds You to Be Mindful of Cold Weather Dangers
12.21.2022

America’s leading provider of medical transportation offers lifesaving suggestions for avoiding, recognizing and treating hypothermia and frostbite.

Teamwork, Training Led to Swift Response on Troubled Hawaii Flight
Teamwork, Training Led to Swift Response on Troubled Hawaii Flight
12.20.2022

When Hawaiian Airlines Flight 35 landed with injured passengers and flight crew members, EMS from AMR Hawaii and others were ready at the scene to help.

Coast Guard Suspends Search
Coast Guard Suspends Search
12.19.2022

The Coast Guard has announced that they are suspending the active search for the crew of the Hawaii Life Flight that went missing off Maui.

Hawaii Life Flight Brings in Additional Resources to Resume Emergency Air Operations
Hawaii Life Flight Brings in Additional Resources to Resume Emergency Air Operations
12.17.2022

Governor Green signs emergency proclamation to ensure Hawaiian communities and patients have necessary medical transport services.

Pin Pals
Pin Pals
12.14.2022

A Florida EMT saves a patient who suffered cardiac arrest during a bowling match.

Toy Story
Toy Story
12.13.2022

Colorado operations share holiday joy by handing out free toys to children in need.

Coming Full Circle
Coming Full Circle
12.13.2022

An AEL flight nurse completes first patient flight a year after her own medical transport.

Air Link Crew, New Bell Helicopter Featured at Air Medical Transport Conference
Air Link Crew, New Bell Helicopter Featured at Air Medical Transport Conference
12.8.2022

Regional West Medical Center’s Air Link crew and new Bell 407GXi helicopter were recently featured at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Tampa, Florida.

48 Hours After the Storm
48 Hours After the Storm
12.6.2022

Neonatal teams from California help evacuate NICUs impacted by Hurricane Ian in Florida.

Mayor of Buffalo and AMR Celebrate New EMTs of EWYL Program
Mayor of Buffalo and AMR Celebrate New EMTs of EWYL Program
12.1.2022

Mayor Byron Brown attended the graduation of 13 new EMTs of AMR’s award-winning “Earn While You Learn” Program, which also included a formal class on diversity, equity and inc...

Reach and Sonoma County Fire District Partner
Reach and Sonoma County Fire District Partner
11.28.2022

The fire district is using Sonoma County 1, a Reach Air Medical Services aircraft, as part of the partnership.

Aurora 911 Launches Nurse Navigation Program
Aurora 911 Launches Nurse Navigation Program
11.23.2022

The new service in the Colorado suburb will help callers experiencing lesser-than-emergency medical issues save time, money and get the care they need sooner.

Students Gifted Immersive Learning Session
Students Gifted Immersive Learning Session
11.21.2022

The students had no idea they were awaiting a special visit from the Muskogee AEL helicopter.

Rural Metro Mourns and Remembers Fallen Firefighter
Rural Metro Mourns and Remembers Fallen Firefighter
11.19.2022

The fallen firefighter, Tyler Lee, served four years at Rural Metro.

GMR- Connecting Teams for Disaster Response
GMR- Connecting Teams for Disaster Response
11.17.2022

When you're the federal government's largest EMS contractor, you need technology that connects large numbers of people across the country at a moment's notice. Watch the video...

REACH Partners With Mike O'Callaghan Military Medical Center in Nevada
REACH Partners With Mike O'Callaghan Military Medical Center in Nevada
11.15.2022

The partnership gives REACH exclusive transfer rights for patients flown from William Bee Ririe Hospital in Ely, Nevada to the military medical center at Nellis Air Force Base...

Lead Neurologist with AMR says King-Devick Test in Measuring Long COVID Is Effective
Lead Neurologist with AMR says King-Devick Test in Measuring Long COVID Is Effective
11.15.2022

The concussion test, in association with the Mayo Clinic, would be the first product to aid in detecting Long COVID.

Global Medical Response Announces Leadership Transition
Global Medical Response Announces Leadership Transition
11.14.2022

Randy Owen to Step Down as President and CEO; Board to Launch Comprehensive Search for a Permanent Successor and Establish Interim Office of the Chief Executive

Strength in Unity
Strength in Unity
11.9.2022

The power of teamwork. A Texas AMR crew take on a glass leak at a manufacturing plant.

Air Evac Lifeteam Pilot Honored as Pilot of the Year by National EMS Pilots Association
Air Evac Lifeteam Pilot Honored as Pilot of the Year by National EMS Pilots Association
11.8.2022

Pilot Richard Wyckoff, based out of Licking County, Ohio, was nominated for the award by his coworkers for his dedication and spirit of excellence in his service.

We Learned First-Hand The Need to Save Our Hospitals
We Learned First-Hand The Need to Save Our Hospitals
11.8.2022

A resident of Lee County in Iowa shares personal story and encourages neighbors to have Air Evac Lifeteam coverage.

AMR Earns Prestigious CAAS Accreditation in Wyoming
AMR Earns Prestigious CAAS Accreditation in Wyoming
11.7.2022

An independent review validates that AMR Cheyenne adheres to the highest standards in the industry.

New Nurse Navigation Program in Aurora, CO
New Nurse Navigation Program in Aurora, CO
11.4.2022

The city partnered with GMR to launch the service, which is designed to quickly determine the best level of care for 911 callers.

Critical Resources, Critical Care
Critical Resources, Critical Care
11.4.2022

REACH partnered with an Imperial County, California hospital to ensure cardiac patients with Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps can be transported safely.

 With Snow in the Forecast, REACH Air Medical Services Offers Safety Advice to Ely Residents
With Snow in the Forecast, REACH Air Medical Services Offers Safety Advice to Ely Residents
11.2.2022

With a winter weather advisory for White Pine County through Thursday morning and forecasters predicting 3-8 inches of snow. REACH Air Medical Services (REACH) reminds reside...

 Request a Medical Aircraft by the Touch of a Button; Guardian Flight Launches Innovative New Service in Alaska
Request a Medical Aircraft by the Touch of a Button; Guardian Flight Launches Innovative New Service in Alaska
11.2.2022

The RapidCall Voice Activation Button allows healthcare providers to initiate flight requests with the touch of a button.

American Corporate Air Inks Hangar Deal with AirMed International
American Corporate Air Inks Hangar Deal with AirMed International
11.1.2022

By committing to the new facility, AirMed will nearly double its footprint at San Antonia International Airport to facilitate expanded flight operations.

AMR Hires 30 More "Earn While You Learn" EMTs in NH
AMR Hires 30 More "Earn While You Learn" EMTs in NH
11.1.2022

Through AMR's award-winning program, select residents will train for 12 weeks as full-time EMTs, and have their test-taking fees paid for as well.

Rural Metro Graduate New Class of 32 Recruits in Knoxville, TN
Rural Metro Graduate New Class of 32 Recruits in Knoxville, TN
10.28.2022

The graduating class spans three years. The graduation was for 2020, 2021 and 2022 graduates of the academy.

A Miracle for Maverick
A Miracle for Maverick
10.28.2022

AEL carries out its first Bubble CPAP medical transport, helping save an infant’s life.

Guardian Flight Awarded CAMTS Accreditation in Wyoming
Guardian Flight Awarded CAMTS Accreditation in Wyoming
10.27.2022

CAMTS accreditation is the highest standard that can be achieved in the air medical industry.

Lifeguard Ambulance Opens Base in Blount County, Alabama
Lifeguard Ambulance Opens Base in Blount County, Alabama
10.27.2022

Lifeguard’s primary Blount County operation will be in Oneonta, with substations in Cleveland and Hayden.

AMR Expands EWYL Program in New Hampshire to Fill Staffing Positions
AMR Expands EWYL Program in New Hampshire to Fill Staffing Positions
10.27.2022

The training in Manchester will look like a full 40-hours-per-week job and will come with a paycheck.

AMR to Halt Some Rides in Southern Calif. Due to Low Medicaid Rates
AMR to Halt Some Rides in Southern Calif. Due to Low Medicaid Rates
10.27.2022

AMR is ending non-emergency transportation for 12 hospitals in Los Angeles and Orange counties, citing low state reimbursement rates.

REACH in Imperial County Now Carrying Blood on Every Flight
REACH in Imperial County Now Carrying Blood on Every Flight
10.27.2022

The air medical provider partners with Imperial County hospital system in California to provide blood to trauma patients.

Service Runs in the Family
Service Runs in the Family
10.26.2022

A father and son deploy to help the hard-hit communities of southwest Florida.

SIUE Students Experience Flight Nursing With Visit From Air Evac Lifeteam
SIUE Students Experience Flight Nursing With Visit From Air Evac Lifeteam
10.26.2022

Nursing students at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville welcomed the Air Evac Lifeteam from Maryville to campus on Thursday, Oct. 13, getting a firsthand look into the c...

Sonoma County Fire District Adds REACH Multi-Role Helicopter for Fire and Medevac Services
Sonoma County Fire District Adds REACH Multi-Role Helicopter for Fire and Medevac Services
10.25.2022

The Airbus H135 helicopter, known as Sonoma County 1, launched in October.

The Desire to Care
The Desire to Care
10.24.2022

A team of first responders on Ian deployment go out of way to help in a helicopter crash.

In Manchester And Nashua, Fentanyl Death Toll Keeps Rising
In Manchester And Nashua, Fentanyl Death Toll Keeps Rising
10.24.2022

According to data released American Medical Response, there were 77 suspected opioid overdoses in both New Hampshire cities in September.

First Responders Hike 2.5 Miles to Rescue Man with Broken Leg Near Rocks of Sharon
First Responders Hike 2.5 Miles to Rescue Man with Broken Leg Near Rocks of Sharon
10.24.2022

The 26-year-old man suffered a lower-leg injury southeast of Spokane, Washington

Sonoma County Dispatchers Stayed on The Line to Help Others, Even Though Their Own Homes Were in Peril
Sonoma County Dispatchers Stayed on The Line to Help Others, Even Though Their Own Homes Were in Peril
10.21.2022

The EMS professionals remained calm when a series of fires roared west across Sonoma County in California in early October.

Blount EMS Goes Where "Nobody's Gone Before," Earns Recognition Nationwide
Blount EMS Goes Where "Nobody's Gone Before," Earns Recognition Nationwide
10.21.2022

Blount County in Tennessee is receiving positive responses over the newly implemented clinical performance-based contract with American Medical Response.

West Virginia Governor Visits Air Ambulance Base Opening in Mount Nebo
West Virginia Governor Visits Air Ambulance Base Opening in Mount Nebo
10.20.2022

Governor Jim Justice attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Air Evac Lifeteam base, which provides a hangar and working space for the Bell 206 aircraft and its crew.

American Corporate Airport Partners Inks Hangar Deal with AirMed at San Antonio, Approaching 100% Campus Occupancy
American Corporate Airport Partners Inks Hangar Deal with AirMed at San Antonio, Approaching 100% Campus Occupancy
10.14.2022

By committing to the new facility, AirMed will nearly double its footprint at San Antonio International Airport to facilitate expanded flight operations.

RMF Firefighter, On-Scene Interpreter Making a Difference One Call at a Time
RMF Firefighter, On-Scene Interpreter Making a Difference One Call at a Time
10.13.2022

Daniel Guerrero recently accompanied his fellow firefighters in Knox County, Tennessee to a call where the victims spoke no English. Only Spanish.

Answering a Mother’s Plea for Help
Answering a Mother’s Plea for Help
10.12.2022

Two EMS professionals get an unexpected medical request while assigned on Ian deployment.

AirMed International Awarded EURAMI Accreditation
AirMed International Awarded EURAMI Accreditation
10.11.2022

The accreditation is granted to companies that comply with the non-profit organization’s standards for air medical and commercial airline medical escort services.

New COVID-19 Variant Causing Concern As Cases Continue to Spread
New COVID-19 Variant Causing Concern As Cases Continue to Spread
10.11.2022

With cold and flu season beginning, a new COVID-19 strain popping up in California could be making its way across the nation.

Grace Under Pressure
Grace Under Pressure
10.10.2022

Bad weather and a young gunshot victim. How 2022 Star of Life Lance Blythe saved the day.

Rural Metro Fire Mourns Death of Longtime Firefighter
Rural Metro Fire Mourns Death of Longtime Firefighter
10.10.2022

Engineer Andre “Dre” Haymore of Tuscon, Arizona had joined the department in 1999 and had celebrated 23 years with them last April.

A Bright Spot During a Dark Time
A Bright Spot During a Dark Time
10.6.2022

Disaster deployments can be challenging but sometimes one call makes all the difference.

AEL Responds to AMR Request for EMS Deployment
AEL Responds to AMR Request for EMS Deployment
10.6.2022

Air Evac Lifeteam sent team members from its base in Dublin, Georgia to assist those affected in Florida by Hurricane Ian.

"Tomorrow Wall" Honors Survivors, First Responders
"Tomorrow Wall" Honors Survivors, First Responders
10.6.2022

AMR in Grand Rapids, Michigan unveiled its “Tomorrow Wall,” a tribute to the cardiac arrest patients who were revived by paramedics and EMTs.

ACAP Inks Hangar Deal with AirMed at San Antonio, Approaching 100% Campus Occupancy
ACAP Inks Hangar Deal with AirMed at San Antonio, Approaching 100% Campus Occupancy
10.4.2022

American Corporate Airport Partners reached an agreement with AirMed International on a multi-year lease for a new 12,100 sf hangar.

Protecting a President
Protecting a President
10.3.2022

A world leader, Secret Service and one unforgettable day for two Florida first responders.

Longmont Starts Nurse Navigation System to Enhance Medical Help
Longmont Starts Nurse Navigation System to Enhance Medical Help
10.3.2022

The Nurse Navigation Program is provided through American Medical Response and began September 27 in the Colorado city.

Air Link Announces The Arrival of The New Bell 407GXi Helicopter
Air Link Announces The Arrival of The New Bell 407GXi Helicopter
9.30.2022

Air Link's Bell 407GXi is maintained and operated by Med-Trans Corporation and is the fourth generation and newest version of the widely-used helicopter.

AMR Provides Update on EMS Response to Ian on Fox & Friends
AMR Provides Update on EMS Response to Ian on Fox & Friends
9.30.2022

Chris Stawasz, Public Information Officer with AMR, says first responders across the U.S. are doing everything they can to help suffering communities in Florida.

Hurricane Ian Response
Hurricane Ian Response
9.30.2022

Global Medical Response (GMR) is deploying EMS teams and medical assets for patient evacuations in Florida.

Streator Reaches Tentative Agreement with Reading to Provide Emergency Ambulance Service
Streator Reaches Tentative Agreement with Reading to Provide Emergency Ambulance Service
9.29.2022

The ambulance service is scheduled to begin Saturday, October 1.

Rural Metro Fire Responds to AMR Request for EMS Deployment
Rural Metro Fire Responds to AMR Request for EMS Deployment
9.28.2022

Rural Metro Fire has sent four team members from its Knox County and specialty fire operations to assist those affected by Hurricane Ian.

Tennessee Emergency Management Agency Sends Teams to Florida in Response to Hurricane Ian
Tennessee Emergency Management Agency Sends Teams to Florida in Response to Hurricane Ian
9.28.2022

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) team includes 37 ambulance strike teams who will deploy to Florida for 14 days.

Hurricane Ian Response: FEMA Using Orange County Convention Center for Emergency Operations
Hurricane Ian Response: FEMA Using Orange County Convention Center for Emergency Operations
9.28.2022

FEMA's working with AMR, which is coordinating 300 different ambulances from all over the country to help in emergency aid during Hurricane Ian.

How to Build a Strong Crisis Communications Culture
How to Build a Strong Crisis Communications Culture
9.28.2022

Donna Itzoe, Senior Vice President of Communications and Marketing at GMR, explains two key ways organizations can better prepare for a crisis.

AMR Discusses Improvements at LaGrange City Council
AMR Discusses Improvements at LaGrange City Council
9.28.2022

Members of the city council in Georgia met with AMR officials to talk about ways the EMS service could better communicate with fire, police and local hospitals.

Patient Evacuations Begin as GMR Mobilizes Additional Teams and Assets
Patient Evacuations Begin as GMR Mobilizes Additional Teams and Assets
9.27.2022

GMR is now sending helicopters and flight crews in advance of Hurricane Ian. GMR activated its National Command Center in the Dallas area Friday night.

Neonatal Ambulance Hits Ground in Honduras
Neonatal Ambulance Hits Ground in Honduras
9.26.2022

The ambulance is equipped with lifesaving medical equipment and is designed to travel both the roads and the terrain of Honduras. Created through a collaboration between Roche...

GMR Mobilizes as Tropical Storm Ian Gains Strength
GMR Mobilizes as Tropical Storm Ian Gains Strength
9.24.2022

GMR has activated its National Command Center in the Dallas area. As part of AMR's FEMA contract, GMR is deploying emergency medical teams and ground medical transportatio...

AMR Closure: A Bellwether of Things to Come?
AMR Closure: A Bellwether of Things to Come?
9.22.2022

GMR’s Brian Henricksen joins Rob Lawrence, host of EMS One-Stop podcast, for a frank discussion on operational deficits.

Boulder Debuts Program to Divert 911 Calls from ER
Boulder Debuts Program to Divert 911 Calls from ER
9.21.2022

The Nurse Navigation Program will soon expand to Longmont and Aurora, Colorado.

NH's Two Largest Cities Averaging 80-90 Overdoses Per Month, Data Shows
NH's Two Largest Cities Averaging 80-90 Overdoses Per Month, Data Shows
9.19.2022

According to AMR, there were 84 suspected opioid overdoses in Nashua and Manchester in August, bringing the total for this year to 624.

Guardian Flight Alaska Launches Innovative Online Ordering Solution for Air Medical Transports
Guardian Flight Alaska Launches Innovative Online Ordering Solution for Air Medical Transports
9.19.2022

Healthcare providers at select facilities can now request air medical transports with the click of a button.

Blount EMS to be Replaced After 27 Years of Service
Blount EMS to be Replaced After 27 Years of Service
9.16.2022

Lifeguard, a member of the GMR family of solutions, will take over the service in Blount County in Alabama on September 30.

15 New EMTs Graduate Through AMR's EWYL Program
15 New EMTs Graduate Through AMR's EWYL Program
9.15.2022

The mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts attended the graduation of the new EMTs of the award-winning Earn While You Learn Program.

Cost Issues Lead AMR to Shut Down Non-Emergency Ambulance Division in LA County
Cost Issues Lead AMR to Shut Down Non-Emergency Ambulance Division in LA County
9.13.2022

The closure will take place over the next 180 days. AMR will redirect these non-emergency resources to support core emergency operations.

That Day at The Lake
That Day at The Lake
9.12.2022

2022 Star of life Micheline Allaire Clement never thought she’d save a relative’s life.

Hometown Heroes: A Boy and His Heroes
Hometown Heroes: A Boy and His Heroes
9.12.2022

Toddler Mason Pearson of Sutter Creek, California got the chance of a lifetime to meet the REACH/CALSTAR air medical crew and staff who saved his life.

GMR Hosts First Responders and Two Medal of Honor Recipients at Dallas Cowboys First Responder Games
GMR Hosts First Responders and Two Medal of Honor Recipients at Dallas Cowboys First Responder Games
9.9.2022

The September 11 First Responder Game will take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Trailblazer
Trailblazer
9.9.2022

With a patent pending, 2022 Star of Life Michael Gibson keeps exploring EMS innovation.

The Right Place at The Right Time
The Right Place at The Right Time
9.9.2022

2022 Star of Life Kyle Brule was on his way home when he saved a patient burning in a car.

Nation Prepares to Mark 21st Anniversary of 9/11
Nation Prepares to Mark 21st Anniversary of 9/11
9.8.2022

Planning is underway for memorial services, volunteer events and other ceremonies to remember the loss and heroism experienced more than two decades ago.

Dekalb County's Nurse Navigation Program Works to Redirect Non-Emergency 911 Calls
Dekalb County's Nurse Navigation Program Works to Redirect Non-Emergency 911 Calls
9.8.2022

Dispatchers in the Georgia county transfer calls to registered nurses on a line operated out of Texas, if they think the call isn't an actual emergency.

AirMed International Awarded CAMTS Accreditation
AirMed International Awarded CAMTS Accreditation
9.8.2022

CAMTS accreditation is the highest standard that can be achieved in the air medical industry.

Calm and Composed
Calm and Composed
9.7.2022

2022 Star of Life Eric Bradshaw says staying focused helped him save a patient’s leg.

Face-to-Face with Danger
Face-to-Face with Danger
9.7.2022

2022 Star of Life James Burns isn’t afraid to confront a crisis if it means saving a life.

Need for Narcan Increasing as Drug Overdoses Become More Frequent in Mississippi
Need for Narcan Increasing as Drug Overdoses Become More Frequent in Mississippi
9.1.2022

AMR Chief Charles Wise says last year, AMR and agencies on the Coast responded to over 882 requests for potential overdoses.

How AMR Increases The EMT Pool
How AMR Increases The EMT Pool
9.1.2022

The Earn While You Learn (EWYL) Program began in 2018 at the Buffalo, New York site of American Medical Response, a Global Medical Response company.

Three Structures Destroyed in Rum Creek Fire in Oregon
Three Structures Destroyed in Rum Creek Fire in Oregon
8.31.2022

Rural Metro Fire of Josephine County says a residence in the hills above Almeda County Park was also completely ruined by the wildfire.

FireWatch: Scenes From a Day and Night at The Rum Creek Fire
FireWatch: Scenes From a Day and Night at The Rum Creek Fire
8.29.2022

The fire in Josephine County in Oregon has been declared as a statewide emergency by Governor Kate Brown.

Helicopters Aid EMS, Provide Benefit for Injured
Helicopters Aid EMS, Provide Benefit for Injured
8.29.2022

Air Evac Lifeteam in Breckinridge County in Kentucky provided assistance to a wreck on a highway, in which a passenger needed air medical transport.

14 Local First Responders Are Headed to Paramedic School as Part of Award-Winning EWYL Program
14 Local First Responders Are Headed to Paramedic School as Part of Award-Winning EWYL Program
8.29.2022

The first responders from Life Line Ambulance will eventually serve communities in northern Arizona.

Pioneers Memorial Hospital and Reach Air Effort First Heart Attack-Saving Procedure Using Balloon Pump
Pioneers Memorial Hospital and Reach Air Effort First Heart Attack-Saving Procedure Using Balloon Pump
8.19.2022

The first-of-its-kind transport happened August 9 from PMHD in Brawley, California.

First Responders Gathering to Honor Kandace Kritz's Life, Service
First Responders Gathering to Honor Kandace Kritz's Life, Service
8.18.2022

Kritz, often referred to as an invisible guardian over her central South Dakota community, passed away Aug. 11 due to COVID-19 complications.

EMS Facing Staffing Shortages in Knox County; Non-Emergency Calls Add to Problem With Delays
EMS Facing Staffing Shortages in Knox County; Non-Emergency Calls Add to Problem With Delays
8.16.2022

First responders in Knox County, Tennessee are struggling to deal with the volume of 911 calls with current staffing.

Decatur Picks New Ambulance Service
Decatur Picks New Ambulance Service
8.16.2022

Abbott EMS will provide the city with six Advanced Life Support (ALS) units and two Quick Response Vehicles (QRV) units

Decatur, Macon County Announce New Ambulance Service
Decatur, Macon County Announce New Ambulance Service
8.15.2022

Abbott EMS/GMR was chosen, in part, due to its national recognition and level of experience.

A Time For Heroes: The Global Medical Response Story
A Time For Heroes: The Global Medical Response Story
8.15.2022

Julian Aldridge, founder of Enact, shares GMR's "Challenger" story on how it is revolutionizing the delivery of healthcare to America.

Lifeguard EMS Observes South Carolina Overdose Awareness Day, Receives Proclamation from Governor
Lifeguard EMS Observes South Carolina Overdose Awareness Day, Receives Proclamation from Governor
8.11.2022

Governor Henry McMaster’s proclamation of Aug. 31 as statewide overdose awareness day aims to recognize and stop overdose deaths.

Air Evac's No Cost Services to Logan County's Residents Continue
Air Evac's No Cost Services to Logan County's Residents Continue
8.10.2022

The Logan County Commission in West Virginia reapproved its yearly municipal site plan agreement with the AirMedCare Network, which provides the AEL service.

GrandView Aviation Partners with Corporate Angel Network to Provide Free Flights to Cancer Patients; Flies First Patient
GrandView Aviation Partners with Corporate Angel Network to Provide Free Flights to Cancer Patients; Flies First Patient
8.9.2022

As GrandView's fleet grows, opportunities to provide free flights to cancer patients will accelerate.

AMR Reveals Electric Ambulance at Old Spanish Days
AMR Reveals Electric Ambulance at Old Spanish Days
8.9.2022

AMR Santa Barbara County in California now has one of only five state-of-the-art electric ambulances in the country.

67 EMS Professionals to Be Honored as Stars of Life for Life-Saving Efforts at State Capitol
67 EMS Professionals to Be Honored as Stars of Life for Life-Saving Efforts at State Capitol
8.8.2022

The EMS professionals from across California will be honored in Sacramento on August 10, 2022.

GMR Forms Partnership with Carbyne to Deploy APEX Cloud Native Contact Centers Starting with Five Sites Across U.S
GMR Forms Partnership with Carbyne to Deploy APEX Cloud Native Contact Centers Starting with Five Sites Across U.S
8.8.2022

The 911 technology will enable communications centers to receive and share live videos, images, and locations from callers.

After Rocky Start, Waco-Area Officials Praise AMR with Contract Talks Gearing Up
After Rocky Start, Waco-Area Officials Praise AMR with Contract Talks Gearing Up
8.8.2022

Negotiations are getting started for American Medical Response to extend its contract with McLennan County and seven area cities in Texas

AMR Offers Safety, Back to School Tips to Yellowstone County Parents
AMR Offers Safety, Back to School Tips to Yellowstone County Parents
8.8.2022

American Medical Response in Billings, Montana recommends these tips for children when going on and off a school bus.

Serving Beyond the Flames
Serving Beyond the Flames
8.5.2022

The Knox County Rural Metro Fire Department in Tennessee has members with extra training and credentials to help in unique or unusual operations.

Just in Time
Just in Time
8.5.2022

In a matter of seconds, two Virginia EMTs stop an attempted suicide in progress.

New Hampshire's Largest Cities On Track to Have Most Deadly Opioid Overdoses in Years
New Hampshire's Largest Cities On Track to Have Most Deadly Opioid Overdoses in Years
8.4.2022

Manchester had 37 suspected opioid deaths while Nashua had 29. AMR said at this rate, both cities will see their highest number of opioid-related overdoses in five years.

National Weather Service Posts Red Flag Warning for SW Oregon and NW California
National Weather Service Posts Red Flag Warning for SW Oregon and NW California
8.1.2022

The warning, which runs from noon Monday until 11 o'clock tonight, is the result of heat, instability and increasing moisture with multiple low pressure impulses.

‘A Fire Station on Wheels’ Rural Metro Shows Off New Aerial Truck
‘A Fire Station on Wheels’ Rural Metro Shows Off New Aerial Truck
7.29.2022

Rural Metro Fire in Knox County in Tennessee gives an inside look at its newest and biggest addition.

AMR Seattle Welcomes 21 New EMTs
AMR Seattle Welcomes 21 New EMTs
7.28.2022

The new first responders are graduates of AMR’s Earn While You Learn (EWYL) program.

REACH Air Medical Services Base Now Operating in Colusa County
REACH Air Medical Services Base Now Operating in Colusa County
7.28.2022

Located in Williams along Interstate 5, the new base in California will provide service to Colusa County and the surrounding regions.

Guardian Flight Awarded CAMTS Accreditation in Alaska
Guardian Flight Awarded CAMTS Accreditation in Alaska
7.27.2022

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) accreditation is the highest standard that can be achieved in the air medical industry.

AMR Advises That You Turn Around, Don’t Drown
AMR Advises That You Turn Around, Don’t Drown
7.26.2022

Each year more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other severe weather hazard. Here are some tips on how to stay safe in times of heavy rainfall.

With Excessive Heat Forecast, AMR Says Hydration is a Must
With Excessive Heat Forecast, AMR Says Hydration is a Must
7.26.2022

AMR Multnomah County in Oregon offers these summer safety tips for staying hydrated.

Carbyne and GMR Launch Bridge Desk Phase 1, Enabling Mission-Critical Organizations to Orchestrate Real-Time Solutions
Carbyne and GMR Launch Bridge Desk Phase 1, Enabling Mission-Critical Organizations to Orchestrate Real-Time Solutions
7.20.2022

Bridge Desk is the ultimate distributed asset management solution that allows decision makers to orchestrate thousands of field assets with confidence.

Lives Lost While Aiding Others Remembered in Follansbee
Lives Lost While Aiding Others Remembered in Follansbee
7.19.2022

Various departments in the West Virginian city greeted the Moving Honors Memorial on its multi-state journey to Arlington, Virginia.

Kentucky FD Working to Reduce Non-Emergency Medical Calls
Kentucky FD Working to Reduce Non-Emergency Medical Calls
7.18.2022

Owensboro Fire Chief James Howard said, "our call volume has gone up and up," and responding to non-emergency calls wears down crewmembers.

Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services Honored Paramedics Who Died in Line of Duty
Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services Honored Paramedics Who Died in Line of Duty
7.18.2022

Emergency responders in Rutherford County recognized the National EMS Memorial when it stopped in Murfreesboro, Tennessee..

El Cajon Advances First-In-The-Region Program to Divert Less Serious 911 Calls to Nurses
El Cajon Advances First-In-The-Region Program to Divert Less Serious 911 Calls to Nurses
7.18.2022

The city in San Diego County, California has set aside hundreds of thousands of dollars to reduce unnecessary ER trips.

Fallen EMT Honored
Fallen EMT Honored
7.18.2022

Jacob Dindinger was shot in July 2021 while responding to a call in Tucson, Arizona. He later died from his injuries.

Sanford AirMed Celebrates 10 Years of Service in Northern Minnesota
Sanford AirMed Celebrates 10 Years of Service in Northern Minnesota
7.15.2022

Through the use of AirMed services, hospitals in northern Minnesota like Sanford are able to provide care to those who may not otherwise be able to receive it.

Salisbury Fire Department Receives Mission: Lifeline Silver Plus Award
Salisbury Fire Department Receives Mission: Lifeline Silver Plus Award
7.15.2022

The award is a part of the American Heart Association's national initiative to advance care for patients with high risk for time-sensitive emergencies, such as heart attacks.

Nurse Navigation Program to Connect Non-Emergency Callers to Services, Ease Burden on 911
Nurse Navigation Program to Connect Non-Emergency Callers to Services, Ease Burden on 911
7.15.2022

The "Home of Heroes Nurse Navigation Program," part of Pueblo AMR, directs some non-emergency, 911 calls to a Colorado-licensed nurse for assessment.

GMR Honors Fallen EMS Personnel
GMR Honors Fallen EMS Personnel
7.13.2022

A multistate ambulance procession carrying the names of 72 fallen EMS personnel began its journey in Dallas, Monday, July 11.

Pueblo Partners with AMR to Implement Innovative New Emergency Healthcare Solution
Pueblo Partners with AMR to Implement Innovative New Emergency Healthcare Solution
7.13.2022

The Home of Heroes Nurse Navigation Program will provide the Colorado city residents access to customized care options.

Procession Honoring Fallen EMS Providers Departs Texas
Procession Honoring Fallen EMS Providers Departs Texas
7.13.2022

The Moving Honors will stop in multiple cities so people can pay their respects to 72 fallen providers.

Opioid Epidemic Continues to Rage in New Hampshire Communities
Opioid Epidemic Continues to Rage in New Hampshire Communities
7.12.2022

Opioid overdoses in the first half of 2022 in the communities were 20 percent higher than the same period in 2021, according to AMR data.

Fallen First Responders Recognized During Opening Ceremony For National EMS Moving Honors Procession
Fallen First Responders Recognized During Opening Ceremony For National EMS Moving Honors Procession
7.11.2022

From Dallas, the ambulance carrying the Tree of Life will make multiple stops before its final destination in Arlington, Virginia, on July 21.

Grandview Aviation Takes Delivery of Three New Jets
Grandview Aviation Takes Delivery of Three New Jets
7.11.2022

Opening new bases in Teterboro and Reno this month, with three more planned by year-end, enables us to better serve the transportation needs of our private charter passengers ...

Fallen First Responders to be Honored at National EMS Moving Honors Procession
Fallen First Responders to be Honored at National EMS Moving Honors Procession
7.8.2022

The multistate procession marks the countdown to the National EMS Memorial Service and Weekend of Honor.

Pursuing Excellence in Patient Care
Pursuing Excellence in Patient Care
7.6.2022

Matthew Weidner’s passion for EMS lands him as AEL’s first ECMO-certified specialist.

Santa Barbara County EMS Agency Earns Award For Improved Heart Attack Treatment
Santa Barbara County EMS Agency Earns Award For Improved Heart Attack Treatment
7.5.2022

The Gold Plus Award is the highest-level recognition granted by the American Heart Association.

Save a Child from Being Left in a Hot Vehicle
Save a Child from Being Left in a Hot Vehicle
6.30.2022

According to AMR, 52 children died in 2018 after being left in hot cars; a record year for the United States.

Topeka Woman Meets First Responders Who Saved Her
Topeka Woman Meets First Responders Who Saved Her
6.29.2022

A Kansas woman, Shamara Parre, got a special meeting with the AMR crew that saved her after she suffered cardiac arrest.

Sonoma Life Support Recognized Nationally for its Care in Treating Severe Heart Attacks
Sonoma Life Support Recognized Nationally for its Care in Treating Severe Heart Attacks
6.28.2022

Sonoma Life Support is recognized nationally for its commitment to quality care for severe heart attacks in Sonoma County in California.

EMS Shark Tank
EMS Shark Tank
6.23.2022

GMR’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Edward Racht, met with EMS One-Stop podcast host Rob Lawrence to discuss what the future holds for EMS.

EMTs Train for Mass-Casualty Event at Spokane International Airport
EMTs Train for Mass-Casualty Event at Spokane International Airport
6.23.2022

Hope is not a strategy. First responders in Washington put their skills to the test in a full-scale emergency exercise to prepare for possible medical disasters.

Streator City Council Approves Purchasing Two Ambulances for Ambulance Service
Streator City Council Approves Purchasing Two Ambulances for Ambulance Service
6.23.2022

Local officials in the Illinois city reached an agreement to contract AMR to provide 911 ambulance service for the community.

A Day in the Life: Medical Helicopter Pilot Trey Williamson
A Day in the Life: Medical Helicopter Pilot Trey Williamson
6.23.2022

Read about the fascinating work of a Med-Trans Corp. line pilot, who works an interesting schedule, servicing Bon Secours St. Francis Health System in Greenville, South Caroli...

Heat Can Turn Vehicles Hot as an Oven Within Minutes
Heat Can Turn Vehicles Hot as an Oven Within Minutes
6.16.2022

It's hot! All it takes is a few minutes left inside of a car for a child or pet to fall victim to deadly temperatures. Learn precautions to prevent a tragedy.

Camp 911 Teaches How to Handle Emergencies
Camp 911 Teaches How to Handle Emergencies
6.16.2022

The camp for school-age children across Delta County in Michigan works to give kids hands-on learning about emergency services.

REACH Air Medical Services Announces Plans to Open Base in Colusa County
REACH Air Medical Services Announces Plans to Open Base in Colusa County
6.15.2022

The base, located in Williams along Interstate 5 in California, will provide care for area patients who need immediate medical transport.

Poise Under Pressure
Poise Under Pressure
6.15.2022

Two First Responders create a patient experience that leaves everyone involved awestruck.

REACH Air Medical Services and Medstar Ambulance of Mendocino County, Inc. Announce Agreement
REACH Air Medical Services and Medstar Ambulance of Mendocino County, Inc. Announce Agreement
6.13.2022

The agreement is for professional advisory services related to enhancing the delivery of ground ambulance services in Mendocino County.

High Heat Calls for Even Higher Safety Precautions, According to Medical Professionals
High Heat Calls for Even Higher Safety Precautions, According to Medical Professionals
6.9.2022

Arizona is in the triple digits, so AMR professionals are giving tips on how to avoid heat-related, medical emergencies.

AMR Partners with UBMD Emergency Medicine, UB on Innovative Medical Emergency Program
AMR Partners with UBMD Emergency Medicine, UB on Innovative Medical Emergency Program
6.2.2022

A network of Emergency Medical Physicians will now be available to respond to emergency medical calls throughout Erie and Niagara Counties in New York.

Interview: Krista Haugen-National, Patient Safety Global Medical Response
Interview: Krista Haugen-National, Patient Safety Global Medical Response
6.1.2022

AirMed & Rescue spoke to Haugen about how her career path has informed her approach to patient care and safety.

How EMS Workers Can Supplement the Home-Based Care Workforce
How EMS Workers Can Supplement the Home-Based Care Workforce
6.1.2022

Medically Home is best known as a hospital-at-home enabler. But through the GMR partnership and others, it has more aspirations than that.

Eagle Scout Helps Local Fire Department Get Helipad
Eagle Scout Helps Local Fire Department Get Helipad
6.1.2022

A fire department in Northeast Alabama welcomed a new helipad thanks to the dedication of Eagle Scout Thomas Miller

High-Speed Art: Indy 500 Driver Helmets Styled to Stand Out
High-Speed Art: Indy 500 Driver Helmets Styled to Stand Out
5.31.2022

Helio Castroneves, the four-time and defending Indy 500 winner, allowed GMR to design his helmet, which he will auction off to raise funds for the All Clear Foundation.

Rural Metro Fire on How to Prevent Watersports Accidents
Rural Metro Fire on How to Prevent Watersports Accidents
5.31.2022

Each year, approximately 1.2 million people drown worldwide, with half of those being children.

New Air Evac and Guardian Flight Bases Are Ready to Serve
New Air Evac and Guardian Flight Bases Are Ready to Serve
5.31.2022

The Air Evac base is in Athens, Alabama with a Bell 206 and the Guardian Flight base is in Gaylord, Michigan with a PC-12.

AMR Lifeguards Return to Glenn Otto Park in Troutdale
AMR Lifeguards Return to Glenn Otto Park in Troutdale
5.27.2022

Since 1999, AMR's River Rescue and Safety Program has been a summertime fixture at the Park in Troutdale, Oregon.

Medical Staff Gear Up for Indy 500, Prepare for Hot Race Day
Medical Staff Gear Up for Indy 500, Prepare for Hot Race Day
5.27.2022

AMR will be on hand to help with the efforts to provide medical aid to anyone who might need it at the race.

AMR's EWYL Works to Diversify the EMT Workforce in the Greater Hartford Area
AMR's EWYL Works to Diversify the EMT Workforce in the Greater Hartford Area
5.27.2022

The Earn While You Learn program, which pays students to earn EMT certification, is working to make the field more inclusive in Connecticut.

First of Seven BLM AFS Type 2 Contract Crews Available for Wildfire Response
First of Seven BLM AFS Type 2 Contract Crews Available for Wildfire Response
5.26.2022

The Mooseheart Crew became available to respond to wildfires on May 16 after a crew inspection in Minto on May 11, 2022.

Spring 2022 Colorado Rural School Cardiac Emergency Preparedness Webinar
Spring 2022 Colorado Rural School Cardiac Emergency Preparedness Webinar
5.25.2022

The webinar was locally sponsored in Colorado by Global Medical Response.

Seven First Responders with AMR and REACH Honored at 2021 California EMS Awards
Seven First Responders with AMR and REACH Honored at 2021 California EMS Awards
5.25.2022

The annual event recognizes exceptional acts of service by the state's volunteers and EMS professionals.

Stormont Vail Presents Excellence in EMS award
Stormont Vail Presents Excellence in EMS award
5.24.2022

In addition to celebrating EMS Week, Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka, Kansas presented its annual Excellence in EMS award with AMR's Alicia Hysten as the recipient.

Alyssa Pigott, BLS Provider of the Year for Monroe-Livingston Region
Alyssa Pigott, BLS Provider of the Year for Monroe-Livingston Region
5.24.2022

The AMR Rochester, New York EMT was nominated for the award by her peers and colleagues for her outstanding EMS service.

Helicopter Crashes in Lake County
Helicopter Crashes in Lake County
5.20.2022

The crash happened at the Christmas Valley Airport in Oregon.

Santa Cruz County Feeling a Shortage of EMTs
Santa Cruz County Feeling a Shortage of EMTs
5.20.2022

The situation turned critical earlier in the week when there were no local ambulances available. A backup system had to fill in the gaps.

Hometown Hero
Hometown Hero
5.19.2022

Chief Chad Curry is honored for his dedication in saving lives in Texas. His passion for the EMS industry was featured in the Lubbock paper, Senior Link.

Dream Job: Zboril Brought Love of Firefighting from Czech Republic to Daviess County
Dream Job: Zboril Brought Love of Firefighting from Czech Republic to Daviess County
5.18.2022

Pavel Zboril, who moved to Owensboro, Kentucky, was a volunteer firefighter from a family of firefighters in Central Europe.

School Bus Heroes
School Bus Heroes
5.18.2022

An AMR crew in Tennessee revives boy who suffered cardiac arrest on his way to class.

AMR New Mexico Adds Curly Haired, Four-Legged Sweetheart to EMS Team
AMR New Mexico Adds Curly Haired, Four-Legged Sweetheart to EMS Team
5.17.2022

Therapy dog, "Doc" will help Albuquerque Paramedics, EMTs and Flight Crews with work-related stress.

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