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06.19.2019 Tripping Me Up

A first-person account of an overseas medical incident and how a membership in AirMed saved the day for one patient.

06.17.2019 40 Years of Helicopter Emergency Services

The storied history and community ties were on full display at the 40th anniversary of St. Vincent Healthcare’s Helicopter Emergency Lifesaving Program.

06.03.2019 Guardian Flight to Hold Memorial Service

Guardian Flight will honor the lives lost on the last flight of N13YL at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 7.

05.31.2019 Stroke Awareness Month with the AirEvac Lifeteam

The AirEvac Lifeteam explains causes, symptoms and the care they provide when it comes to strokes. 

05.24.2019 Juncos Racing Expands Partnerships With NFP and GMR

Juncos Racing announced NFP and GMR will join the team for Kyle Kaiser’s No. 32 entry for the 103rd Running of the Indy 500 presented by Gainbridge.

05.22.2019 Anchorage Medics Class Aims to Stop the Bleed

Providence Alaska Medical Center staff shared vital first aid skills with Anchorage residents in a class focused on how to halt blood loss from major injuries.

05.20.2019 Air Evac Lifeteam Vital to Saving Lives at Navicent Health

The Medical Center, Navicent Health say they depend on helicopter teams to get trauma victims to the emergency room quickly.

05.20.2019 Dying Veteran Gets His Wish to Attend Emotional Ceremony

A dying veteran got a final chance to pay tributes to his classmate and the area’ sole casualty from the Vietnam war thanks to the Sentimental Journey program by AMR. 

05.20.2019 Kids Receive Fun Lesson About First Responders at National EMS Week Kick-off

The Air Evac Lifeteam Five flew high over the Quincy Mall to kick-off National EMS Week on Sunday. This event is to help show the public how emergency responders help in a time of need.

05.18.2019 MetroCare/AMR Continues Operations in Abilene, TX After Widespread Tornado Damage

All crew members have checked in safe. Company encourages residents across the country to heed emergency warnings.

05.17.2019 Toddler Found Alive After Three Days Missing in Kentucky Wilderness

Great team effort by AirEvac Lifeteam 116 and Lifeguard who assisted in the efforts to find and transport the toddler. Two Lifeguard employees were also on the search team that found the child.

05.16.2019 AMR Named Presenting Sponsor for NTT IndyCar Series

AMR, a Global Medical Response company, has signed on to be the presenting sponsor for the NTT IndyCar Series REV Group Grand Prix weekend of June 20-23. This year's event will be known as the...

05.16.2019 GMR and AMR Support First Responder Well-being Initiatives

Pending Connecticut legislation supports adding PTSD under worker’s compensation.

05.16.2019 REACH Air Medical Services Adding Guardian Flight to Company Operations

Integrating these two air ambulance providers presents substantial opportunities for operational synergies, which will result in increased service and enhanced care to the communities they serve...

05.13.2019 Unity Medical Center Praised for Heart Attack Response

Praise also went to Air Evac Lifeteam, which is a key method of patient transportation for those who present with a STEMI. The team at Air Evac is very important in this process. Without them and...

05.10.2019 Flight Paramedic Recognized for Longstanding Service to Medical Evacuation

Flight paramedic Kevin "Wrap" Bess marks 20 years in the medical evacuation field. He said it is a career, both rewarding in saving the lives of patients, and getting involved with the...

05.07.2019 Crash Victim Returns to Visit Rescuers

Tony Thornton wasn’t expected to survive, but he did, thanks to the efforts of emergency personnel. He went back to meet with some of those rescuers at the AirEvac facility to thank them.

05.01.2019 A Look Inside an Air Evac Helicopter

“Everything you see in this aircraft, in the small, condensed area, is what they have in the ER setting, not including all the medications we’re carrying. We’re up to 70 different...

05.01.2019 CAMTS Awards New Accreditation and Multiple Reaccreditations

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) has awarded new accreditation to one medical transport service and reaccreditation to 23 services at the CAMTS April 2019 board...

04.30.2019 Guardian Flight Acquires Sunrise Air Ambulance

Guardian Flight, a Global Medical Response company, has purchased Sunrise Air Ambulance and its four air medical transport bases in Arizona.

04.29.2019 BHS Grad Becomes First Female Pilot at MCR Hospital

It all started with a single flight lesson for Samantha Poirier, who became the first female LifeLine EMS pilot at Medical Center of the Rockies (MCR) last month.

04.26.2019 Air Evac Lifeteam Celebrates 10 Years in Logan County

Founded in rural Missouri in 1985, Air Evac is the largest independently operated emergency transport via helicopter provider in the United States, with hundreds of bases throughout dozens of...

04.26.2019 California Dispatcher Honored by IAED

Dispatcher of the Year Award recognizes Katerine McNulty for service during 2017 wildfires.

04.25.2019 Global Medical Response Announces Organizational Change

Company aligns air, ground, membership and fire operations.

04.05.2019 REACH Unveils New Base in California

REACH, a Global Medical Response solution, announces the opening of a new emergency air medical transport base in Victorville, California, which will provide emergency transport services on a 24/7...

04.03.2019 Air Medical Group Holdings Signs Purchase Agreement to Acquire Seven Bar Aviation, LLC

Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH), a leading air medical transport company, has signed a purchase agreement to acquire Seven Bar Aviation, LLC (SBA).

04.03.2019 New Medevac Chopper Blessed

The ceremony was for REACH Air Medical Services and its helicopter, which began its official medevac work as new subcontractors for American Medical Response last week.

04.01.2019 New Helicopter Medevac to Service Maui County

A new Emergency Medical Services helicopter will soon provide 911 service for Maui, Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi. The helicopter will be dedicated on Tuesday, April 2, at the Maui Memorial Medical Center...

03.28.2019 Like Drivers, AMR INDYCAR Safety Team Must Learn New Tracks

The AMR INDYCAR Safety Team spent weeks planning its operations, learning the intricacies of the circuit and going over countless scenarios to ensure a safe INDYCAR classic weekend.

03.22.2019 Valley Med Flight Earns Successive NAAMTA Accreditation

Following an independent, external evaluation of administrative documentation, medical practices, and facilities, Valley Med Flight is being awarded accreditation for their fixed- and rotor-wing...

03.21.2019 A Global Medical Response with a Local Solution

Air medical transport relies on helicopters, from the H125 to twin-engine aircraft, to bring critically ill or injured people to intensive-care facilities.

03.01.2019 AMR and REACH Air Medical Services Help with Emergency County Ambulance Transition

American Medical Response (AMR) and REACH Air Medical Services announced today that the companies have successfully helped transition emergency ambulance services.

02.20.2019 Air Evac Team Visits SCKMC ER Staff

Several SCKMC emergency room workers recently had an up close and personal look at a life flight helicopter. 

02.15.2019 Fighting Opioids from the Frontline

AMR Regional Director Chris Stawasz was recognized for his leadership in coordinating the emergency medical services response to the opioid crisis in the state – and underscored the...

02.11.2019 Patients of Air Ambulance Services Need Coverage When it Counts

While many private insurers do right by their clients and cover air medical transportation at a fair rate, many pay far below the cost of the services by claiming the transport wasn’t...

02.07.2019 A Fighting Chance

Air Evac Lifeteam crew takes charge when their pilot suffers a medical emergency.

02.01.2019 Rural Metro Announces Free AirMed Benefit for Subscribers

Rural Metro Fire is proud to announce their partnership with AirMed. AirMed, a 24/7/365 Medical Air Transport company, focuses on fixed wing aircraft transportation from hospital to hospital...

01.28.2019 NAEMSP® Welcomes New Leadership

David K. Tan, MD, EMT-T, FAAEM, FAEMS, is the new president of the association. Tan is also the medical director of AMR/Abbott EMS and medical director of the Clayton Fire Department. 

01.22.2019 Global Medical Response Joins IMSA as Newest Corporate Partner

Partnership with industry leader expands IMSA’s medical support and incident response.

12.13.2018 Airbus Signs Orders for Six EMS Helicopters

REACH Air Medical Services will add three H125s and two H130s to its current fleet. 

10.25.2018 REACH Air Medical Services to acquire five new Airbus helicopters

REACH Air Medical Services will boost its life saving capabilities with the addition of five Airbus helicopters.

10.16.2018 AMGH Responds to AMR Request for Hurricane Michael EMS Deployment

AMGH companies are sending caregivers and rotor wing air assets to assist under AMR’s contract with FEMA.

10.14.2018 AMR Activates National Command Center and Deploys Emergency Response Teams for Catastrophic Hurricane Michael

AMR and network providers are deploying crews and medical transportation ground assets to assist affected communities.

09.12.2018 AMR Activates National Command Center and Deploys Emergency Response Teams for Hurricane Florence

AMR, its sister companies at AMGH and network providers are deploying crews and medical transportation ground and air assets to assist affected communities.

08.30.2018 Stormont Vail Health Finalizing Sale of Life Star

Stormont Vail Health is finalizing the sale of Life Star, the organization’s air transport service for trauma and other emergency patients, to Med-Trans Corporation (Med-Trans).

06.29.2018 REACH Air Medical Services Opens Napa Base

The new Napa base will accelerate services already available in neighboring Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake counties. The new base will operate year-round.

03.23.2018 Questions for Air Medical Group Holdings CEO Fred Buttrell

Aviation Week – March 23, 2018 AMGH CEO Fred Buttrell provides an overview of AMGH operations.

03.14.2018 AMGH and AMR Complete Transaction and Combine Under New Parent Company Global Medical Response

Greenwood Village, CO, and Lewisville, TX – Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH), a KKR portfolio company, and American Medical Response (AMR) today announced the completion of a previously...