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Syndication

Every profession has its secrets; some good, some bad. The Air Ambulance world is no exception. Understanding how things work on the “inside” can absolutely save you time, money and frustration. Air ambulance fly-along day is the perfect example. Insider knowledge about how fly-along day works can jump start your air ambulance career. Lack of [...]
Category:Blog -- posted at: 12:02pm EST
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Do you know the most important thing that a flight resume can do for you? It’s not a trick question. The answer is straightforward and easy. The whole purpose of a flight resume is to advance you to the next step in the hiring process – the flight interview. Most paramedics get that part.  What [...]
Category:Blog -- posted at: 12:15pm EST
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Think back to all the time, effort and hard work you put into earning your certifications. Now . . . take a deep breath and sit down. Are you ready for a brutal truth about flight interviews? Here goes: Your skill as a medic or nurse can only hurt you in a flight interview.  Yep, [...]
Category:Blog -- posted at: 9:38pm EST
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Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays. First, because we get to eat great food and fall asleep watching football in a tryptophan induced coma. And second, because it reminds us to stop grumbling and remember all the amazing things in our lives. Emergency Medical Services Flight Safety Network is full of things to be [...]
Category:Blog -- posted at: 9:25am EST
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Everybody’s talking about it. Most of it is rumor, hearsay and innuendo… We idolize the exploits of the people we look up to, and try to keep our own experiences (and shortcomings) under the radar. No, I’m not talking about sex — I’m talking about crew safety. What does crew safety have to do with [...]
Category:Blog -- posted at: 3:39pm EST
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“Life Flight 3 respond. Heading three-one-zero degrees for two-six nautical miles, motor vehicle accident, multiple patients. More to follow once airborne.  Time out, two-one two-six hours.” That’s how it starts; very mechanical, very structured… very by-the-book. And that’s how you and your crew start. That’s how Emergency Medical Services (EMS) works… at least in the [...]
Category:Blog -- posted at: 2:22pm EST
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Lets face it.  Some Emergency Medical Services (EMS) jobs are more glamorous than others.  We can’t all be Johnny and Roy* speeding to the next life we save 24/7/365. Some of us play the sidelines. I know.  I’m an EMS helicopter pilot.  And for the last decade I’ve learned my very best lessons on the [...]
Category:Blog -- posted at: 10:10pm EST
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How hard is it to earn an air ambulance flight crew job? Is it possible to start as a first responder or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and work your way up to flight paramedic?  Flight nurse?  Or pilot? How much experience is required? We get asked these questions a lot.  So often that I decided [...]
Category:Blog -- posted at: 8:28pm EST
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Night time changes everything. Reading patient vitals scribbled on medical tape, finding your black nomex gloves and walking across a field are all completely different at night. The simple things we take for granted in daylight .....are often not so simple in the dark. And that's just the beginning... Night Time Weeds Out the Pros [...]
Category:Blog -- posted at: 3:26pm EST
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