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Syndication

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 EDT
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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 EDT
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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 EDT
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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 EDT
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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 EDT
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