Why Helicopter Ambulances?

December 9, 2010

Responding to Christine Negroni’s December 1 Huffington Post article on helicopter medical evacuation, I submit the following: For a short but interesting period, I was a helicopter pilot for an EMS operation in California. Much of our business was related to off-road recreational vehicle accidents, often in rugged terrain. We would be called and responded […]

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Helicopter-EMS (HEMS) Safety Concerns

November 23, 2010

Medical helicopter crashes make headline news, receiving a lot of attention from the media and from viewers.  Perhaps because we can all feel the depth of the tragedy knowing this helicopter was on a mission of mercy to save lives – yet crew members and patients lose their lives. According to the NTSB, there were […]

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