Exclusives
FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle+RSS Feed
Fire EMSEMS TodayEMS Insider

Air Ambulance Service Expands Fleet

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Sanford Health Air Ambulance has expanded its fleet with the addition of three new EC-145 helicopters, which have short runway capability and can hold up to two patients and five critical care attendants.

The aircraft offers services to patients both nationally and internationally in Canada and based out of Sioux Falls, SD, Fargo, ND and Bemidji, MN.

Now the company s fleet comprises three EC-145 helicopters, one Bell 230 and four King Air B200 fixed-wing airplanes.

Tim Meyer, Sanford Health Director for Emergency Air Transport said, Helicopter air ambulances provide fast, safe transport services from the scene of accidents anywhere from farmsteads to roadside accident scenes across the Midwest and beyond. These helicopters feature night vision, a 30-second start up and shutdown time and a wheeled patient stretcher. They really offer the latest in emergency flight technology.

Mike Christianson, Sanford Health Director of Aviation said, As we continue to grow together, we are always improving the technology and equipment available for patients across our footprint and beyond. We couldn t be more excited about this step in improving care for our patients.

Sanford Air Ambulance teams served up to 3,000 patients by helicopter or fixed-wing in 2011.



RELATED ARTICLES

More Rural Hospitals Closing

A growing number of facilities across the country face growing difficulties.

Milwaukee Launches Community Paramedic Program

Pilot program with University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee looks at follow-up care.

Cherokee Nation EMS Paramedic Training Named Top in Industry

Program is first and only tribe to receive accreditation from Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

Colorado Residents to Benefit in Ambulance Contract Split

Change in contract for Colorado Springs is seen a way for faster response times and increased funds.

FDNY Graduates Over 100 New EMTs

Seven foreign languages are spoken among the new personnel.

Teen Rescued Five Days after Nepal Quake

Victim pulled from rubble of seven-story building.

Features by Topic

JEMS Connect

CURRENT DISCUSSIONS

 
 

EMS BLOGS

Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

Featured Careers