At issue in the attempted rescue is an arrangement between the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and the Orange County Fire Authority on how their aviation units split up calls for help.
Already grappling with the effects of COVID-19, Global Medical Response’s Napa team mounted an EMS response to successfully evacuate the same rural hospital twice in 40 days while simultaneously supporting on-going remote firefighting efforts in ways EMS has not traditionally done.
"This stunning memorial serves as a reminder of the sacrifices and the risks that medical aircrews take every time they respond to a transport," said Mayor Reece Keener.
Lost in the crash were pilot Patrick Coyle, 63; flight paramedic Margaret Langston, 43; and flight nurse Stacie Morse, 30.
This was the first such international airlift since the global pandemic first threatened to swamp Dutch hospitals in the spring.
The Bismarck Air Medical flight was headed to pick up a patient at the time of the crash.
Adding blood and plasma to Black Hills Life Flight helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft will allow emergency personnel to provide additional lifesaving care
A lax safety culture at an air ambulance company led to the crash of a medical helicopter last year in snowy weather in Ohio that killed three people.
An Ornge aircraft was struck by a green laser in the area of Richmond and Sherbourne Street in the downtown Toronto area.
North Dakota has issued a cease and desist order to AirMedCare Network for allegedly selling illegal air ambulance subscriptions to residents.