Safety

Leading the way in HEMS safety

As the most experienced air medical operator, we have an obligation to use our leadership position responsibly to encourage safety improvements within the air medical community. We take that responsibility very seriously. We not only support safety concepts and the value, but have demonstrated the commitment during the past six years by investing more than $100 million in advancing and incorporating safety programs and technologies into our operations.

Our Safety Commitment

Pilot and Flight Paramedics with Helicopter SMS
Air Methods is the first helicopter air medical operator to participate in the FAA’s SMS voluntary implementation program, and currently one to reach the highest level.
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Operations Control Center (OCC)
Established in March 2007, the center is based at our headquarters in Colorado and staffed with two personnel on duty during each 12-hour shift. The lead is a pilot and has EMS flying experience.
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Helicopter Control Panel Technologies
Since 2007, we have demonstrated our commitment to safety by investing more than $100 million in advancing safety programs and technologies.
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Pilot with Night Vision Goggles
Simulation
Not only are we fully committed to hiring a professional workforce, but we are even more driven to give them the resources and training necessary to maintain their elite skill set.
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