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OUR COMMITMENT TO WILDFIRE SUPPRESSION AND PREVENTION THROUGH OUR LATEST AGREEMENT WITH SIKORSKY

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Wildfires continue to devastate the western United States and the harsh reality is that they are becoming a year-round issue, as opposed to what was once a seasonal occurrence. As the need for aerial firefighting helicopters grows, United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods Corporation, has awarded Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, a contract for […]

NEW AMPED EPISODE: IT TAKES A VILLAGE

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Our podcast, AMPED (Air Methods Prehospital EDucation) has returned with another episode this month! The podcast, which launched earlier this year, is designed for prehospital and in-hospital care providers and sheds light on the unique and challenging clinical scenarios faced by our emergency medical crews. It is a first-of-its-kind platform in which air medical and […]

HOW VIRTUAL REALITY AND GAMING IMPROVE CLINICAL EDUCATION

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To achieve the best patient care and outcomes, healthcare providers continually seek innovative approaches to improve training for current and future healthcare workers. However, the constantly changing needs and expectations of learners and educators driven by advances in technology have created new challenges to delivering high-fidelity, immersive training on a wide-scale and digital platform. The […]

COLORADO DFPC SECURES CONTRACT FOR PROCUREMENT OF STATE-OF-THE-ART SIKORSKY S70I FIREHAWK® HELICOPTER

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Following one of the worst fire seasons in our home state of Colorado’s history, on Monday, August 16, we announced that the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) signed a contract with United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods Corporation, to complete and deliver a Sikorsky S70i FIREHAWK® helicopter. We are proud that […]

AIR METHODS LAUNCHES INNOVATIVE DRONE SOLUTION TO ADDRESS RURAL SUPPLY CHAIN CHALLENGES

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The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated some of the real challenges in our health care system creating an opportunity to find better solutions to extend access to healthcare, especially in rural America. Today we are excited to announce the launch of Spright, a newly formed drone solution, designed to help improve healthcare access and minimize supply challenges. Collaborating with Wingcopter, […]

NEW AMPED EPISODE: MO’ ECMO

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Our podcast, AMPED (Air Methods Prehospital Education) has returned with another episode this month! The podcast, which launched earlier this year, is designed for prehospital and in-hospital care providers and sheds light on the unique and challenging clinical scenarios faced by our emergency medical crews. It is a first-of-its-kind platform in which air medical and […]

LIFESAVE 21 AND 22 SHOWCASE NEW AIRBUS AS350/H125 IN EMPORIA AND DODGE CITY, KS

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We are happy to announce the delivery of two Airbus AS350/H125 aircrafts to LifeSave 21 and 22, an Air Methods program. The two bases are located in Emporia, KS (LifeSave 21) and Dodge City, KS (LifeSave 22). Both bases hosted ribbon cutting ceremonies to give their communities firsthand looks at the latest additions to their […]

HOW HEALTHCARE SUPPLY CHAINS ADAPTED TO COVID-19 CHALLENGES

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The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted a lot of people’s lives, especially in healthcare. However, the impact on the industry’s supply chain was not something most people thought about. It happened fast, though. When nations began sending workers home and closed businesses to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, it caused an abrupt stop to many vital global supply […]

AIR METHODS AMONG ONE PERCENT OF PART 135 OPERATORS WITH FAA-RECOGNIZED SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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Air Methods received its letter of acknowledgement from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) accepting AMC’s Safety Management System (SMS). In the United States there are 1,977 Part 135 operators, and Air Methods is one of 21 to receive this recognition. “At Air Methods, safety is our number one priority and the recognition by the FAA […]

AIR METHODS WISHES YOU A SAFE AND HAPPY JULY 4TH WEEKEND!

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Four Safety Tips to Keep in Mind As we roll into the long holiday weekend, many will be celebrating with family and friends. From gatherings at the beach, lake, and mountains, to barbecues and late-night fireworks, new memories will be made. We want them to be positive ones, so your safety is paramount. Keep these […]

VANDERBILT LIFEFLIGHT CREWS RECOGNIZED FOR LIFESAVING EFFORTS AT STAR OF LIFE AWARDS

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We want to congratulate our partner Vanderbilt LifeFlight, the 2020 Association of Air Medical Services transport program of the year, and other Tennessee public safety agencies for their lifesaving work at the 13th annual EMS Star of Life Awards. Hosted by the Children’s Emergency Care Alliance (CECA), the EMS Star of Life Awards is a […]

HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HACKENSACK UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER DEPLOYS LIFESAVING BLOOD PRODUCTS ON FLIGHTS

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We are excited to be collaborating with Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center, a New Jersey state designated Level II trauma center, to provide their emergency response aircraft with blood in flight. Blood products save lives during a medical emergency – especially for patients in or at risk for hemorrhagic shock or faced with significant […]

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