Adams Regional EMS Selects Air Methods Ascend to Provide Online and In-Person Training for First Responders


NEW OXFORD, PA, April 23, 2024 – Air Methods, the nation’s leading air medical service provider, announced today that Adams Regional Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has selected Air Methods Ascend’s online and in-person programs to provide additional training for its first responders.

Located in south-central Pennsylvania, Adams Regional EMS serves 21 municipalities in Adams County, and provides coverage for the Gettysburg National Military Park, which welcomes more than 1.2 million guests a year. Comprised of emergency medical technicians (EMTs), advanced EMTs and paramedics, Adams Regional EMS also provides mutual aid services to York and Frederick Counties, staffing ambulances in the Gettysburg Fire Department, Fairfield Fire Department and United Hook & Ladder Company 33 (UH&L) – New Oxford and Bonneauville Stations.

“Our priority is ensuring our crews are provided the highest level of education and training possible to help improve patient outcomes when responding to emergencies,” said Adams Regional EMS Chief Brian Wheeler. “Ascend’s online and in-person programs will equip our teams with state-of-the art education to help ensure we are providing the safest and most effective care to patients.”

Ascend’s offerings of innovative online education programs include Critical Care Review, and EMS Review which are designed to help flight and critical care clinicians as well as emergency medical responders seeking to advance their training, help improve emergent patient outcomes and meet their continuing education needs. Courses meet certification requirements for the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN), Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), and International Board of Specialty Certifications (IBSC).

Ascend’s in-person and online education programs provide access to world-class educators, state-of-the-art tools, and cutting-edge technologies to help pre-hospital and critical care clinicians build their knowledge, enabling them to operate at the top of their licensure and fulfill continuing education requirements. Education programs include advanced manikin-based simulation and virtual reality training that mirror real-world patient care scenarios, building life-saving skills and confidence.

“We are excited to partner with Adams Regional EMS and offer both our online and in-person training programs to their EMTs and medics,” said Dr. Stephanie Queen, Air Methods Senior Vice President of Clinical Services. “Our programs will provide them with the latest clinical techniques and practices to provide the best possible care for their patients.”

Learn more about the Ascend education program here.