Oklahoma based air medical service honored at Oklahoma EMS Conference with EMS Service of the Year and Educator of the Year

(GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colorado, November 7, 2019) – Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, announced that its Tulsa LifeFlight program was named the EMS Service of the Year at the Oklahoma EMS Conference. In addition, Larry Brewer, one of the Air Method’s EMS Medics, won the Educator of the Year Award. Both the Tulsa LifeFlight program and Larry Brewer are consistently committed to providing the highest level of service to patients in the Tulsa region. 

The Oklahoma EMS Conference awards, which honor those dedicated to bettering the air medical field with outstanding performance, awarded the Tulsa LifeFlight program for its constant dedication to the community, continuous service, and its work to ensure that patients get the best care from the moment that the patient comes into their sight. The program was started 40 years ago and now has two locations across eastern Oklahoma. It is now one of the nation’s safest and most utilized air medical transport services and has been continuously CAMTS accredited since 1996. 

Brewer was awarded the Educator of the Year for his committed to his position as an EMS flight paramedic for the last twenty-five years. Brewer is a flight paramedic with Tulsa Life Flight 2 in Pryor, Oklahoma, and is the director of the Rogers State University paramedic program. He is continually contributing to the educational development of others and has trained hundreds of EMS providers. Brewer advances the EMS learning curriculum with his innovative approach to teaching others in the industry and his undeniable skillset.

“Receiving this award is such an incredible honor for Tulsa LifeFlight and Air Methods,” said Shane Farmer, vice president of Air Methods. “Our team dedicates their time to serving the community, and their efforts are an inspiration to the entire Air Methods crew. It is a privilege to be acknowledged for their ongoing support for the community.” 

Air Methods’ strict adherence to training and safety is extremely important to the organization. The unmatched rigorous and extensive preparation makes Air Methods a leader in the air medical industry. The team is always prepared to save lives at any moment in time. They provide access to care for millions of people who would not have been able to make it to a trauma center in an emergency. 


About Air Methods
Air Methods is the leading air medical service, delivering lifesaving care to more than 70,000 people every year. With nearly 40 years of air medical experience, Air Methods is the preferred partner for hospitals and one of the largest community-based providers of air medical services. United Rotorcraft is the Company’s products division specializing in the design and manufacture of aeromedical and aerospace technology. Air Methods’ fleet of owned, leased or maintained aircraft features more than 450 helicopters and fixed wing aircraft. 

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(DENVER, Colorado, February 15, 2018) – Even though they are part of the same team stateside, two Air Methods teammates just met for the first time thousands of miles from home.

CW4 Jay Jones, pilot with Tulsa Life Flight based in Riverside, Oklahoma, and SSG Adam Max, paramedic with Black Hills Life Flight based out of Rapid City, South Dakota, were unknowingly stationed together overseas performing a medevac mission to soldiers, sailors and airmen currently serving in harm’s way. Jay is part of Charlie Company 1/244 Assault Helicopter Battalion, and their mission is to support the aircraft that Adam’s unit, Charlie Company 1/189 MEDEVAC, operates.

During a night of conversation and getting to know everyone in their new family, Jay and Adam discovered that they both work for Air Methods, just in different locations.

“It truly is a small world and comfort knowing that we are connected with a different type of family from back home,” said Jones.

This is Jay’s third 12-month deployment and Adam’s fourth. Both will continue to be deployed overseas until late September 2018 and then plan to return back home to their locations and get back to work at Air Methods.

“We both love what we do both at home and overseas,” Max said.

“We enjoy being part of this giant puzzle to get those that need our help on their darkest days back to safety and back home with their families.” Upon returning stateside, Jay plans to spend time with his wife, two daughters and one son. He has plans to do some deer and hog hunting, and go on a few rides on his Harley. He will retire in six years with a total of 39 years with the National Guard; however, he has plans to continue his Air Methods career.

Adam also plans to spend some much-needed time with his family and continue with his career with Air Methods. He will retire from the National Guard in 2021.

“This is honestly the hardest deployment I have ever had to deal with,” he said. “I was always single on my other ones. Now I have a two-year old girl, a six-year-old boy and a loving and supporting wife.”

Both Jay and Adam hope to attend Indoc in Denver together upon their return to catch up before parting ways once again.

“The relationships we make on a deployment usually stick with you for a lifetime,” said Max.