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5 heartwarming reunions reflecting the profound impact medics have on the patients they save
A passenger from the Missouri Amtrak derailment shares details of the response involving nearly 20 local and state agencies
Through nearly two years of pandemic, the HEMS industry has been hit hard but proven resilient
Video shows the Trauma Star helicopter landing on a type of block to compensate for the malfunctioning landing gear
Crittendon EMS had to deal with one bridge closed for repairs and another closed by protesters
The Air Methods helicopter was transporting an infant girl when it crashed in Upper Darby in Jan. 2022
“That night was definitely a team effort, and we just want to thank everyone involved: the EMS that brought mom and baby to the hospital to all the nurses and doctors at the hospital,” Flight Nurse Kelly Hamill said
Bipartisan group says plan could eliminate access for veterans, cause some air services to close
Officials from several communities gathered in Fitchburg to break ground for new hangar, quarters for Air Methods Life Flight 2
A partnership with 3 air ambulances and a blood center will deliver whole blood for the first time in 30 years
Medical helicopters flew 5 teens to Memorial Hermann hospital in Houston
First responders were dispatched to a “limited access rescue” on the Bruce Lee Trail in Clayton
4 patients in the Aurora crash were flown to hospitals
A tourniquet was applied and the worker was flown to the University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital
Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service’s says the new helicopter has improved safety features and can carry more fuel, improving response times
Brownsville EMS providers transported several injured people to hospitals
Crews from several agencies responded to Guadalupe Mountains National Park
EMS providers transported the patient by air ambulance to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
A Marin County FD captain rappelled to the car that was wedged between a broken tree and the hillside, and a paramedic got there on a 200-foot line
The National Transportation Safety Board released its preliminary report, and the investigation continues
The patient was hoisted to a helicopter despite high winds
Rescuers from multiple agencies responded; EMS providers transported a survivor by helicopter
The downed craft was called to evacuate a hiker suffering from breathing problems and chest pains; the hiker was found and transported separately
One Bassett Volunteer Rescue Squad member was flown to a hospital, and two others were transported by ground ambulance
The preliminary report did not include a probable cause for the Nevada crash that killed all five people aboard
“Hemorrhage is responsible for nearly 40% of trauma deaths,” and about half of those occur in the prehospital period, said Leann Briggs, LifeSave 21 Flight Nurse
The Life Force helicopter was severely damaged, and all aboard were transported to hospitals