Airborne in minutes and on-site shortly thereafter, the presence
of the helicopter at the scene of a serious medical emergency can
be as critical as the medical team itself... if the care is not
there in time, then the effort often goes for naught.
In the case of TriState Careflite, responsible for covering a
three state area with A119 Koala single-engine turbine helicopters
and Augusta 109 Power Twin-turbine helicopters, the work that they
shows measurable results with nearly every flight.
Each flight is staffed by three professionals trained
specifically for aerial EMS ... a Pilot, a Flight Nurse and a
Flight ParaMedic. Founded in 2002, TriState carries as many as 3300
patients a year, and is also supported by a fixed wing adjunct for
those mobility requirements that go beyond the speed and range of
the helo fleet. To date, they've flown over 25,000 hours in support
of those in need.