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Every EMS professional dreams of flying.

We get you ready to live the dream.

Air medical is one of the most desired career paths for EMS professionals – and one of the most competitive. Highly qualified EMTs, paramedics, and nurses are rejected every day because they simply don’t have what it takes to rise above an enormous crowd of candidates.

We can help you make sure you’re one of the ones who get off the ground.

Flight Safety Network is a team of teachers and mentors working full-time in all areas of medical and aviation. In this free newsletter, we give you the proven knowledge of what does – and doesn’t – work to show you’re the right choice for an air medical position, and give you an insider’s look at exactly what it’s like to handle every aspect of an air medical career.

We’re experienced professionals, and we want nothing but the best men and women up there in the air working with us. When we’re called to help, we want people with us who are devoted to giving everything they have, every time. We want people who understand how critical safety is to an air medical situation – for both the crew and the patient – and who hold themselves and their team to the highest standards.

And because we want all of this, we figured we better show you how to do it.

Our training doesn’t hypothesize about what air medical professionals might do in a given situation. We teach you exactly what we will do whenever necessary, and why it’s the right thing to do. We don’t deal in theories. We deal in experience, in training, and in the highest standards of air medical safety.

You’ll learn:

  • How to master a flight interview
  • The insider secrets to fly-along days
  • Tips on what you should look for in a flight program
  • What flight programs really want in a candidate
  • The all-important team approach to air medical safety
  • How to make the most effective use of every critical member of your team
  • Landing zone setup and security
  • And a hell of a lot more

The newsletter is absolutely free to everyone interested in being a part of an air medical team – from the pilots and mechanics to the EMTs, paramedics and nurses to the dispatchers, firefighters, and emergency department staff.

You’ll even get our free ebook, The Flight Stuff – a 30 page guide that explains exactly how to get started as a flight nurse or flight paramedic. We want you on board with us, and we figure showing you what the professionals can do is the best way to get started.

Happy Thanksgiving from EMS Flight Safety Network

Happy Thanksgiving from EMS Flight Safety Network

Here is the EMS Flight Safety Network list of 15 things we humbly ask you consider adding to your own “gratitude list” this year.

How To Be An Amazing EMS Mentor

How To Be An Amazing EMS Mentor

If you’re good at what you do, sooner or later the day will come when someone – an employee, co-worker, student or acquaintance – comes to you for advice.

Why EMS Gets No Respect

10 Ways To Earn EMS Respect

—And What To Do About It. What is a life worth? That’s the argument I hear a lot. If I save people’s lives, why don’t I get the same respect as doctors?

7 Things EMS Moms Won’t Tell You

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EMS moms know it can’t always be about taking care of patients… or taking care of kids. Success is about balance.

EMS Concealed Carry Law: 5 Things You Need To Know

EMS Concealed Carry Law: 7 Things You Need To Know

Concealed carry laws have been proposed in Texas, Kansas, Georgia, Florida and New York. And other states are quickly preparing to follow the trend. Here’s what you need to know.

Bad EMS Manager Mistakes That Make Good People Quit

Bad EMS Manager Mistakes That Make Good People Quit

Managers tend to blame their high employee turnover on everything under the sun, while ignoring the truth of the matter. People don’t leave jobs, they leave managers.

How To Become A Flight Nurse

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What’s the best job on a medical helicopter? That’s one of the questions I get asked as director of EMS Flight Safety Network. I always answer the same way. Flight nurse is the best job.

How To Become A Flight Paramedic

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—The Ultimate Guide for EMS, EMTs, and Paramedics Who Want To Fly Air Medical.

Top 10 Reasons Your Best EMS Crews Quit

Why Your Best EMSers Quit Banner

“If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys” ~Sir James Goldsmith. Admit it. You’ve thought about it. Quitting the whole EMS thing. Being home every night. Spending holidays with your family. Going to all your kids’ ball games. Maybe even putting a little extra money in your paycheck, right? If you’re being honest with yourself…you know you’ve thought about getting a “real” job from time to time.

EMS Helicopter Shopping: Dead Wrong

EMS Helicopter Shopping: Dead Wrong

Helicopter shopping is a dirty little secret in Emergency Medical Services (EMS). A taboo event everybody knows happens, but nobody ever talks about. As operators, lets do more than bury our heads in the sand and attend more memorial services. “Poor aircrew (insert name here), if only they knew about the first three weather turn downs….” Together, lets make a concerted effort to never hear those words.

10 Warning Signs of Ambulance Induced Divorce Syndrome (AIDS)

Ambulance (or Aviation) Induced Divorce Syndrome (AIDS)

For years I watched nurses, medics, and EMTs use up so much of themselves helping others, it seemed there was nothing left to take care of themselves. The irony of lifesavers, I suppose. “EMTs, nurses, paramedics and pilots put so much of themselves into saving lives, they unknowingly destroy their own lives in the process.”

An Open Letter To EMS Who Want To Fly

Helicopter on Ramp at EMS Flight Safety Network

An Open Letter To EMS Who Want To Fly. It hurts me to write this. For years, I’ve been the “EMS fly guy.” Not only because I’m good at getting people hired, but because it’s the number one question on the top of every paramedic, pilot and nurse’s mind: “How do I get paid to fly on a trauma helicopter?”

Video: Runaway Fire Engine Almost Hits Burning Pickup Truck

Video: Runaway Fire Engine Almost Hits Burning Pickup Truck

OMAHA, NE — A fire engine from the Irvington Volunteer Fire Department almost collided with a burning truck this past Thursday.