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EMS Pilot Math Made Easy

EMS Pilot Math Made Easy

— A simple calculation for how long until the EMS helicopter to arrive. If you love math and solve complex word problems to relax, this article is NOT for you. If math is a four letter word you sometimes use with other more colorful four letter words, then keep reading.
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Drones Deliver Defibrillators to Cardiac Arrest Patients

Drone Days of Summer

New rules start today. Commercial flyers will need a remote pilot certificate and a Transportation Security Administration background check. The drone can’t weigh more than 55 pounds, fly higher than 400 feet, and must remain visible at all times.

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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.

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