In-Air Standby for HEMS with Joseph Uridil

For a couple of months now, air ambulance operator Air Methods, of Greenwood Village, Colorado, has had a new response policy in place.

Air Methods helicopters, which operate from bases in 48 states around the U.S., has been launching sooner on EMS calls.

The goal is to have them standing by in the air instead of on the ground, so patients get transported faster.

The new procedure has been a success so far.

Here to explain the policy, and the results, is Joseph Uridil, the Air Methods clinical base supervisor for Native Air in Arizona.

Download an Air Methods fact sheet.









Trivia question:

What style of construction are you likely seeing if there are windows above one another on each floor?


If the windows are above one another on each floor, it’s probably due to continuously-running vertical frames, and that means balloon construction.