Flight Paramedic Frank McClellan, FP-C, CCEMT-P, WEMT-P, spent much of his medical career in New Mexico, though growing up he lived all over the world. Medical aviation seems to be in his blood, with a father who was an Air Force pilot and a mother who worked for the Red Cross. He went to school to become an auto mechanic, but after a stint volunteering in a crisis center in Tampa, Florida, he discovered he handled high stress situations well, so he decided to become a paramedic.
Frank has over 20 years of experience as an emergency medical provider. In New Mexico, he worked as an ambulance paramedic and firefighter paramedic before taking to the skies for a helicopter emergency medical service in Albuquerque. Eventually, he began looking for an opportunity at LifeFlight of Maine. With family ties in New England, and a love for the Maine outdoors, Lifeflight was the perfect fit.
If you ask Frank why he chooses to care for the most critically ill and injured patients in Maine, he’ll tell you, “I got lucky and found what I was put here on earth to do. I don’t know how else to explain it.”
At LifeFlight, Frank serves on the performance improvement and clinical practice committee, human patient simulator, and brings a special interest in safety management to the organization.
Frank’s personal interests include beekeeping, fly fishing, hiking, vert. skateboarding and above all, spending time with his wife and two children.