Maine’s Emergency Care System
At the heart of EMS is one of the most profound promises one person can make to someone in need with a medical emergency… ”If you call us, we will come.” 24/7/365. In Maine, a 911 operator picks up a the phone and tones an EMS crew once every two minutes. That tone starts in motion a complex system comprised of paid, call, and volunteer EMS clinicians responding to the their neighbors in need. But the emergency care system we ALL rely on is increasingly fragile, especially for our rural EMS agencies and hospital emergency departments.
LifeFlight welcomes new aircraft as part of a fleet upgrade and standardization project
LifeFlight recently purchased two new, state-of-the-art helicopters to transport critically ill and injured patients in Maine. The Agusta 109 SP model aircraft have a greater weight carrying capacity, more workspace for patient care, and can fly faster than our older aircraft. The new helicopters, tail numbers N901LF and N901XM, are part of a larger project to upgrade and standardize LifeFlight’s frontline fleet of helicopters.
Public Notice of Virtual Community Engagement Workshop
LifeFlight of Maine, recognized nationally and internationally for safety, quality and innovation, is engaged in a comprehensive private/public project to improve aviation medicine through the establishment of performance-based navigation instrument flight routes. To inform and engage the community, LifeFlight will hold two online community workshops: Tuesday November 17th and Thursday November 19th at 6:30pm.
LifeFlight Foundation announces new executive director
The LifeFlight Foundation has selected Maine native Kate O’Halloran to serve as its new executive director. Thomas Judge, founder of LifeFlight of Maine and the LifeFlight Foundation, has served as the Foundation’s executive director since 2003 and will work closely with O’Halloran in his ongoing role as executive director of LifeFlight of Maine.
LifeFlight Foundation one of thousands of nonprofits affected by software security event
The LifeFlight Foundation has learned that it is one of thousands of nonprofit organizations, including many in Maine, to be affected by a security event at Blackbaud, the company that hosts our fundraising databases. Blackbaud has advised that the cybercriminals who attacked Blackbaud did not gain access to any credit card, bank account, or social security numbers.