For 39 years, Care Flight has provided 24/7 air ambulance service throughout the region. Care Flight has helped establish modern safety standards across the industry.
Care Flight crews are highly-trained and specialized professionals comprised of a Certified Flight Nurse (CFRN) and a Critical Care Paramedic (CCEMT-P).
The “Three to say go, one to say no” protocol is a best practice among air ambulance providers and empowers any member of the flight team, for any reason, to raise a safety concern.
Our rotor-wing service area covers approximately 50,000 square miles of California and Nevada, and 11 states across the western United States with our new fixed-wing program. Between our five bases and fleet of four helicopters, one airplane and one Critical Care Ground Transport, we can respond to most areas of the region in under one hour and navigate rural, suburban and complex alpine terrain, regardless of weather conditions.
Care Flight operates four helicopters — built in the United States and certified at the Airbus Helicopter facility in Mississippi. With a range of approximately 300 statute miles and a maximum speed of nearly 150mph, Care Flight can respond to most areas of the region in under one hour.
Care Flight’s fixed-wing program provides 24/7 access to critical care transportation in time-sensitive situations, regardless of distance or weather, and of injury or illness. The plane is ideally suited for high-altitude, alpine flights and has a high-lift wing for exceptional short-field takeoff and landing performance - ideal for smaller airports. The pressurized cabin is configured to accommodate a patient, the two-person medical crew and a pilot.
Critical Care Ground Transport service provides the same high-quality care, specialized equipment and advanced medical protocols that our air transport teams are known for. Based in Reno, our Critical Care Ground Transport is available for transports throughout northern Nevada and California. This option provides an ideal solution for critical patient transport if transport is not time-sensitive or if air resources are not appropriate or available.