2 dead, dozens hurt in I-37 bus crash
CAMPBELLTON - As emergency responders arrived at a deadly bus crash Tuesday morning, bloodied passengers struggled to free themselves from the hulking wreckage strewn across the median of Interstate 37 in Atascosa County. Read more.
AirLIFE educator presents at National EMS Conference
On Oct. 28 at the EMS Expo conference, Scotty Bolleter, BS, EMT-P, the director of education for San Antonio AirLIFE, returned to the national stage with a keynote lecture, "In Search of the Hunter Caregiver." Read more.
AirLIFE makes a move north
SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio’s AirLIFE is making a big move. The air ambulance is shifting its base of operations from downtown Baptist Medical Center on Dallas Street to North Central Baptist Hospital in Stone Oak. Read more and Watch video
AirLife Has Perfect Safety Record
SAN ANTONIO -- Last year, 13 medical helicopter crashes resulted in 29 deaths, a number higher than any other year on record, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. As a result, the NTSB held public hearings that included the president of San Antonio's AirLife, whose company's perfect safety record stands tall among its counterparts. Read more | Watch video
San Antonio AirLIFE honored as top EMS air medical program in Texas
San Antonio AirLIFE was named 2008 Texas’ EMS Air Medical Service of the year at the 23rd Annual Texas EMS Conference in Ft. Worth on November 24. The award, presented by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) EMS division, honors the EMS air medical service that demonstrates the highest standards in providing patient care to the citizens of Texas.
San Antonio AirLIFE recognized for 10 year commitment to local drinking and driving education program
SAN ANTONIO (January 2008) — The South Texas Injury Prevention and Research Center (STIPRC), a community-focused injury prevention center at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), along with the Circles of San Antonio Community Coalition, and the Bexar County DWI Task Force recently awarded San Antonio AirLIFE with a
Helicopter medics keep Seguin safe
6/24/07 - GUADALUPE COUNTY — Any time of the day, emergency first responders can be called to the scene of a major auto collision. A paramedic on the ground can tell within seconds there are life-threatening injuries, and there is precious little time to spare. Read more...
Air Force trauma specialists train civilian counterparts
2/15/2007 - LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNEWS) -- Air Force trauma specialists here are training civilian medical personnel on emergency airway management skills.
The training, held Feb. 7 at Wilford Hall Medical Center here, was the first under a new agreement signed by the 59th Medical Wing Trauma Department and San Antonio AirLIFE.
San Antonio AirLIFE Receives National Accreditation
(SAN ANTONIO - MAY 15, 2006) San Antonio AirLIFE is among an elite group of emergency transport services in the U.S. to earn re-accreditation from the Commission of Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS). This prestigious accreditation represents the highest standards possible for transport services.
"We are pleased and excited with the outcome of the accreditation survey. It represents a comprehensive comparison to a set of national benchmarks and standards." said Dr. Wayne Hilliard, AirLIFE President and CEO. "The three year accreditation awarded to AirLIFE speaks volumes for the quality of the staff and program." Read more...
"Angel in the Sky": San Antonio AirLIFE !
OK, I must confess that I was an ardent fan of the TV show called "Whirlybirds" that ran from 1957 to 1959. I also played on my swing set under the flight pattern of Brooks Air Force Base. So I am enamored with flight!
Little did I know that I would serve on Commissioner's Court and have a small role in supporting Bexar County's and the Baptist System's very own "Angel in the Sky": the University Health System's San Antonio AirLIFE. That's why I take special pride in the action recently taken relative to the San Antonio AirLIFE. On January 6 of this year, a couple of signatures on some papers means that if you are ever critically injured or ill, the speed and skill your life may depend on will be readily available well into the future. The action taken was the signing of purchase contracts with Bell Helicopter to for three new Bell 430 medically-configured helicopters to replace the current fleet of Bell 430s. Read more...
New AirLIFE helicopters will save time, money
San Antonio AirLIFE is getting an upgrade, a brand new fleet of helicopters.
And for those in need during an emergency, it could mean faster help.
Three new helicopters worth $18 million will make up the new fleet.
The air ambulances are designed to be cheaper, safer and faster.
They are angels of mercy, highly trained pilots and medical crews who fly around San Antonio and surrounding counties helping to save lives. But the helicopters in use at Baptist and University hospitals are aging, and it's time for an AirLIFE upgrade. Read more...