Air Methods has struck up a partnership with Rico Aviation to expand their critical care reach. The partnership has resulted in the adoption of a new Bell 407 helicopter to provide quality air ambulance service. With rotor wing capabilities, the new helicopter will help Rico Aviation in providing better service to residents in the Texas Panhandle as well as Eastern New Mexico and Southern Colorado.
Texas-based Air Ambulance Service to Create 15 New Jobs
The helicopter air ambulance is based at Dalhart in Texas. Rico Aviation provides the clinical staff including flight paramedics and flight nurses. The Air Methods emergency medical services provide staffing for pilots and mechanics. This base has created 15 new jobs.
The Bell 407 helicopter has been equipped with all the essential supplies to provide critical care just as they would in the intensive care unit of a hospital. This means the helicopter carries everything from oxygen and air resuscitation equipment to heart monitor/defibrillator and suction. It also carries the essentials like IV pump, fluids, ventilators, emergency medications, and specialized monitoring and testing equipment.
Largest Air Ambulance Provider has Catered to 2 Million Patients
Air Methods is currently the largest air ambulance provider in the United States. With almost 40 years of experience in the industry, they have provided valuable air ambulance service to more than 2 million patients. The provider’s reputation and core values are among the reasons why Rico Aviation wanted to partner with Air Methods.
The new helicopter is the fourth among the Rico Aviation fleet. Aside from it, they carry out their operations using two fixed wing air ambulance aircrafts and one charter jet. And they will continue to operate under the same Rico Aviation team that has carried out operations in Amarillo since the past 21 years.