LifeFlight of Maine Needs New Aircraft

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 year ago

LifeFlight of Maine is fundraising for a new aircraft. LifeFlight has transported nearly 16,000 patients since it began, and now they need another chopper and airplane to meet an increasing demand. LifeFlight is not just a quick way to transport the sick or injured. Crew members say they are more like a flying hospital. “Most people’s initial impression of a helicopter is mostly for speed and accessing some mountain top or something and agreed that is a big part of what a helicopter does provide, but more than anything LifeFlight is a set of skills,” says Flight Paramedic Jon Tierney.”There have been multiple times where both of our aircraft have already been out and a call comes in and we’re not able to get there,” says Flight Nurse Missy McCann. Inside a LifeFlight helicopter, paramedics can administer ventilators, blood, and several kinds of medicine.The cost for the two aircrafts is more than 10 million dollars. To learn more about LifeFlight’s capital campaign, visit www.lifeflightmaine.org.


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