Life Link III has been named the 2017 recipient of the Vision Zero Aviation Safety award by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), the company said.
This award, sponsored by Airbus, recognizes an air medical program that has demonstrated a commitment to aviation safety, spotlights specific safety initiatives and encourages the sharing of ideas so others in the industry may benefit from them.
This Vision Zero Aviation Safety award was presented to Life Link III in recognition of their hospital helipad safety training video. Life Link III continually reviews safety processes and procedures and recently identified a need for a standardized hospital helipad safety training.
In 2017, Life Link III completed production of a hospital helipad safety training video, intended to educate hospital staff who assist with patient transports or maintain the helipad area. This safety training video features transport best practices that demonstrate how flight crews and hospital staff can partner to provide the safest experience possible.
Life Link III operates seven helicopter bases that include Alexandria, Blaine, Brainerd, Cloquet, Hibbing, and Willmar, Minnesota, and Rice Lake, Wisconsin. Life Link III´s helicopter and airplane services provide on-scene emergency response and inter-facility transport for patients requiring critical care.