Winter Helipad Safety Tips

Here are 10 quick tips on how to keep your helipad in SAFE shape this winter: 1.  Use only UREA or a chemical product that claims no corrosive properties or hazards to the environment, such as the ice-melting agents Sodium Acetate or Potassium Acetate. 2.  DO NOT USE ROCK SALT.  Rock salt is corrosive to…

Quotes on Flight

“The air up there in the clouds is very pure and fine, bracing and delicious. And why shouldn’t it be? —it is the same the angels breathe.” — Mark Twain “Can the magic of flight ever be carried by words? I think not.” — Michael Parfit “The fascination of flight can’t be expressed with words….

Landing Zone Safety and Set-Up

Remote scene safety is important from the very beginning… and that includes securing a safe landing zone (LZ) for our helicopters. Our healthcare partners can arrange for a Landing Zone Lecture, offering continuing education credit, while enhancing safety and familiarity with our helicopter. Note: Multiple department/agency lectures are encouraged. Click here to request a Landing Zone Lecture…

Tom Allenstein: MedFlight’s CEO

  Say hello to Tom Allenstein, the President/CEO of MedFlight.  For the past 11 years, Tom has been the Chief Clinical Officer and Chief Operating Officer at MedFlight, and, since January 2015, has also filled the role of President/CEO. Prior to his career at MedFlight, Tom held a leadership role for the transportation program at…

Safe Trick-or-Treat Tips for Halloween

Swords, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible. Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult. Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you. Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat. Hold a…

Hunt Smart. Hunt Safe.

Hunting season is upon us in Ohio, and our friends at Ohio-based G2 Outdoors provided some safe hunting tips for the enthusiast in your family. Off Target, Off Trigger When gun hunting, the rule should be “Off Target, Off Trigger” to prevent accidental and negligent discharge of the weapon.  Always point the muzzle at the ground…

MedFlight: 20 Years and Counting!

By Tom Allenstein, President and Chief Executive Officer This past April marked MedFlight’s 20th anniversary of serving Ohio!  Entering this milestone gives us a time to reflect on all that has been accomplished since our two founding helicopter organizations, OSU SkyMed and GrantLifeFlight, merged in 1995. Since that merger, we have seen expansion, contraction and…

Calling All Former Patients…

On April 20th, 2015, MedFlight will celebrate our 20th year of service to Ohio!  We would like our former patients and their families to be part of the “thank you” to our dedicated medical crews by sharing your testimony and story with them.  Your story will be shared at our ceremony on April 18th to the flight teams…

MedFlight Awarded $2,500 Grant from Crawford County

MedFlight is honored to be awarded a $2,500 grant from the Community Foundation of Crawford County.  The funds will be specifically used in supporting clinical education to Crawford County emergency care providers. MedFlight is proud to be part of Crawford County community with our 24-hour helicopter in-service for county residents, and through additional value-added services…

MedFlight named 2014 “Program of the Year”

MedFlight named 2014 “Program of the Year” Columbus, OH – MedFlight, who provides air and ground critical-care transportation across Ohio, was recently named ‘Program of the Year’ by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) at the Air Medical Transport Conference in Nashville, TN. The ‘Program of the Year’ award recognizes an emergency medical program…

Welcome to the MedFlightOhio Blog!

It’s a new year!  We’re excited to start this venture to compliment our online presence, and we hope you like our new blog! It’s going to be a great way to go into more detail about projects we have going on, happenings with us around the state, and much, much more.  This industry is 24/7…