When was the first air ambulance made?
1947. Following the end of the Second World War, the first civilian air ambulance in North America was established by the Saskatchewan government in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Back in the United States, saw the creation of the Schaefer Air Service, the country’s first air ambulance service.
How many air ambulances are there in the US?
According to the Association of Air Medical Services, more than 550,000 patients in the U.S. use air ambulance services every year. Air ambulance services have grown significantly in recent decades; in 2002 there were approximately 400 dedicated air ambulances, but by 2008 the number had more than doubled to over 800.