Where did the idea of an air ambulance come from?
1918. During the Great War, the first true Air Ambulance flight was made when a Serbian officer was flown from the battlefield to hospital by a plane of the French Air 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.
When was the first paramedic?
1969—The Miami Fire Department starts the nation’s first paramedic program under Dr. Eugene Nagel.