Life Guard Alaska is provided by Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage and is the largest medevac program in the state in terms of the number of aircraft and staff, the volume of service calls and in training.
In 1982, Evergreen formed Alaska Medevac Systems, based in Anchorage.
Alaska Regional Hospital has served Alaska with medevac service since 1985, the first in the state to meet the national medevac trends for utilizing flight teams comprised of registered nurses and certified paramedics.
If two medevacs are needed at the same time, our folks might have to wait," said Hansen.
Harbour works for Aeromed International, a new medevac service dedicated primarily to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta and its 22,000 Native residents.
The wheels of the medevac are set in motion by a village community health aid who reports the injury or illness to Bethel.
The health center has an emergency room, with medevac support for accident and trauma victims, three birthing rooms, a laboratory, a radiology department and an outpatient area for counseling, dental and eye care.
In cases of serious injury or illnesses, it is sometimes necessary to medevac patients to the Alaska Native Medical Center or other hospitals in Anchorage.
Last year, Cladouhos said NSRH's medevac unit flew 300 missions.