Flight For Life, established in 1972, was the first hospital-based air ambulance program in the United States. Part of the Centura Health Network and based out of St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood, Flight for Life serves the entire Rocky Mountain Region.
Flight For Life Colorado, operating out of Denver, Colorado Springs, Frisco, Pueblo, and Durango, is part of the critical care transport services of Centura Health.
Since 1993, Flight For Life Colorado has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems and was the first in Colorado to achieve the designation of Critical Care Transport System.
Rotor wing equipment is leased from Air Methods, Inc. while fixed-wing aircraft is leased from and operated by Mayo Aviation based out of the Centennial Airport. Flight for Life Colorado is dispatched by the St. Anthony Communications Center located at St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood.
In 1972, St. Anthony Hospital joined in with the Bancroft Fire Protection District to start operating the department’s own ambulance transport service and again partnered in 1973 to utilize the new helicopter “Chopper 7”.
Lifeguard 1 – Lakewood
Lifeguard 2 – Frisco
Lifeguard 3 – Colorado Springs
Lifeguard 4 – Pueblo
Lifeguard 5 – Durango
Fixed Wing Base – Centennial Airport
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