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Kalispell Regional Medical Center

About the Aircraft and Crew

KRMC Emergency Care

Bell 407 Helicopter

  • 41.5’ long
  • 10.9’ high
  • 35’ rotor diameter
  • 5,250 pounds maximum weight
  • Helicopter holds 127 gallons of jet fuel, allowing for an approximately 350 mile round trip without refueling (does not include reserve fuel)
  • Average cruise airspeed is approximately 150 mph
  • Portable and fixed oxygen supply available for patient
  • Able to accommodate isolate for newborn pediatric flights
  • Able to carry one patient with two to three caregivers and one pilot
  • Equipped with Garmin 430 moving map GPS
  • Equipped with SkyTrac satellite tracking system
  • Night vision goggle compatible; aircraft conducts night operations
  • Safety warning systems: helicopter terrain awareness and warning system, traffic collision avoidance system

Crew Members

Nurses
  • Minimum of three to five years experience in emergency department or intensive care unit
  • Additional training in advanced procedures
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Basic Life Support, Neonatal Resuscitation Program and a trauma course certification
Paramedics
  • Minimum of three to five years experience as a full-time paramedic
  • Additional training in advanced procedures
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Neonatal Resuscitation Program and a trauma course certification
Medical Control
  • Online medical control and active medical director of A.L.E.R.T. program
A.L.E.R.T. (Bell 407 Helicopter) pilots
  • Minimum of 3,500 hours rotor wing flying
  • Commercial and instrument certification
Mechanics
  • Dedicated to aircraft 365 days
  • Aircraft factory certified
  • Perform regular preventive maintenance
  • All components inspected, overhauled or replaced based on specified time limits