Welcome To Cal-AAMS
California Association of Air Medical Services


Safety Summit 2020 ( postponed until possibly 2022 )
Due to the Covid 19 ( SARS-CoV-2 ) pandemic restrictions have prevented Cal-AAMS from conducting the annual Safety Summit for our membership, staff, and partners, however, since your safety is our primary reason for existence, we are happy to be able to bring a series of safety presentations here to our website. We hope they prove valuable, and we would ask for your feedback as well to info@calaams.org



988 is meant to serve people who have a mental health crisis,
of any kind, not limited to those who have suicidal ideations.


988: Suicide prevention hotline is taking calls at this new number

988 connects callers to a network of trained counselors The 988 lifeline will connect people to the existing network of more than 200 local crisis call centers around the country. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's 10-digit number — 1-800-273-8255 — will remain active, but calls will be routed to 988.




988 Is the New National Mental Health Hotline


"People who call or text the number will be connected to a trained counselor at a crisis center closest to them. If a local crisis center is too busy to respond right away, the call gets routed to one of 16 backup centers around the country. For the vast majority of people who call the current National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the call itself is an effective intervention — This three-digit 988 number will hopefully be easier for people to remember



Safe Helicopter Operations In The Low Level Wire Environment

 By permission from: Utilities Aviation Specialists


What We Do Utilities / Aviation Specialist’s Inc. (UAS) is a unique group of aviation safety practitioners who provide safety auditing, specialized training, installation of safety management systems, and technical aviation consulting to industries that employ helicopters in their daily operations. We provide mission-specific expertise in specialized applications which require skill sets above those found in most routine transport operations.

UAS Training Courses We offer specialized aviation safety training classes to flight crews around the world. Much of the specialized training that we provide is required for low level flight crews by various companies or industries throughout the world.




Making Your HAA Infrastructure Relevant


Presentation Detail:
This video session will provide attendees with easy to understand hands on information on how to make their Helicopter Air Ambulance ( HAA ) infrastructure networks, i.e. heliports, helistops and landing zones, relevant, identifiable and searchable in the U.S. Federal System.


A 2019 NASA Safety report ( ACN:1599969 ) indicated that there were upwards of 2,000 hospital heliports in the U.S. that were not listed in the Federal Aviation Administration airport master record database and many of those that were, were woefully inaccurate, out of date and incorrectly located. To help prevent drone incursions, protect heliport airspace and lower risk, heliport must first be accurately identified and listed in the federal aviation system. This video will teach you how to do that...


About:
Mr. Rex Alexander President Five-Alpha LLC A 40-year veteran of military, general and commercial aviation, Rex is the co-founder and president of Five-Alpha (5α) LLC, a globally recognized aeronautical consultancy specialized in helicopter and powered lift infrastructure development, safety, and education. He currently serves as Infrastructure Advisor to the Vertical Flight Society, is Co-chair of the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team’s (USHST) Infrastructure Working Group and is a committee member on the National Fire Protection (NFPA) 418, Standard for Heliports.


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CalAAMS is built on the idea that representation from a variety of medical transport services and businesses
can be brought together to share information, collectively resolve problems and provide leadership in the medical transport community.

Established in 2005, the California Association of Air Medical Services is a chapter of AAMS, the Association of Air Medical Services, an international association which serves providers of air and surface medical transport systems.

Built on the idea that representation from a variety of medical transport services and businesses can be brought together to share information, collectively resolve problems and provide leadership in the medical transport community, the association, a voluntary non-profit organization, encourages and supports its members in maintaining a standard of performance reflecting safe operations and efficient, high quality patient care.

About

Established in 2005, the California Association of Air Medical Services is a chapter of AAMS, the Association of Air Medical Services, an international association which serves providers of air and surface medical transport systems.

Mission

To provide a forum for the providers involved with the air medical industry. Our goal is to promote the highest level of industry safety and commitment to delivering excellence in clinical care while transporting the critically ill or injured.

Vision

AAMS represents a unified voice for the entire air medical and critical care medical transport community. Through common effort, we will improve the health outcomes of the populations we serve.

Cal-AAMS
Air Medical Responders

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Cal-AAMS encourages and supports its members in maintaining a standard of excellence and performance reflecting safe operations
and efficient, high quality patient care while transporting the critically ill or injured.

Reference & Resources

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