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Ground Ambulance Service

  • Children's Mercy Critical Care Transport's ground fleet is comprised of state-of-the-art ambulances designed and equipped especially for infants and children.
  • The safety of the patients and crew is a top priority. Safety restraints are utilized on all patients, crew members and riders. The ambulances have a specially designed lock-down system for the isolettes and stretchers.
  • All ambulances are equipped with stereos and DVD players in an effort to provide distraction therapy for the patient throughout the transport.
  • Ground ambulances are operated by Children's Mercy Kansas City.
  • Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Paramedics hold valid Missouri and Kansas driver's licenses and maintain active Missouri and Kansas EMT/ EMT-P licenses.
  • All drivers complete an Emergency Driving Course during their extensive orientation.
  • EMTs and Paramedics complete Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC) and Coaching the Emergency Vehicle Operator course (CEVO II) every two years alternating with driving safety standards training.

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Rotor Wing Service

  • Children's Mercy Critical Care Transport utilizes a dedicated American Eurocopter EC-145 helicopter. It is the only helicopter in the Kansas City region dedicated exclusively to the transport of neonatal and pediatric patients and is based on Children's Mercy's downtown campus rooftop helipad.
  • Rotor wing transports are performed within an approximate 170-mile radius of the Kansas City area.
  • Keeping patients and crew members safe during helicopter transport is a top priority. Night vision goggles are used on every night flight as part of the continuing commitment to provide patients with cutting-edge technology.
  • Additional safety features include Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) configuration with digital autopilot; ground proximity and traffic-warning systems; and moving-map GPS with weather overlays.
  • Rotor wing aircraft is operated by PHi Air Medical, Inc.,  an FAA Part 135 certificate holder, in affiliation with LifeFlight Eagle.

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Fixed Wing Service

  • Children's Mercy Critical Care Transport utilizes a Beechcraft King Air 200 fixed wing aircraft for transports greater than 120 miles from the Kansas City area.
  • The fixed wing aircraft has a custom-designed medical interior capable of transporting two neonatal and pediatric patients.
  • Satellite telephone, Terrain Collision Avoidance System (TCAS),  and GPS tracking systems are utilized on all fixed wing flights.
  • All fixed wing missions are performed with two pilots.
  • Jet services are available and are utilized for international flights.
  • The service is operated by PHI Air Medical, Inc., an FAA Part 135-certificate holder.

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