Over thirty-one years ago, a group of Adirondack North Country medical, business and political professionals sat down to create an air medical service that could meet the diverse needs of this geographically challenging region. The goal was to make it a service that excelled at the diverse air medical transport and rescue needs of the Adirondack North Country while making it affordable and accessible. The result was the North Country Life Flight Air Medical Rescue Team—a team that has made a difference ever since its first flight in 1989.
Flying above the East's last frontier, Life Flight makes available the medical skills and equipment necessary to care for the most seriously ill and injured patients in the region. These patients are flown from accident scenes, remote locations, communities and North Country hospitals to appropriate specialty care centers.
Assisting with this mission is an impressive group of highly skilled, nationally certified air medical professionals, who selflessly bring their critical care expertise and experience to patients across northern New York in their most desperate times of need. Covering a territory that spans from Lake Champlain to Lake Ontario and the Canadian border to south of the Adirondack Park, this impressive crew stands ready to respond at a moment's notice. You may not see them as they fly overhead, but their impact is felt from one end of this territory to the other.