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Above: Upland, California Fire Department pilot flys another mission Below: A REACH EC135 and an AgustaWestland 109A at their hanger in Santa Rosa, California


REACH, ORIGINALLY AN ACRONYM FOR “REDWOOD EMPIRE AIR CARE HELICOPTER” IS STILL HEADQUARTERED IN SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA.


months. To date, REACH has performed more than 55,000 air ambulance missions. REACH’s leadership team is seasoned with


industry expertise, passion and dedication to its mission.


Jim Adams, chief executive officer, has


been at the helm of REACH since 2001, following Dr. McDonald’s untimely death in late 2000.


BUILT ON A SOLID FOUNDATION In order to represent REACH, each nurse,


paramedic, pilot and aircraft maintenance techni- cian must share Dr. McDonald’s passion to do right for patients. Each recruit is indoctrinated through a rigorous, unprecedented REACH Training Academy.


Best-of-the-best new-hires attend all- day classes for up to four weeks. Clinical protocols, DECEMBER 2011 14


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