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Above: Patient care and safety are the cornerstone of REACH’s philosophy.

offered in Eurocopter’s EC135, with advanced avionics and engine controls, offering the optimum of safety and reli- ability.

Recognized as one of the preemi-

nent modification shops in the industry, REACH's team of FAA-licensed AMTs ensure their fleet is maintained to the highest maintenance and safety stan- dards. REACH's AMTs have taken great strides in customizing the aircraft cock- pits and patient care cabins to better accommodate the needs and safety requirements of both patients and crew during critical care transports. They provide state-of-the-science service to facilitate the safe and efficient transfer of patients in critical situations. “When I'm flying a REACH aircraft

I know I have the best safety program, the newest technology, enthusiastic sup- port from maintenance, a progressive management team, and highly trained



The utmost extension of patient

care is safety. REACH leads the way by being among the first in the develop- ment of proprietary GPS routes to hos- pitals, use of night vision goggles, ter- rain awareness systems and a highly evolved web-based risk assessment tool. Recently, REACH has been recognized as a leader in promoting a safety culture through a special invitation extended by the FAA to REACH CEO Jim Adams to present at an upcoming FAA-sponsored Safety Management System conference


medical crew members all in my cor- ner,” said Dennis Smith, REACH pilot. “It's the best feeling I've ever had in my flying career,” Smith added.

with industry leaders in attendance. REACH is safety conscious.


State of the Industry HEMS Risk Assessment Tool is designed to prevent aircrews from accepting flights that would otherwise be considered accept- able per FAA regulations and REACH company policy, but are prohibitively hazardous due to the presence of multi- ple, cumulative and compounding risk factors.

REACH has been accepted into the

Federal Aviation Administration’s SMS Pilot Program; working together to fully integrate the four pillars of safety man- agement – safety policy and objectives, safety risk management, safety assur- ance and safety promotion – through- out all operations at REACH. REACH’s positive safety culture has

five components – reporting, just, informed, learning and flexibility – which are fully embraced. Employees

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