Guardian Air, a division of Flagstaff Medical Center, is an emergency air ambulance company. We provide 24 hour, seven day a week helicopter and fixed-wing service to the state of Arizona, the Southwest region and the Native American Nations.
Guardian Air believes that each flight mission is as individual as the patient. As patient care providers, we work cooperatively with other departments and facilities to deliver optimal patient care.
The medical flight team includes registered nurses, respiratory therapists and paramedics who are under the direction of four licensed medical directors. Crewmembers are required to maintain certifications to be prepared to respond to on-scene and hospital-to-hospital transports around the clock. The team is cross-trained to provide specialty care for adult, pediatric, maternal and neonatal patients, and are skilled in the management of advanced airway ventilators, intra-aortic balloon pumps and isolettes.
Guardian Air operates a dedicated 800 telephone line for physicians and/or referring parties to request transport services. A communication specialist/transport coordinator is available at all times to initiate a mission, serve as mission control, broadcast information, coordinate transports and follow flights through Outerlink and Skyconnect software.
One pressurized fixed-wing aircraft and four emergency medical service helicopters equipped with night vision goggles provide facility-to-facility transports and on-scene response throughout Arizona, as well as mid-range transports to various regions of the U.S.
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Guardian Air public education efforts include:
- Community outreach programs
- Scene landing zone safety education
- Clinical outreach programs to hospitals and community agencies
Aircraft operated by Air Methods, Inc.
Guardian Air is CAMTS accredited.