Life in a flying emergency room

From the Tribune:

MedFlight by the numbers

18 — average number of MedFlight responses a month

310 — number of flights completed in 2015

2,455 — number of patients transported between Jan. 1, 2006, and Dec. 31, 2015

50 miles — the region that MedFlight typically covers, though they often transport someone as far as Indianapolis, Chicago or Kalamazoo.

50 minutes — the amount of time it takes the helicopter to travel the 132 miles to Indianapolis

19 crew members — MedFlight has four pilots and two mechanics. It also has seven paramedics and six nurses, all with a minimum of 10 years experience in their field.

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