A special celebration was held to recognize the 10th anniversary of LeeFlight air medical service. Crew members, community leaders, and about 100 guests came together at the LeeFlight hangar in Fort Myers for the festivities. LeeFlight is a partnership between Lee County and Air Methods, the nation’s leading provider of air medical services, and is staffed by both Air Methods and Lee County EMS personnel.
“LeeFlight has operated in partnership with Air Methods for the last 10 years, providing safe and fiscally responsible air medical transportation to the Southwest Florida community,” said Lee County Director of Public Safety Ben Abes, who kicked off the event. “The team provides around-the-clock critical care medicine to those who need medical treatment or immediate, life-saving transportation to specialty medical centers around the region. We’re proud to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this partnership and look forward to seeing the program grow with the community in the future.”
While Lee County has provided air medical services for approximately 50 years, they joined forces with Air Methods 10 years ago to form LeeFlight. This partnership has resulted in fast response times, reliable service, and clinical excellence.
LeeFlight serves the people of Southwest Florida with highly trained trauma clinicians, pilots, and mechanics who have years of experience in the field and receive advanced, ongoing training. Every nurse and paramedic has access to Air Methods Ascend, an in-person and online training program that allows clinicians to perform at the top of their licensure.