Serving the Rocky Mountain Region and More
AIRLIFE serves a ten-state region including Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Kansas, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Texas and South Dakota. Helicopter transports achieve a 150-mile radius from our various bases, while fixed wing aircraft enable AirLife crews to transport up to a 500-miles. Air ambulance licensure is maintained in both Colorado and Wyoming, which are home to our operational and crew bases. With over 3,000 transports a year, AIRLIFE is one of the largest and busiest air medical programs in the region providing emergency air and ground transport 24 hours a day. AIRLIFE Denver currently has operational bases throughout the greater Denver Colorado region at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree, Frederick-Firestone Fire Station in Frederick, Lincoln Community Hospital in Hugo, Medical Center of Aurora-North and at the Cheyenne Medical Center in Cheyenne Wyoming and Medical Center of Aurora-North.
AIRLIFE made its maiden flight on May 9, 1983 to Durango, Colorado in a Bell 206 Long Ranger helicopter. In its first year of service, AirLife completed 207 missions. The following year, 1984, was also a significant year for AIRLIFE as a second helicopter and a plane were added to the service. The high risk OB team was started and the AIRLIFE communications center began operations. The first Double "Chopper Go" occurred on July 4, 1984 in response to a motor vehicle accident. In 1985 AIRLIFE flew their first international mission to Mexico to transport a Denver native with congestive heart failure back home. By 1986 AIRLIFE had completed 2000 missions. In 1989 the Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump team was established. The neonatal team was added in 1991 and pediatric transport services were enhanced in 1992. In 1997 AIRLIFE put two new Bell 407 helicopters into service. May of 2012 our Cheyenne, WY base was opened at the Cheyenne Medical Center. In 2015 our Hugo, CO helicopter base located at Lincoln Community Hospital was opened. Since 1983, AIRLIFE has completed over 62,000 missions and reached 33 years of excellent medical transport service to the Rocky Mountains and surrounding regions.