By land or by air, LifeFlight adds to Maine’s first responder system

Ellsworth American — Sometimes minutes matter. In fact, in critical and emergency situations minutes can be the difference between life and death.

The state of Maine encompasses more than 35,000 square miles. At 320 miles long and 210 miles wide, the sheer size and remote nature of the state, makes it a challenge to quickly reach all of its citizens and visitors.

Maine has a robust system of first responders who manage emergency situations at all levels. And among these is LifeFlight of Maine, a nonprofit emergency medical service that can, at times, defy time and space.

Working with local EMS professionals and hospital staff, LifeFlight transports more than 2,500 patients each year with helicopters, a fixed-wing airplane and dedicated ground ambulances.

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