LifeFlight News

LifeFlight of Maine mourns the loss of friend and benefactor Linda Bean

LifeFlight of Maine mourns the loss of our friend and benefactor Linda Bean. “Linda was unique and irreplaceable. Her support of LifeFlight and healthcare access overall was emblematic of her deep affection for the people of Maine,” noted Tom Judge, founding executive director of LifeFlight. “She was a woman of action, who led and inspired […]

The Work on the Ground that Keeps Us in the Air

This story appeared in the Spring 2024 issue of Dispatches. “Helicopters defy the laws of physics.” Carlos Marrero was attempting to explain in layman’s terms what it takes to keep a LifeFlight of Maine helicopter safely in the air. “There are so many moving parts and vibrations in a helicopter. They need to be maintained often.” […]

Welcome to LifeFlight 2024!

This story appeared in the Spring 2024 issue of Dispatches. Dear Friends, An age-old tradition as the clock strikes midnight on the morning of January 1 is to think of resolutions, like improving our health, doing good for others, or seeing a new corner of the world. At LifeFlight of Maine, we made some resolutions […]

From Maine to Boston, Via New Hampshire: Mel Morse’s LifeFlight Story

This story appeared in the Spring 2024 issue of “Dispatches.” In an emergency, a strong and well-designed system saves lives. Much of the work happens behind the scenes long before an emergency call comes in, coordinating among services — EMS, fire, police, hospitals, and 911 dispatchers — so that when the need does arise, the necessary […]

LifeFlight Lands on Campus at Bates College for Public Safety Awareness Day

It was sunny and unseasonably warm for a Saturday morning in February when LifeFlight landed a helicopter on campus at Bates College. When flight paramedic and Bates alumna Jillian Sheltra (class of 2019) stepped out of the aircraft, more than one hundred students, faculty, staff, first responders, and members of the community cheered. Bates invited […]