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When faced with a medical emergency abroad, securing an air ambulance for repatriation can be a daunting and expensive endeavor. Insurance companies may refuse to cover these costs for several reasons. One common issue is the...
Speed, combined with the high level of care provided by air ambulance services, make them an indispensable resource in the management of severe burn injuries.

Do emergency medical vehicles or aircraft have to permitted before operating them in Florida?

Yes, vehicles and aircraft must be permitted under your service license before operating them.   Vehicles are permitted either at the Basic Life Support (BLS)...

Who needs an air ambulance service license in Florida?

Every person, firm, corporation, association or governmental entity owning or acting as an agent for the owner of any business or service which furnishes, operates, conducts, maintains, advertises, engages in, proposes to engage in or professes to engage in the business or service of transporting by air ambulance, must be licensed as an air ambulance service, before offering such service to the public.

What are Trauma Transport Protocols in Florida?

Trauma Transport Protocols (TTP) describe the procedures used by the emergency medical services prehospital provider for dispatch of vehicles, assessment of the extent and...

What are the requirements for an air ambulance service license in Florida?

The paper work requirements are listed on the application for AIR ambulance licensure, "Air Ambulance Service Provider Licensure Application", DOH Form 1575.  Click on the...

Who needs a Basic Life Support (BLS) or Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulance service license in Florida?

Every person, firm, corporation, association or governmental entity owning or acting as an agent for the owner of any business or service which furnishes,...

What are the requirements for an ambulance driver in Florida?

An ambulance driver must meet the following requirements: Is at least 18 years of age; certifies under oath that he or she is not addicted to...

What are the law and rules governing Emergency Medical Services in Florida?

Chapter 401, Florida Statutes and Chapter 64J-1, Florida Administrative Code, are the law and rules, respectively, that governs Florida Emergency Medical Services. Chapter 401, Florida...

What is the required staffing for BLS and ALS vehicles and air ambulances in Florida?

BLS vehicles are required to have at a minimum an emergency medical technician (EMT) attending the patient and a driver meeting the requirements in Section...

Can and unpermitted vehicle or aircraft be substituted for a permitted one while the permitted vehicle or aircraft us undergoing maintenance in Florida

Yes, when it is necessary for a permitted vehicle/aircraft to be out of service for routine maintenance or repairs, a substitute vehicle/aircraft meeting the...

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