Founded for a cause, not for a profit.

Since 1949 we’ve been working to save lives and foster healthy communities in Southern Oregon and Northern California.

Community Outreach

Mercy Flights actively works to create safe and clinically excellent prehospital care for everyone in our community. To maximize the pursuit of this goal, we are often found providing continuing medical education and safety training for our first response partners and community members.

Clinical Training

Mercy Flights operates an American Health Association (AHA) Training Site under the guidance of The Resuscitation Group National Training Center. In this role, our agency provides AHA training in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Basic Life Support (BLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). We also offer the NAEMT class for Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) for area responders.  Mercy Flights also partners with local the local Area Trauma Advisory Board (ATAB) for Stop the Bleed training.

In addition to training provided for responders, Mercy Flights serves community members by providing ongoing CPR and First Aid courses for many different organizations and programs. These classes are facilitated through our Mercy Flights Explorer program which offers experience to high school aged students pursuing careers in health care.

Mercy Flights is also proud to host nationally recognized training programs through IAMED and ASTNA which provides training programs such as the Flight Medical Provider Course and the Transport Professionals Advanced Trauma Care.

Safety Training

Mercy Flights offers area training to improve safe operations in emergency situations that require the use of our helicopter for transport. This training is provided to agencies throughout Southern Oregon and Northern California who utilize our aircraft. The training provides educational opportunities regarding the use of air medical resources, the level of care provided by our Flight Team, and response information for the areas we serve. During this outreach, providers are given hands on training to establish and control safe landing zones, patient packaging and loading procedures.

If you or your agencies are interested in participating in any of our clinical or safety education please contact Mercy Flights.

Mobile Integrated Healthcare

Our Mobile Integrated Healthcare Program fosters healthier communities by emphasizing the importance of providing the right care, at the right time, in the right place, and at the right cost.

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Community activities

  • Career Days: Middle and high schools in Jackson and Josephine County.
  • Partnership with South Medford Medical Pathways Club:  Includes the Bulldogs to Raiders program for minority students in the county.
  • Explorer Post: Open to all high school age students in southern Oregon.
  • Internship opportunities for Community Colleges: Throughout Southern Oregon and Northern California. The training department also visits colleges throughout the state to introduce students to career opportunities at Mercy Flights.
  • Annual holiday giving: Activities such as Fill the Ambulance.

Listen to our CEO chat about our community programs in a recent radio broadcast.