In 1988, the LIFE FORCE program was launched at Erlanger Health System. In the first year, the program exceeded business forecasts by 50%. Since that time, five additional bases have been added to include: Sparta, TN, Calhoun, GA, Blue Ridge, GA, Winchester, TN, and Andrews, NC. The LIFE FORCE fleet consists of four twin engine IFR aircraft and two single engine VFR aircraft and the program possesses a record of aviation excellence and safety. The LIFE FORCE program is accredited by CAMTS and meets all state requirements. By providing the medical capabilities listed below, LIFE FORCE, the highest quality transport service, is able to bring advanced critical care to each patient transported no matter the destination - LIFE FORCE transports to any appropriate facility. 

  • Airway management with video laryngoscopy and survival airway capabilities.
  • Point-of-care testing via iSTAT
  • Blood and liquid plasma administration
  • In-line fluid and blood warmers
  • Multi-channel infusion pumps
  • Arterial line placement
  • Central venous line placement
  • Hemodynamic monitoring
  • Chest tube placement
  • Mechanical ventilation - bedside to bedside
  • Monitoring for high risk OB patients
  • Dedicated neonatal transport team
  • Ultrasound
  • Cardiac patients direct admit to cath lab
  • Cardiac assist device transport capabilities
  • Crofab / anti-venin