LifeLine HEMS at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

After the race finished on Sunday, Emily and I took the time to head over to the EMS area of the infield. For those of you who aren’t familiar with race EMS coverage at Indy it is pretty impressive. This includes an aircraft parked for medical evacuation, a small hospital (I believe 17 beds) and multiple ambulances (I counted 6-8) plus fire had a few vehicles there as well.

I just want to send Lisa, an FRN for LifeLine, a huge thank you for the impromptu tour and swag. It doesn’t matter how long I have been a flight nurse, I still love to talk to nurses from other programs. One of their pilots (I’m sorry I don’t remember your name!) also took the time to come out in the rain and answer our questions. So, thank you both so very much!

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Lisa, FRN for LifeLine,
and me, the HEMS groupie!

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Inside of the LifeLine aircraft

It wasn’t easy to find good information about EMS coverage at the Speedway, but I did find this article from NurseZone.com which highlights nursing at the track. Another cool avenue in the nursing profession. Those who get bored with nursing just aren’t looking in the right places.

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Me with the firefighters at the track

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. I was, however, fortunate enough to have blue skies most of the way home from Grand Rapids this morning. I am grateful that my initial plan for driving the bike all the way to Indy fell through. I was much happier being cozy in the truck with the bike trailered.

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Flickr set here.

  1. My home town.
    My kinda aircraft.
    Motorcycle racing at IMS? I shoulda been there! Instead, I was standing next to a BK117 at the helipad at UTMB Galveston for four days, cleaning up IKE’s shenanigans.
    But next year?
    I’m there.

  2. My home town.
    My kinda aircraft.
    Motorcycle racing at IMS? I shoulda been there! Instead, I was standing next to a BK117 at the helipad at UTMB Galveston for four days, cleaning up IKE’s shenanigans.
    But next year?
    I’m there.

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