Life Air Rescue

Building a Stronger Statewide Network

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Shreveport-based Life Air Rescue is a part of Acadian Air Med’s network of rotor-wing operations. Life Air Rescue operates under a partnership between Acadian Air Med and Metro Aviation.

Life Air Rescue responds to emergency scene calls and interfacility transfers within a 150-mile base radius covering North Louisiana, East Texas, South Arkansas and West Mississippi.

The partnership expands Acadian Air Med’s network, which previously included 9 EC-135 and EC-145 helicopters are strategically based throughout Louisiana.

Life Air Rescue has transported approximately 600 patients annually and strives to uphold the highest standards in emergency and critical care transport.

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Trendsetting Service

The Gold Standard

Life Air Rescue and Acadian Air Med’s Rotor Wing Operations are both accredited by the Commission of the Accreditation of Medical Transportation Services (CAMTS), signifying the gold standard in air ambulance services, and are dedicated to providing high quality treatment and rapid response for the stabilization and transport of adult and pediatric patients. Each flight is staffed by a certified flight paramedic and a certified flight RN. Metro Aviation provides pilots and mechanics for both Air Med and Life Air Rescue and maintains operational control of all aircraft.

Life Air Rescue’s History

  • Life Air Rescue formed in 1993 when Schumpert’s Life Air 1 and Willis-Knighton’s Air Rescue merged to provide medevac service for the Ark-La-Tex region.
  • In 1996, Life Air Rescue received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems.
  • In 2019, Acadian Air Med and Metro Aviation formed a partnership to take over the operations of Life Air Rescue.