KBOI-TV: A look into Life Flight: One team in the air, another on the ground ready to save lives

By Jeff Platt

Every day someone, somewhere, needs to be flown to a hospital for immediate medical care.

In some emergencies, Life Flight is called to find, treat and transport the patient to the closest - and most capable - hospital.

Life Flight crews are a unique breed. They take the training and stress that comes with working in a hospital or ambulance, stuff it into a cramped aircraft, and use it to save lives while thousands of feet above the ground.

"This is an environment that is a lot harder; it's not easy to control," said Sarah Barber, a Life Flight medic.

At this elevation, teamwork is essential to getting the job done.

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