Dulles, VA (September 2, 2011)--AirCare Medevac (A service of PHI Air Medical, Inc) announced
plans to partner with an important and new motorcycle safety program, Rider Alert.
The partnership includes community outreach and education by providing customers and members of local communities in
the region with free identification data cards that will help first responders provide rapid and accurate
medical assistance to motorcyclists involved in serious accidents.
“These cards are critical in assisting EMS providers to make medical, and at times life-saving, decisions for
patients involved in these kinds of accidents,” explained Erik Rohde, Regional Director for PHI Air
Medical. “We are proud to partner with Rider Alert and local first responders to help promote such an
important new program for our communities and our customers.”
The Rider Alert cards are placed inside riders' helmets and contain vital, life-saving information,
emergency contact, and any important medical history. When first responders arrive on the scene of a
motorcycle accident, a one-inch, round sticker on the outside of the helmet will indicate that the biker has
the Rider Alert card. The sticker also warns bystanders not to remove the helmet, which could prevent
The Rider Alert motorcycle-safety program was launched in Richmond, Virginia on April 12, 2011 and is
spreading rapidly throughout the state and nation. It was started by the Richmond Ambulance Authority
and Bon Secours Virginia Health System in partnership with Motorcycle Virginia and is the first of its kind
in the United States. For more information on the Rider Alert program, visit www.rideralert.org.
About PHI Air Medical, Inc.
PHI Air Medical, Inc. is a business unit of PHI, Inc., the world leader in rotary flight for over fifty years,
and provides support for many of the nation’s leading health care organizations. PHI Air Medical pilots
have recorded more than ten million flight hours, in virtually every type of helicopter and terrain known.
The Air Medical Group fleet consists of proven aircraft outfitted with medical interiors conducive to
providing sustained emergent care for air medical transports and most PHI Air Medical programs operate
at or above Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) standards. Operating
as AirCare Medevac in Virginia, and under agreement with the University of Maryland’s ExpressCare
transport program in Maryland, PHI has six bases strategically located in the region. PHI Air Medical’s
headquarters are located in Phoenix, Arizona.