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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Air Medical Today Episode 13 - EPNetwork

Episode 13 of the Air Medical Today Podcast has been published.  In this episode I interview Steven Sweeney, Board Chair of the Air Medical Memorial.  I also provide an update to the Hospital Wing crash and other News & Information.

Steven Sweeney, Board Chair of the Air Medical Memorial, works as a Marketing, Creative and Art Director in the Denver metropolitan area. He has worked in the architectural and engineering, aviation and healthcare industries, including acting as Investor Relations Manger at Air Methods Corporation, in the early 1990s.

Steven grew up around the Flight For Life Colorado program in Denver and made many friends with members of the team. His interest in the air medical industry began with a tour of the Flight For Life program back in 1973 at the age of five.  Both Steven and his brother Kevin lost a friend, Sandy Sigman, when their Flight For Life helicopter went down on Huron Peak in Colorado in July 1994.  Steven’s brother also lost friends and colleagues when AirLife Denver crashed in Littleton Colorado in December 1997.  Kevin worked at AirLife for 9 years as a dispatcher.

Those two crashes inspired the brothers to start developing the concept of a national memorial honoring the air medical industry.  After 8 separate crashes and the loss of 24 air medical crew members in 2008, Steven started the Air Medical Memorial group on Facebook in January of 2009 to create awareness within the industry and gain support from the friends, family members, and coworkers of those lost in the line of duty.

Steven lives in Littleton, Colorado with his wife and two children.

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