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WATCH LIVE at 10 a.m.: Get to know Orlando Health’s air care team

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ORLANDO, Fla. – In honor of National EMS Week, News 6 on Monday got the opportunity to speak with Orlando Health’s Air Care Team.

The helicopter ambulance service responds to scene and transports calls across the Orlando area and responds to all Orlando Health hospitals.

Orlando Health is considered home to Central Florida’s only level 1 trauma center.

On Monday, Trooper Steve will see what the team does every day when it comes to rescue calls every day.

The Orlando Health Air Care team began in 1984 and completed their first patient flight in November that same year. The program then upgraded their helicopter to a BK-117 until 2008.

In 2015, the team transitioned to EC-135 helicopters. The helicopter carries a single pilot along with a nurse and paramedic.

According to Orlando Health, the Air Care Team has flown over 40,000 patients over the last four decades.

May 19-25 marks National EMS week which honors EMTs and paramedics who save lives across the country every day.

Watch Trooper Steve on Patrol live at the top of this story at 10 a.m.

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