Flight For Life is pleased that the construction of our new base in in Burlington, located at the Burlington Municipal Airport is complete. This expansion will advance Flight For Life’s overall mission to provide Wisconsin communities research-based critical care transport services by decreasing response times to injuries in Southern Wisconsin, including Racine, Walworth, and Kenosha Counties, therefore improving patient outcomes. After years of site research and thoughtful planning, the expansion was approved by the Burlington Common Council 2021. “At Flight For Life, our goal is to reduce the time frame for patients to arrive at tertiary care centers to receive the appropriate care needed, across southeastern Wisconsin” said Leif Erickson, Executive Director of Flight For Life. FFL has been a dedicated community partner for 39 years. This expansion is an example of Flight For Life’s commitment to the communities in Southeastern WI.
The expansion into Burlington was an important step in Flight For Life’s overall growth strategy and goal of improving the level of patient care and outcomes for residents of Southeast Wisconsin. The Burlington Base is one component in a number of strategic initiatives that Flight For Life will be announcing in the near future. Crews have been operating out of a temporary base at the Burlington Municipal Airport for the past year and a half and are very excited to move into their permanent location. This new location will allow our crew to operate in a building that was designed to improve how quickly crews are able to respond. FFL is very excited to better serve the Burlington area and its surrounding communities.