Children's Hospital Colorado
Children'sOne fleet, which includes an ambulance, airplane and helicopter.

Children’s Hospital Colorado is proud to provide emergency medical transport services for infants, kids and teens across Colorado – and beyond – through our Children’s One fleet. 

We offer critical care air and ground transport from all Colorado counties, our seven-state region, the U.S. and even other countries, thanks to the 400-aircraft fleet from our partners, Global Medical Responses.   

About Children’s One emergency transport

Our flight team was founded in 1974 by neonatologist L. Joseph Butterfield, MD, who saw the need to bring the tiniest patients from around the region to the Children’s Colorado Newborn Center, our modern-day Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

We’re proud to continue Dr. Butterfield’s legacy by providing premature infants and children of all ages with world-class emergency transport through Children’s One. 

Our emergency flight team members

All clinical flight team members have a minimum of four years of critical care experience with broad training in neonatal medicine, pediatric medicine and pediatric critical care. A multidisciplinary group of physician medical directors oversees Children’s One, providing expertise in fields including neonatology, pediatric critical care and emergency medicine.

Our emergency team members include:

  • Pediatric emergency nurses
  • Pediatric respiratory therapists
  • Pediatric emergency medical technicians (EMTs)
  • A specialized team of pilots, crew, mechanics, communication specialists and support staff

Our emergency fleet

Children’s One transportation vehicles are equipped with pediatric-specific technology including high-frequency ventilators and nitric oxide therapy. This allows our team to provide lifesaving emergent care while transporting patients to a Children’s Colorado emergency department, children’s surgery center or critical care unit. 

Our vehicles are specially tailored to kids, designed to make the transport experience as comfortable and seamless as possible for patients and parents alike. For example, we provide toys and entertainment in our ambulances to help distract patients from emergency procedures and reduce their perception of pain. Our vehicles also offer more interior space for additional caregivers and lifesaving equipment. 

Airbus H-130 helicopter 

    Children'sOne helicopter in flight

    Pilatus PC-12 fixed-wing plane

    • Capable of landing in rural communities with shorter runways
    • FAA Part 135 Fixed Wing Operations provided by Guardian Flight

      Two dual-load ambulances