A.L.E.R.T. — Advanced Life Support And Emergency Rescue Team was the second hospital-based air ambulance service established in 1975 and the first to be established in a rural area.

Loggers like Clyde Smith, in cooperation with local medical professionals, started the ALERT Program in 1975 which was rural America’s first hospital-based air ambulance service.

Smith went on to help start the Montana Logging Association which now serves as a legislative advocate for the industry and provides safety training to our workers in the woods.