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About Assurance Air Medical Inc.

Medical Director

Our highly qualified and respected medical director is Dr. Richard Oosthuizen. He is an active emergency room Physician and is also the medical director of North Island Trauma on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Being a pilot himself, he is well acquainted with the challenges of medical air transport medicine and is dedicated to the development and coordination of Assurance Air Medical Inc.'s critical care standards.

Managing Director of Operations

Our Managing Director of Operations is Sean Stickel. With over 20 years of emergency, pre-hospital and critical care service; Sean brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience. Having worked as a Crew Chief ACLS paramedic, tactical teams “TEMS” air medic, critical care flight paramedic, and logistical care and marketing specialist; Sean’s broad range of skills and experience are well utilized for management and direction to our Assurance Air Medical team.


Our standard two person air medical crew comprises of one ACLS certified Flight RN / Flight Paramedic, and one BLS certified Licensed Practical Nurse / Primary Care Paramedic. Depending on the patient’s level acuity, a Flight Physician and/or Respiratory Therapist may also be utilized

All of our air medical practitioners are employees of Assurance Air Medical Inc. and are licensed to practice in the province of British Columbia in their respective professions. Our staff are all highly trained, certified, and experienced; coming from very diverse backgrounds and experiences including critical care ground, medevac, air ambulance, emergency departments, acute care and ICU units.