What does Ornge stand for?
The name Ornge refers to the recognizable, bright orange colour of our aircraft and land ambulances. The “a” was removed from the name, partly to make people stop and take a second look, and also so that it could be trademarked. It is not an acronym.
What does Ornge do?
Ornge is the transport medicine service provider for the province of Ontario. We transport some of the province’s sickest and most vulnerable patients. We transport more than 19,000 patients per year, and that number is growing.
How many bases do you have?
Ornge has access to more than 22 bases located throughout the province, including 12 dedicated bases.
Is Ornge a 911 service?
No. Unlike emergency medical service providers, Ornge is not accessible to the public through 911. Ornge’s services are usually requested through a sending medical facility or services such as land EMS, and deployed through the Ornge Communications Centre.
Where does Ornge do the greatest number of calls?
The majority of Ornge’s calls for patient transport take place north of Sudbury.
Does Ornge mostly airlift people from accident scenes?
No. While these are our most visible calls, more than 90 per cent of Ornge’s patient transports are between medical facilities. The remaining calls involve on-scene traumas, and transportation of organs and/or organ teams for transplants.
Does Ornge have expense rules?
Yes they do. Please click here to view our rules.