Event Medicine

Interested in our services?

To request LifeFlight Event Medicine coverage for your event, please complete our request form here: LifeFlight Event Medicine General Request Form.

If you have questions regarding your event coverage, please email eventmedicine@vumc.org.

About LifeFlight Event Medicine

The Event Medicine division of Vanderbilt LifeFlight was started in the Fall of 2008 when Vanderbilt Medical Center became the official healthcare provider of the Nashville Predators. Vanderbilt LifeFlight Event Medicine provides EMT and paramedic level EMS (emergency medical services) for team members and spectators at all home games for the Nashville Predators. In addition to the Nashville Predators, Vanderbilt LifeFlight Event Medicine provides EMS coverage (including ambulance standby) for all events at the Bridgestone Arena, Vanderbilt Football, Nashville Sounds Baseball, Vanderbilt Basketball, Vanderbilt Lacross, Cross Country and Track and Soccer and works closely with Vanderbilt Sports Medicine. The team is available to provide coverage at your next event or public gathering.


LifeFlight Event Medicine has a broad array of services to help you plan your sporting event, outdoor festival, concert, or a variety of other special events. We can arrange staffing and pricing to suit your needs from ambulance standby with basic emergency medical technicians to advanced trained paramedics, up to critically care trained flight nurses and advanced nurse practitioners.

Our team has established event medicine policies and procedures to provide injury and illness medical care to event spectators. Specially trained EMTs and paramedics are in direct contact with physicians and nurses at Vanderbilts Emergency Department, offer everything to make your event safe and successful. In addition, Vanderbilt LifeFlight maintains a 24-hour emergency communication center, which can help facilitate any request from the event medicine staff.

Level of Service

Vanderbilt LifeFlight Event Medicine can dedicate EMT (basic) or paramedic (ALS) ambulances for your event, or can provide other alternatives, including an EMT/Paramedic rover(s) that provides a single EMT or paramedic to your event without the additional cost of the ambulance.

The benefit of having EMTs or paramedics on foot (either stationed in specific locations or constantly roving their event looking for any signs of medical problems) will quicken their response and ensure that medical care is always close at hand. These rovers can work as a single cost effective medical provider at your event or in teams, with or without an ambulance crew to accompany them.

All of our BLS-Level services provide an automated external defibrillator in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest at your event. Our emergency experience and training with mass casualty incidents makes us the perfect partner for your event.


We even offer free over-the-counter medications, earplugs and other useful items to anyone over 18-years of age, working at or visiting your event, with the purchase of any of our standby services.

Our Paramedics and EMTs are professional emergency medical providers that respond to life and death medical emergencies every day. They bring that same skill-level to our first-aid service, so you can rest assured that theyll be ready to handle anything that comes their way.

If you do not have a communications plan for your event that includes two-way radios, we can provide radios for your event staff to communicate with our medical staff to ensure that we are always easy to reach. We can also provide a communications bus that serves a dual function as an office.

On Monday, October 29, 2018, EMS professionals from around the world participated in a first-of-its-kind Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attack Workshop at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. The Bridgestone Arena, home of the NHL’s Nashville Predators, annually attracts more than half a million visitors and is the 12th busiest venue in the world. This workshop provided a rare opportunity to train for large scale, complex terrorist attacks, similar to the attacks seen in Mumbai and Paris.

LifeFlight's Event Medicine team worked with responders from across the world during this training exercise held in Nashville during the 2018 EMS World Expo. Check out this video!