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On 24 January, the Tauranga, New Zealand-based Trustpower TECT Rescue helicopter came to the aid of a man and his son, both of whom had fallen off a cliffside walking track.

A trail bike rider who suffered serious injuries after an accident back in October 2014 was recently reunited with the intensive care flight paramedic who treated him.

Fixed wing

On 15 January, the Health Quality Council of Alberta released findings from a review of the transport and care provided to medevac patients since Edmonton City Centre Airport closed and patients began to be routed to Edmonton International Airport.

In January, Northern Irish missionary Maud Kells was flown by an MAF plane to hospital to be treated for gunshot wounds received during a robbery in her village in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The 75-year-old was shot twice in the shoulder in a night attack by bandits in Mulita on 4 January 2015

Equipment

DRF Luftrettung has unveiled a new navigation and radio communications system to be installed on its rescue helicopters.

Military/coast guard

A Technical Arrangement has been signed on establishing a permanent the European Personnel Recovery Centre at Poggio Renatico Air Base, Italy.

On 22 January, a Kuwaiti military plane transported humanitarian and relief aid supplies to Syrian refugees in the Lebanese capital city of Beirut.

Medical crew

MedEvac Foundation International (MFI) has announced that it has approved grant funding for Dr Daniel Patterson to investigate sleep-wake patterns and real-time fatigue reduction in air-medical EMS clinicians

Pilots

A Modular Airborne Firefighting System (MAFFS) crew from Wyoming, US, recently received the Air Mobility Command Chief of Safety Aircrew of Distinction Award.

Aerial firefighting

The Israeli Ministry of Defense has signed a $100-million contract for the purchase and operation of six new firefighting aircraft.

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