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In a new video, Daniel Oesch, a paramedic who flies for Swiss air rescue organisation Rega, demonstrates the medical equipment carried onboard one of the service’s rescue helicopters.

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance and The Air Ambulance Service (TAAS) have become members of the UK's Association of Air Ambulances.

California Highway Patrol Helicopter 30 assisted with the rescue of a 72-year-old female who had fallen from a horse.

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French air ambulance provider Medic’Air International is to feature in a new documentary. The programme was produced by Viva Prod and is to be broadcast on French channel Motors TV at 20:30 hrs on 6 May. Watch a trailer for the programme below.

Jet Logistics Inc. and Medflight One announced that the Seattle, Washington-based company has joined Jet Logistics’ Air EMS programme for the development and management of flight operations of Medflight One’s emergent and non-emergent air medical transport services.

Equipment

In a new video, Daniel Oesch, a paramedic who flies for Swiss air rescue organisation Rega, demonstrates the medical equipment carried onboard one of the service’s rescue helicopters.

Military/coast guard

The US Coast Guard (USCG) recently reported that it delivered its 93rd upgraded MH-65D Dolphin short-range recovery helicopter.

The Italian Air Force has reported on a mission to transport a nurse infected with Ebola virus disease from Sassari on the island of Sardinia to Rome on the Italian mainland.

Medical crew

The New South Wales Supreme Court has found in favour of Karen Casey, a flight nurse who sued Pel-Air for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which she developed after an air ambulance plane crash in 2009.

Pilots

A SAR helicopter and crew from HMS Gannet have made their first landing on the new helipad at the Glasgow Southern Hospital.

Aerial firefighting

The Russian Emergency Control Ministry reported on 25 May that its aircraft were working putting out wildfires in the Irkutsk District.

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