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The British Army has posted a video on YouTube called Emergency: From Battlefield to Barts, that highlights how surgical techniques developed by the airborne Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT), operating in battlefield situations, are helping to save the lives of civilians in the UK

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Taissa Csaky spoke to four swiftwater rescue practitioners with long experience of such technical situations.

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The UK’s Association of Air Ambulances (AAA) announced on 25 February that it has been tasked with distributing £5 million donated by the Government.

The Queensland, Australia-based RACQ CareFlight Rescue service had a busy on Sunday 22 February.

Fixed wing

The Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has responded to feedback from the aviation and general community about proposed changes to safety requirements for community service flights

Flying Doctors Nigeria (FDN) has entered into an agreement with a UK-based call centre to improve its lifesaving air transport services across Africa

Equipment

London’s Air Ambulance (LAA) has announced software upgrades that reduce mission-planning time and assist in en route communications and navigation.

Military/coast guard

The launch of the civilian UK search and rescue (SAR) helicopter service was marked on 26 February 2015.

A number of Guardia Costiera assets took part in rescue missions on 14 and 15 February, including an ATR 42 plane, along with a navy ship and civilian tugboats.

Medical crew

The British Army has posted a video on YouTube called Emergency: From Battlefield to Barts, that highlights how surgical techniques developed by the airborne Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT), operating in battlefield situations, are helping to save the lives of civilians in the UK

Pilots

On 17 February, Kevin Nooner, director of operations with Vanderbilt LifeFlight, reported via the Concern Network that a non-injury incident had occurred earlier in the month, involving a LifeFlight EC135 operated by Air Methods.

Aerial firefighting

US Army Reserve unit, A Company, 2-238th Aviation Regiment, 11th Aviation Command conducted water bucket training in support of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) tactical air operations in Hemet, California, this February.

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