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the California Highway Patrol Golden Gate Division Air Operations Unit participated in joint Federal and State training with the United States Coast Guard K-9 team

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Voyageur Publishing and Events Ltd has announced that its trade publication for the international air ambulance and air rescue community is now called AirMed & Rescue Magazine.

Inspire International has compiled a video especially to thank MAF, which co-ordinated helicopter relief flights in Nepal.

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A new video in Angel MedFlight’s ‘My Real Life Moment’ series features former Olympic swimming champion Amy Van Dyken-Rouen.

Capital Air Ambulance has announced that it has become the first critical care air ambulance service to sign up to the Declaration of Torrejón for the Humanisation of Intensive Care.

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The Bavarian Police in Germany has received its first upgraded H135s, which are benefitting from a manufacturer-installed retrofit package.

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A UK Royal Air Force (RAF) C-17 has returned from Tunisia, evacuating critically injured British nationals on behalf of the UK Government.

The UK Royal Navy has reported on the rescue of hundreds of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea on 7 June, the largest such rescue carried out by the service since HMS Bulwark was deployed to the area with three Merlin helicopters.

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Australian aeromedical charity CareFlight Ltd has appointed Dr Nicholas Coatsworth to its board of directors.

Pilots

Representatives from Australia’s RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service witnessed the Rockhampton Base Hospital rooftop helipad Fire Deluge System testing on 25 June.

Aerial firefighting

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