Brexit – Editorial comment

By Ian Cameron, editor-in-chief, AMR

So, a majority of Brits have decided to cast themselves adrift of the EU. A decision that has sent shock waves not only throughout the UK itself, but also around Europe and, indeed, the rest of the world.

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Rotary

The 2016 ITIJ Industry Awards Air Ambulance Provider of the Year finalists have been announced.

A Z-8JH ambulance helicopter attached to Chinese Navy hospital ship Peace Ark is used during the 25th RIMPAC exercise.

Fixed wing

A new healthcare management industry focused on medical transportation is being pioneered in the US, says Alacura, which has launched as ‘the nation’s first comprehensive medical transportation benefits management company’.

AMREF Flying Doctors has reported that its control centre received a night-time call from Mandera District Hospital regarding a patient who had been admitted three days earlier.

Equipment

Drones are being introduced to the South Wales Police force to help prevent and deter crime across the region.

Military/coast guard

An HC-130J Combat King II pilot in the 71st Rescue Squadron has become the first female amputee, and the sixth amputee, to return to the cockpit in the US Air Force.

Members of the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) No. 5 Air Squadron met with the survivors of a plane crash who they helped to save on 15 July.

 

Medical crew

A teenager who was nearly drowning in the San Joaquin River, US, was rescued by the Fresno County Sheriff’s Air Support Unit.

Pilots

Kansas State University and Kansas Wesleyan University are joining together to offer students two courses that will focus on the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in emergency management.

Aerial firefighting

A new law has been passed in Utah, US that will allow authorities to jam drone signals and crash devices that are flying too close to wildfires.

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