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Dave Kelly, Co-Pilot Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, based at North Weald Airbase and flying the charity’s AgustaWestland 169.

 
California Highway Patrol’s Air Operations division’s remit spans a multitude of disciplines, providing medical, law enforcement and search and rescue services.

The interior of an air ambulance has to be meticulously designed to incorporate the right equipment, and ensure that this equipment is to hand when the medical crew needs it.

AeroMD, based in the US Virgin Islands, was founded to improve emergency access to medical care for the local populace, and is now becoming a force to be reckoned with on the international air ambulance scene
With the first in this series of articles being focused on techniques used by North American rescue agencies, AirMed&Rescue decided to take a closer look at how their counterparts in other regions of the world approach similar rescue scenarios.
Oisin McGrath discusses the development of an app that could revolutionise how search and rescue missions are carried out.
AirMed&Rescue spoke to Professor Bob Stone of the University of Birmingham about how technology is enhancing simulated training for military personnel

Drs Jon Warwick and Neil Crooks discuss hypoxic respiratory failure and the effects of cabin pressurisation on patients with respiratory conditions.

US Air Force plans to replace aging personnel recovery helicopter fleet are underway, and according to the Government Accountability Office, they can’t happen quickly enough.
 

The US Helicopter Safety Team recently named enhanced vision technology as one of the four key helicopter technologies that will save lives. James Paul Wallis looks at how the two main systems, FLIR and NVGs, have evolved over time, and what tomorrow’s solutions may look like

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