On 26 March, the number of rescues completed by German air rescue service ADAC reached one million. In recognition of this achievement, the crew of the Neustrelitz rescue helicopter, Christophe 48, attended a reception held at Scherwin Castle. Harry Glawe, Minister of Economics, Labour and Health, spoke at the reception to thank the ‘yellow angels’, as they are known, for their life-saving work, and noted that, especially in rural regions of the country, ADAC provides an essential air rescue service.
Dr Andrea David, Director of the ADAC Foundation, said that reaching the one-million milestone was a unique achievement, while Executive Director Frederic Bruder praised the high level of professionalism and the great commitment of the crews and all employees. Across Germany, ADAC Luftrettung, which is a subsidiary of the ADAC Foundation, employs more than 1,000 people, including around 160 pilots, about 260 emergency medical assistants and around 580 emergency physicians. In general, the team of one station consists of three pilots, five emergency attendants and 15 emergency physicians.