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One of the paramedics at the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance Service in the UK has flown his last mission for the charity and is packing his bags, before he heads back to the ground-ambulance crew at the South East Coast Ambulance Service....
Members of the Italian Air Force (IAF) 84th Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) Unit, Brindisi, recently took part in a joint training exercise with forces of the United Nations (UN) World Food Programme (WFP). The exercise involved the transportation...
The crew of the Canadian Forces 442 Search and Rescue Squadron, based at Canadian Forces Base Comox, have been announced as winners of the 2009 Cormorant Trophy for the skilful night rescue of a skier who had fallen 30 m down a crevasse on Hamathko...
A Government of India press release has described a rescue mssion first for IAF’s Dhruv helicopter. On 13 September, the Delhi-based Western Air Command was requested for an air evacuation of 19 members of an Army Mountaineering expedition to...

Tim Holding, a statesman who had been missing for two days in Victoria, southeast Australia, has been found by a police helicopter and winched to safety with no apparent injuries. Holding, who is Victoria’s minister for water, finance, tourism...

American Eurocopter, the company currently responsible for manufacturing the fleet of helicopters used by the Maryland police, has criticised plans that put the process out to tender, saying that the process was 'flawed', as the requirements of...

Florida-based fixed-wing air ambulance operator Air Trek has announced that the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been ordered by William Pope II, administrative law judge for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), to pay Air...

Russian rescue services have been using the amphibious Beriev Be-200 Altair aircraft to train rescue personnel and fight simulated forest fires in a joint exercise that included emergency rescue services from Russia, Norway, Sweden and Finland....

The crew of Lee County MEDSTAR's EC145 had a lucky escape after the helicopter crashed off the coast of Upper Captiva Island. According to reports, the aircraft, purchased in 2004 at a cost of $5.5-million, was en route to a patient at the time...

The Canadian Forces (CF) has announced in its July newsletter that the CF now has an improved capability for aeromedical evacuation (AE). For the first time, eight flight surgeon candidates spent a week at CF Base Trenton learning about the CF...

A Royal Air Force (RAF) Boulmer search and rescue radar/winch operator has reached a momentous milestone in his career, recording 10,000 flying hours in a Sea King helicopter. Master Aircrew (MACR) Ron Webb achieved his 10,000th Sea King hour (...

The Air Ambulance Association in Austria has announced it will be introducing new standards of care for its Air Ambulance operators to adhere to, which will come into force in 2010. The news has been received with a degree of resentment by some...

In early August, Polish air rescue service Lotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe (LPR) announced a new look for its new EC135 air ambulance helicopters. The creator of the new colour scheme is Jadwiga Husarka-Chmielarz, a student at the Faculty of...

The Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has awarded United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) and partner Ahlers Aerospace CAR 35 approval for their night vision lighting modifications on the Bell 412. In June 2009, David Brigham, president...

As concern rises over the potential shortage of intensive care beds caused by the swine flu pandemic, UK claims management and medical assistance company CEGA Group Services has announced that it is to provide an intensive care air transport...

Wichita, US-based EagleMed, a provider of aeromedical transportation services, is being sold for an undisclosed price to Brockway Moran & Partners Inc. and MVP Capital Partners, through their investment in Air Medical Group Holdings Inc. (...

A US Air Force (USAF) medical team from Wilford Hall Medical Center (WHMC), US rushed to Okinawa, Japan to save the lives of two critically ill babies in May.
Era Helicopters LLC (Era) and Priority 1 Air Rescue Inc. (P1AR) have announced the implementation of a teaming arrangement to jointly provide search and rescue (SAR) and medical evacuation operations in the Gulf of Mexico and overseas.
The Palm Bay Police Department in Florida, US, has taken the unusual step of introducing a team of four paragliding police officers in an operation aptly dubbed Search Operations Aerial Response (SOAR).
DRF Luftrettung has reported on its Annual Medical Meeting, where developments in emergency and intensive-care medicine were the focus.

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