Wiltshire Air Ambulance has shared the news that its newest recruit – a female pilot bear mascot – has been in demand attending fundraising events across the county.
Spanish SAR group venture to chilly heights for training
Spain’s Zaragoza-based 4th SAR Battalion (BIEM IV) recently completed a five-day training course in Pyrenees mountains. Around 300 personnel and 90 vehicles were deployed to perfect their SAR procedures in harsh conditions, with strong winds, sub-zero temperatures, snow and ice all pushing the troops to their limit.
Some of the simulated missions that the battalion took part in included searching for lost school children, assisting people living in isolated locations, creating of care stations for potential casualties and clearing access roads. Diving teams also braved the freezing cold waters of the Lanuza reservoir to train beneath the ice.
A helicopter search and rescue drill was also performed in the ski resorts of Astún and Formigal.
The Wales Air Ambulance Charity has permanently relocated its paediatric and neonatal operation to a new base in Cardiff.
The new plane will perform medical transportation flights throughout North America, South America and Central America.
The system allows recording of multiple channels of video in colour and infrared, along with continuous GPS and mapping data.
he objective of the course is to train physicians, nurses and nursing technicians in aeromedical evacuation in an operational and tactical environment.