Priority 1 - Lives are on the Line!
When that Priority 1 emergency call is received, the crew knows there is an "immediate threat to life".
Did you know that over half of the crew's missions are for a multitude of medical emergencies; primarily cardiovascular events such as heart attacks, respiratory difficulties and strokes? In these cases time is everything, as the minutes tick by a life can hang in the balance.
Getting to the patient is a matter of life and death.
This appeal we need to raise $400,000 to save lives - this is our priority 1.
“It is imperative that when the Priority 1 emergency call is received, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter responds immediately. Rapid treatment and transport to hospital in these medical emergencies is the difference between life and death.”
Crew Chief, Rick Knight