Kirsty Mann

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First female West Coast Crew Member: Kirsty Mann Briefly describe your professional history (past education/jobs) I’m originally from Scotland and travelled to New Zealand in 2005 after finishing university. I began volunteering with St John ambulance in Queenstown the following year and started working full time as an ambulance officer in 2008. I completed a […]

Chris Harrison


Departing Canterbury Crew Member: Chris Harrison Briefly describe your professional history (past education/jobs) Diploma in Ambulance Practice Bachelor of Health Science; Paramedicine Post Graduate Certificate Advanced Resuscitation Post Graduate Certificate Aeromedical Retrieval Intensive Care Paramedic – Hawke’s Bay then Auckland Specialist Emergency Response Team Shift Supervisor 3x winter secondments to Mt Ruapehu Qualified Surf Lifeguard […]

Canterbury H145 Landing Trolley Arrival


New landing trolley for the H145 Westpac Rescue Helicopter The Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust and GCH Aviation were excited to take delivery of a new landing trolley for the H145 Westpac Rescue Helicopter. Purchase of the state-of-the-art motorised trolley with hydraulic vertical lift function was made possible by a generous grant from Air […]

West Coast- May Mission Report


West Coast- May Mission Report The month of May saw the West Coast Crew respond to 16 missions in total. The Crew were tasked to 12 medical events, 4 accidents and 1 inter-hospital transfer throughout the month. Mission statistics slightly differed from recent monthly trends, the majority of call- outs for the West Coast Crew […]

Canterbury- May Mission Report


May Mission Report- Canterbury The month of May saw the Canterbury crew respond to 29 missions in total. Mission statistics for the month were consistent with recent monthly trends; the majority of callouts for the Canterbury Crew were responding to accidents (52%). Medical events (21%) and inter-hospital transfers (27%) made up the remaining 48% of […]