West Coast- May Mission Report

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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

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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 […]

H145 Rescue Helicopter Landing Trolley Update

Check out some images of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter’s new  progress of the landing trolley being constructed by the team at Quality Machining Ltd in Greymouth.  The fully motorised trolley also has hydraulic vertical lift function, allowing the Crew to tilt the H145 when refueling. Among its many benefits, the new, larger landing trolley will […]

New ventilator on the West Coast!

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“We have been very lucky to have support from Mitre 10 in Greymouth for many years. Dave Smith and his team have been there so many times when we have needed essential equipment. In this case I visited Dave with Stu Drake and Hernan Holliday, crew from the ROA Mining Rescue Helicopter, Hernan, an Intensive […]

West Coast Impact Report

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January, February, March Mission Report- West Coast The West Coast Air Rescue Service clocked up over 100 hours of flight time on 78 missions this quarter. This is an increase compared to this quarter in 2019 when the West Coast Crew attended 63 missions over the 3 month Summer period. The crew have seen an […]

Canterbury Impact Report

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January, February, March Mission Report- Canterbury The Canterbury Air Rescue Service clocked up 254.2 hours of flight time on 164 missions this quarter. This is an increase compared to this quarter in 2019 when the Canterbury Crew attended 135 missions over the 3 month Summer period. The crew have seen an 18% increase in mission […]

Westpac Supports Air Rescue

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Thank You Westpac The support we have received throughout COVID-19 from our Principal Sponsor Westpac NZ, our sponsors and the community has been extraordinary. Westpac are leading the charge with the annual Chopper Appeal by donating $1million across the country to help the service at this particularly difficult time. Westpac who have been supporting the […]

Life Goes On

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Crew Update Life goes on. The Air Rescue Service will always be here for the community. Both the Canterbury and West Coast Crews have responded to numerous emergency service call-outs and continue to be ready to respond 24/7 through COVID-19 and beyond. Canterbury Air Rescue Crew Member and Intensive Care Paramedic, Chris Harrison says, “Whilst […]