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Northern NSW : Rescue - Summer 2014
40 years of missions for our communities Strong foundations for our future Today - The Service operates four aircraft, two Bell 412s and two BK1117s. It undertakes more than 1000 missions each year and covers the Hunter, New England-North West, Central Coast and Mid-North Coast regions of NSW, including a population of 1.2million people. Future - Our commitment is to provide the highest standard 24 hour aeromedical, search and rescue service free of charge in our operational areas. We are committed to valuing our staff and volunteers and being fully accountable to our community, our corporate partners and government. 2014 - Doctors join paramedics on board every primary mission undertaken by the Hunter-based Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. 2011 - The Bell 412EP was the fourth aircraft put into service. 2007 - The NENW Bell 407 crash landed near Warialda en route to a motor vehicle accident. Despite extensive damage to the helicopter the pilot, crewmen and medical staff were all unharmed. The single engine Bell 407 engine was replaced with a twin-engine BK117. 2000 - The Service, in partnership with local politicians, the community and business leaders, launched the New England- North West Service on Friday 25 August 2000. 1999 - The newly appointed Health Minister, The Hon Craig Knowles, announced a review of Aeromedical Services in NSW highlighting that viable regional services could be established in northern NSW. 1993 - Bell 412SP helicopter was purchased and modified. 1993 - Dauphin was damaged beyond repair in a crash near Barrington House on 13 February. 1990 - Upgraded to a twin engine Dauphin helicopter. 1986 - The Service purchased a Bell Long Ranger helicopter equipped with advanced medical and rescue equipment. 1981 - With the assistance of additional funds from sponsors and support from the community, the Service commenced 24 hour a day, year round operations. 1978 - A Bell JetRanger was leased to provide even greater rescue and patient care. 1975 - The Rescue Helicopter commenced operation with an all-volunteer crew of local surf lifesavers flying a Bell 47 helicopter. 40 Years 3 Rescue Magazine SUMMER 2014
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