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Northern NSW : Rescue - Summer 2014
Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service Operated by the Hunter Region SLSA Helicopter Rescue Service Ltd. ABN: 40 002 862 026 Rescue is produced four times a year. It includes information about the activities and events associated with the Service, its sponsors, its volunteers, those who contribute through donations and the wider community. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this publication is correct at the time of publication. Contributions are welcome and can be made by contacting the Service on 1800 155 155. email@example.com www.rescuehelicopter.com.au www.facebook.com/rescuehelicopter.official @WRHS_official Freecall: 1800 155 155 Hunter Bavin Road District Park Broadmeadow NSW 2292 PO Box 230 New Lambton NSW 2305 Tel: 4952 0000 Fax: 4952 0055 New England - North West 50 Basil Brown Drive Westdale NSW 2340 PO Box 6187 Westdale NSW 2340 Tel: 6764 9400 Fax: 6764 9411 Mid North Coast 35 Horton Street PO Box 1657 Port Macquarie NSW 2444 Tel: 0429 818 627 Central Coast Level 1 Fountain Plaza 148-158 The Entrance Road Erina NSW 2250 PO Box 3677 Erina NSW 2250 Tel: 4363 9746 Fax: 4365 0231 After the overwhelming success of its first season, Air Rescue has returned to television for a second series. Series two launched on Wednesday 12 November 8pm on Channel 7. The first episode featured the stories of Jodi who was trapped in her car after an accident, Tony battling hypothermia after his kayak capsized and Lily who fell off her quad bike. The documentary series, championed by Westpac Bank, follows the work of the men and women who work with the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service as pilots, crew, paramedics, doctors and emergency service professionals. Series two has expanded to eight 30 minute episodes after the six episodes in series one achieved an average viewership of 1.38 million, obtaining the number one rank in both metro and regional markets for its timeslot. Executive Creative Director, Gemma Hunter, talks about filming Air Rescue. ‘One of the major aims of the series was to shine a light on the amazing service that the Rescue Helicopter offers. We wanted to show the highly tuned skills of the crew and their dedication and care, and showcase what a vital part the Rescue Helicopter plays in its community. ‘At any time there were more than 20 people working on Air Rescue across the filming, editing and production processes. There were more than 5,000 hours of footage shot. ‘A ir Rescue was the first observation documentary in Australia to use the Go Pro Hero 3 Black for filming. It took a huge amount of trial and error before we went into production but those cameras added a fantastic, personal aspect to the filming. The aerial footage was shot on a Cineflex, the same kind of camera used on movie shoots. The weather and landscapes are a very important part in telling the story, so it was great to be able to showcase these through high class visuals. ‘A ir Rescue is a fantastic series to work on because we’re on the same ride as the audience,’ she said. Air Rescue returns
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