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Northern NSW : Celebrating 40 years Rescue December2015
Become a volunteer and make a difference Down to earth The Rescue Helicopter has recently taken delivery of a new Holden Colorado 4WD diesel Crew Cab thanks to Lindsay Trotter and his team at Kelly Holden. The Service decided on a 4WD because NSW Ambulance requires this type of vehicle to support training exercises that involve winching doctors and paramedics into bushland settings. NSWA requires the Service to have a ground support vehicle on location in all such exercises. Also, the weight of the water rescue IRB training trailer is such that a larger capacity towing vehicle makes for a safer journey. It has numerous additional features that make it ‘fit for purpose’. The vehicle is affixed with the customary ‘Westpac Rescue Helicopter’ decals as well as bright yellow and orange stripes similar to that which you will again see soon on every road ambulance vehicle as part of safety requirements. Kelly Holden Managing Director Lindsay Trotter said the Helicopter Rescue Service is a great community asset. ‘We look to provide assistance wherever possible,’Mr Trotter said. The vehicle has a five-star ANCAP rating and was selected after a comprehensive dealer quotation exercise. The Service is proud to advise that the vehicle is supported by Kelly Holden, a long-term business partner. Kelly Holden has agreed to provide all regular servicing free of charge for the first three years, and as such, its name is also affixed to the rear of the vehicle. The Colorado also offers support to the engineering department should one of our helicopters be forced to land due to mechanical reasons. It will also be made available to the Marketing Department to support particular events and has already been in operation at the Stockton to Birubi Beach Walk. Mick Hollingsworth and David Wells will oversee a 4WD training program for selected drivers, hopefully provided courtesy of NSWA. Mick will also oversee the regular maintenance servicing of the vehicle through AirMaestro to ensure it remains serviced as per the manufacturer’s recommendations and warranty requirements. To find out how to become a volunteer please call 1800 155 155 Crewman Michael Legge, Service GM Richard Jones with Melissa Reay and Peter Dyer from KelIy Holden. 17 Rescue Magazine CELEBRATING 40 YEARS SPECIAL EDITION
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