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Northern NSW : Rescue Spring 2016
Faces of 40 years ‘Every time I hear the unmistaken sound of the chopper overhead I will forever be reminded of the time they thankfully came to my rescue.’ Connor Farrell was riding his push bike when he was hit by a motorbike. With suspected pelvic, neck, back and leg injuries, Connor was flown by the Service to John Hunter Hospital for emergency surgery. OVER THE PAST 40 YEARS THE SERVICE HAS HAD THE HONOUR OF WORKING WITH AND ASSISTING THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE. IN A SPECIAL SERIES, WE ARE HIGHLIGHTING JUST A HANDFUL OF THESE IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN THIS OUR 40TH YEAR. WE ARE PLEASED TO INTRODUCE SOME OF THEM TO YOU IN THIS ISSUE OF RESCUE. ‘The Rescue Helicopter is community owned and operated and needs our ongoing support. It really can mean the difference between life and death for someone who is ill or injured.’ Danny Eather has worked tirelessly for the Service and is Secretary of the Singleton Volunteer Support Group. He was named Singleton’s 2015 Citizen of the Year. ‘Don’t just live life out, make a difference. Get involved in something really great as it’s easy to make a difference if you find the opportunities.’ Max Cathcart is the Chairman of the Service’s New England – North West Regional Advisory Committee. He is an experienced aviation professional with a strong background in the engineering and general management disciplines of the industry. Clubs give generously The Service was humbled to be selected as one of the 38 recipients in the 2016 Newcastle ClubGRANTS presentation at Wests in August. Since 2002 the Rescue Helicopter has received more than $743,000 in donations from many of the region’s registered clubs, enabling it to purchase items including flight crew helmets, night vision goggles, a winch training simulator, engineering maintenance platforms and, most recently, providing training for engineers for the integration of the AW139 helicopters. 38 of the region’s most deserving charities received just over $1 million in ClubGRANTS this year from Newcastle registered Clubs. ‘The Service is excellent and it is definitely something we need.’ After being assisted by the Rescue Helicopter when he was injured in a farming accident, owner of Centennial Herefords, Paul Rogers, supports the Service through the Tag A Calf initiative. 21 Rescue Magazine SPRING 2016
Rescue Winter 2016