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Northern NSW : Winter 2012 redo
Aircrew The air crewman sits on the left hand side of the cabin and assists the pilot with communication, navigation and landing by providing the pilot with accurate clearance, helicopter safety and operating the rescue winch. The aircrewman has a dual role as a Rescue Crewman in addition. Rescue Crew The rescue crewman assists in the rear of the aircraft with the securing of all equipment, safety in and around the helicopter and Down the Wire Operations (DTWO). The Rescue Crewmen are mostly Air Crew that perform a dual role as required. Paramedics Paramedics provide specialist first response trauma medical care and can be winched to patients. There are more than 25 specialist flight paramedics that work as part of the NSW Ambulance Service road based paramedics, specially trained in helicopter operations. They can be identified by their lighter blue flight suits. On the ground Critical to the efficiency of the Rescue Helicopters and their crews is the team of engineers who provide ongoing and scheduled maintenance work on all helicopters. Aeromedical helicopters are required to undertake strict testing and maintenance procedures regularly. There are a number of jobs on board the Rescue Helicopter. Each person has a dedicated job to ensure that missions are safe and efficient. The pilot sits on the right-hand side of the aircraft and is responsible for flying the aircraft. The Service has a team of highly experienced pilots that have worked in the military and private sectors all around the world. Each pilot must undertake ongoing training and assessments annually. Did you know Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service Operated by the Hunter Region SLSA Helicopter Rescue Ser vice Ltd. ABN: 40 002 862 026 The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Ser vice produces this newsletter Rescue as a community service to keep the community, sponsors and support groups and all interested people informed about activities within the Service. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this newsletter is correct at the time of publication. Contributions from interested people are always welcome and should be submitted to the Editor at the address above. firstname.lastname@example.org www.rescuehelicopter.com.au New England - North West 50 Basil Brown Drive Tel: 6764 9400 Westdale NSW 2340 Fa x: 6764 9411 PO Box 962 Freecall: 1800 155 155 Tamworth NSW 2340 Hunter - Central Coast - Mid North Coast Bavin Road Tel: 4952 0000 District Park Fax: 4952 0055 Broadmeadow NSW 2292 Freecall: 1800 155 155 PO Box 230 New Lambton NSW 2305 Central Coast Level 1 Fountain Plaza Tel: 4363 9746 148-158 The Entrance Road Fa x: 4365 0231 Erina NSW 2250 Freecall: 1800 155 155 PO Box 3677 Erina NSW 2250