The State Rescue Helicopter Service (SRHS) is a shared aerial performance – between South Australia Police (SAPOL) and the SA Ambulance Service (SAAS) – that protects South Australian lives with a heavy Think about regional communities restricted by their entry to emergency healthcare.
An unimaginable rescue at a waterfall in Mannum on the weekend extremelights The numerous missions assigned to emergency responders.
Police Minister Vincent Tarzia said A particular person was airlifted by SAAS rescue paramedics and a MedSTAR retrieval group to the Royal Adelaide Hospital after falling roughly 20 metres On the waterfall, on Cascade Rd, simply earlier than 4pm on Sunday 12 September.
SAPOL, SAAS and volunteers from the State Emergency Service and Nation Hearth Service labored collectively to retrieve and stabilise the 34-yr-previous man earlier than he was winched to protectedty with non life-threatening accidents.
“The livery on these essential helicopters has had a facelift However the service stays Precisely the identical – lifesaving,” Minister Tarzia said.
“Our helicopters are In a place To answer at a second’s discover. They conduct search and rescue missions on land, at sea, and assist police pursuits and operations concentrating on criminals.
“Speedy emergency medical interventions and affected person retrievals from road crashes and regional hospitals furtherly happen frequently.”
In 2020/21, rescue helicopters have been deployed 735 occasions for medical-associated incidents. Prior to now 12 months, 647 operational SAPOL duties have been carried out, Ensuing in 132 apprehensions and 24 lacking people found.
SAAS MedSTAR Medical Director Andrew Pearce said rescue and retrieval clinicians are Responsible for offering care to the critically unwell and injured.
“The mannequin new livery is a shiny reminder to The general public that be it on The underside or Inside the skies, Particular Operations paramedics and MedSTAR docs and nurses are right here To maintain the group protected,” Dr Pearce said.
“Our airborne clinicians work in A pair of of the difficult environments And that i thank them For his or her ongoing service to South Australians in want.”
Tright here are presently three SRHS contracted plane – two with SAAS mannequining and the third coated in SAPOL graphics. The SAPOL mannequined twin engine helicopter is changing a single engine plane As a Outcome of of mandated regulatory modifications.
SAPOL Assistant Commissioner Noel Bamford, Safety and Emergency Administration Service, praised The potential of the new police mannequined helicopter.
“This plane options twin engines To current further protectedty and has the performance To maintain As a lot as eight people,” AC Bamford.
“It options extreme definition, thermal imaging cameras and A very shiny spotlight To be used at Evening time referred to as a ‘Evening time photo voltaic’.
“This plane further enhances the performance for state emergency providers, collectively with SA Police, to shortly and effectively Reply to and handle emergency circumstances.”
Regardless of their agency particular mannequining, all three plane wunwell proceed to be shared for operational use.