EMS
Dec. 10, 2014, Edmonton - Edmonton’s STARS air ambulance will now be stocked up on a life-saving resource, opting to carry units of blood on board at all times when responding to medical missions.
Dec. 1, 2014, Prince George, B.C. - Tempest Aviation Group has become the latest local business to donate to a campaign to establish a dedicated rapid-response air ambulance helicopter service for northern B.C.
Nov. 24, 2014, Prince George, B.C. - The executive director of the Helicopter Emergency Response Operations Society (HEROS) says she should know by the end of January whether there is enough support to bring dedicated emergency medical helicopter service to northern B.C.
Sept. 3, 2014, Vancouver - For three hours, Sue Gordon watched as a massive rescue operation unfolded after a tour bus carrying 56 people flipped on the Coquihalla Highway Thursday afternoon. As she was getting ready to continue her trip home to Tsawwassen, she bent down to pull off a bloody piece of paper that had blown against her leg.
July 28, 2014, Moscow, Rus. - As recently announced by the Moscow Health Department, following an open tender, Airbus Helicopters Vostok was awarded a contract to supply two medical helicopters for the Health Department’s Scientific and Practical Centre of Emergency Medicine. The preferred rotorcraft among two other bidders was the proven EC145.
July 23, 2014, Saskatoon - Barrie Tolmie couldn’t contain his excitement about STARS Air Ambulance’s new helicopter. “Compared to what we’ve been flying before, this helicopter is just absolutely phenomenal,” the pilot said, with the enthusiasm of a teenager showing off a new hotrod.
July 22, 2014, Fort Worth, Tx. - Bell Helicopter has announced a signed purchase agreement for the first two Bell 429s configured for Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) in the Middle East.
July 16, 2014, Vancouver - Northern B.C. needs a dedicated helicopter ambulance service to ensure those with traumatic injuries get proper treatment, according to a research thesis written by a UNBC student.
July 14, 2014, Saskatoon - The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) is the first medical service in Canada to begin stocking blood in advance for life-saving transfusions on air medical missions. The STARS base in Saskatoon is now the third base to come on line.
June 19, 2014, Ottawa - A quick-thinking air traffic controller saved an ORNGE air ambulance helicopter from taxiing into the path of a landing Federal Express cargo jet at Ottawa airport.
June 16, 2014, Brossard, Que. - Airmedic has acquired two AgustaWestland 109GrandNew helicopters specifically configured for emergency medical services (EMS)—a first in Quebec.
June 3, 2014, Marignane, Fra. - As the leading helicopter manufacturer in helicopter emergency medical services – with a 60 percent market share – Airbus Helicopters is introducing its evolved EC145 T2 rotorcraft in the helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) configuration.
June 2, 2014, Toronto - Ornge, Ontario's air ambulance service, has been charged with 17 offences under the Canadian Labour Code, CBC News learned Friday.
April 4, 2014, Oxford, U.K. - One of the United Kingdom’s busiest medical airlift providers – Midlands Air Ambulance Charity – has put its newest rotorcraft in operation: an Airbus Helicopters EC135 T2e, becoming the first fully-owned fleet member for this regional charity organisation.
March 20, 2014, Winnipeg - The Selinger government ignored its own rules when it signed a deal with the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) helicopter air ambulance, auditor general Carol Bellringer says in a scathing report.
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