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British Columbia, Ambulance, Air, Helicopter, First Aid, Trauma,Prince George, Help, Medical

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A proposed air ambulance service is getting renewed support after the closure of a local helicopter company. http://ow.ly/Fsr5R
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It is great to see the community getting behind Heros, we need to get a #AirAmbulance here, Lets make it happen in 2015
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Pacific Western is shutting down permanently next week, which means the other helicopter companies in the city – Yellowhead, Aberdeen, and Tech, will have to pick up the slack. The problem is none of their helicopters are dedicated strictly for medical use. That means in an emergency situation, they might not have a machine available to respond to a 911 dispatch. Even if they do a helicopter available, they first have to strip out the seats, put a rudimentary stretcher in it, then wait for the paramedics/flight crews to arrive before they can launch. None of those helicopters are built for medevac purposes. They don’t even carry oxygen.

It’s those time delays in dispatch that make the system inefficient and dangerous when a time-sensitive medical condition presents itself. Many people think the BC Ambulance Service has helicopter coverage in emergency situations. The reality is, there are too many variables that prevent the arrival of timely medical care. That is why we need the dedicated service H.E.R.O.S. is proposing and why we need industry players and government sources to back us with funding.
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Brandt Tractor provides $10,000 lift for H.E.R.O.S.

Heavy equipment construction and forestry operations are high-risk occupations.

Accidents happen, and when people get hurt, the time it takes to get them to hospital can mean the difference between life and death.

Brandt Tractor Ltd. recognizes that risk and has donated $10,000 to help fund the not-for-profit Northern B.C. Helicopter Emergency Response Operations Society (H.E.R.O.S.) in its efforts to bring a dedicated rapid-response air ambulance helicopter service to Prince George.

“Our industries in the north can be high risk, our people work hard and play hard and we need to help protect them and their families and that is ultimately what a service like H.E.R.O.S. can do for us,” said Foji Dhansaw, Brandt Tractor’s division manager for northern B.C.

“I used to live in Fort St. John where I saw the STARS helicopter come in and save a few lives. If this service can save one life it’s worth it.”

Headquartered in Regina, Sask., the Brandt Group of Companies employs more than 1,800 people in Canada and the United States. Through its Thanks a Billion program, Brandt provides $3 million each year to support charities and community initiatives. Earlier this month, Brandt donated $50,000 to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund.

“We’re hoping our participation in the H.E.R.O.S. cause will spur other organizations in the industry and our customers to jump on board and support this cause,” said Dhansaw.

The H.E.R.O.S base of operations will be staffed by flight/maintenance crews and paramedics, and its helicopter will be ready to launch within minutes of receiving an emergency call. Pilots can be equipped with night-vision technology to allow night-time flights to remote areas in most weather conditions. The H.E.R.O.S. organization will work together with the B.C. Ambulance Service and other first responders, Northern Health, all three levels of government and First Nations to develop an operational plan.

The H.E.R.O.S. is pushing for construction of a hospital helipad at UNHBC to speed the transfer of sick and injured patients to definitive emergency medical care. The group will continue to encourage donations from local businesses and will seek additional funding from governments, corporations and private individuals to help bring the service to Prince George within the next year.

“It’s encouraging to see companies like Brandt Tractor step out to support our cause and this generous donation will help us in our efforts to improve pre-hospital care for the people of northern B.C.,” said H.E.R.O.S. executive director Roberta Squire.

“Northern cities like Prince Rupert, Grande Prairie and Fort McMurray already have dedicated air ambulance helicopter service. Why not Prince George.”
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#STARS does not work here that is why we need #Heros! Help bring this here because #Secondscount http://ow.ly/EywbJ
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Congratulations to Northern BC H.E.R.O.S. very own Roberta Squire for her nomination for the Healthier You Award, in the category of Research. This category was awarded to a company/individual /organization that performed research in the field of health and wellness within Northern British Columbia.

The Healthier You Awards Show, which was put on by by the Honourable Shirley Bond and the Immigrant & Multicultural Services Society. Sponsors include Canadian Tire, YMCA of Northern BC, NCDA (New Car Dealers Association of BC), Treasure Cove Casino, The Prince George Citizen, Telus, College of New Caledonia, University of Northern British Columbia, Northern Health, IDL and Spectra Energy . Ceremony took place on November 14, 2014 at UNBC Bentley Centre.

Congratulations to all winners and nominees
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Helicopter called into rescue woman from Tabor Mountain. Thankfully more advanced medical was not needed. http://ow.ly/Eqn48
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One person is dead and another is in critical condition after a crash on Hwy. 97C Saturday afternoon.

We need to get this here! Air Ambulance called to Kelowna..
A Dodge truck left the highway and rolled down a steep bank. It stopped rolling when it smashed into a fence at the bottom of the ravine, it ended up on its side.

Rescuers were not able to save a male who died at the scene. An air ambulance transported the female to hospital in Kelowna.
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The celebrations have barely ended but a high-flying charity which has recently marked a landmark mission is already making plans for the future.

Wales Air Ambulance launched on St David’s Day 2001, attending a rugby neck injury in Glynneath on its first ever callout.

Since then crews have been to 20,000 incidents across Wales.

And their 20,000th callout was no less dramatic than usual.

They arrived at the scene of a head-on collision on the A4107 in Treochy within minutes. They were met by a patient with chest and arm injuries who had been thrown from the car.

Paramedic Jason Hughes, who on was duty, said they were able to land on the winding valley road within minutes.

The man, who was “lucky to be alive,” arrived at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, just seven minutes later.
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