Videos: QLD’s Rescue 500 chopper at work
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QLD’s rescue 500 chopper crew are putting their Go Pro camera’s to amazing use – take a look at some of the footage they get on a regular basis. Medical retrievals from deep in the bush, MVA’s, even winching crew down onto makeshift helipads on cruise ships at sea. Amazing stuff.
More can be found on their [facebook page here].
Today's task was to a Road Traffic Crash just outside of Kilcoy 35NM North West of Brisbane. Police Ambulance and Fire resources were all in attendance. The road was closed down for a period whilst the patient was stabilised. Rescue 500 then transported the patient back to the RBH for further treatment. Thanks to all involved for their assistance.
Posted by Queensland Government Air on Wednesday, 19 October 2016
A task from last week. The crew from Rescue 500 completed a winch of a passenger off a cruise ship. Many steps are undertaken to make sure the mission is a successful one for all involved.
Posted by Queensland Government Air on Thursday, 8 December 2016
Posted by Queensland Government Air on Friday, 13 January 2017
Rescue 500 training for water rescues doing diver drop procedures in Lake Manchester
Posted by Queensland Government Air on Wednesday, 8 June 2016
The crew of Queensland Air Rescue Base Brisbane yesterday carrying out essential HABD drills training – Helicopter Air Breathing Device (Spare Air) . This is to help the crew to escape the helicopter in the event of ditching overwater. The spare air bottle gives the crew an extra 20 breaths approximately to come out of their seat belts, open an exit door or window and swim clear of the sinking helicopter to the surface. Hopefully we will never have to put this drill into action. A big thanks to Queensland Police for letting us use the great facilities at The Queensland Police Academy Pool Facility to carry out this important training.
Posted by Queensland Government Air on Thursday, 2 July 2015
Rescue 500 crew & QFES Swift Water Rescue Technician carrying out currency training together in preparation for the coming storm & cyclone season.
Posted by Queensland Government Air on Friday, 9 December 2016
Source for photo and video : Rescue 500 facebook page.
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