Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust
The Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust offers an emergency and search and rescue helicopter service to Taranaki. They rely heavily on community support and donations.
Armed with life-saving equipment, rescue personnel and trauma-trained medics, the rescue helicopter is a vital emergency resource for the Taranaki region. The service provides rapid response rescue and medical assistance in time-critical accident and medical situations and accessibility to remote and compromised locations.
"Our dedicated, free-of-charge service is ready to serve you, your family and your community – today and in the future".
Taranaki is a natural playground – peaks, rivers and ocean – all providing major hurdles for emergency services when an accident occurs. The Trust prides themselves on working collaboratively with other rescue services to reduce lives lost in the community. The rapid response is powered by an expert crew of pilots, crewmen and paramedics. In a life and death situation it is the speed, agility and expertise that can make all the difference with patients able to receive medical treatment whilst enroute to a medical facility.
PrimoWireless proudly provides ultrafast broadband to the flight hangar in New Plymouth, and aircrew regularly use PrimoWireless' Webcams to assess weather conditions around the province determining the quickest route possible potentially saving minutes of flight time and ultimately lives.
All of our staff are a Friend with Benefits -
The Trust watches over their FRIENDS. Should you, or a family member who resides at your home, find yourself in a hospital outside of the Taranaki region, they can provide you with a free hospital-to-hospital repatriation service. This will allow you to be transported back to Taranaki Base Hospital where you can continue your recovery closer to your own family and friends.
As a FRIEND you are helping save lives.
Donations to a charitable trust, like the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust, qualify for a 33.33% tax rebate. They will provide you with a tax receipt for your donation. Contact them on 0508 4737 283 to become their FRIEND!
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