THE FIRST IN ENGLAND – EAST ANGLIAN AIR AMBULANCE; TRAINED, PREPARED AND READY TO FLY AT NIGHT

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After almost a year of crew training, a brand new state of the art helicopter and logistical ground preparations, the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) is proud to announce that it is now available to be tasked to incidents on their dedicated air ambulance during the hours of darkness.

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House of Commons Speech

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By Curtis Jones

North Vancouver MP Andrew Saxton made a speech on North Shore Rescue in the House of Commons today. The video of the speech can be found here, 7 minutes and 15 seconds in. If the link doesn’t work for you, navigate to http://parlvu.parl.gc.ca/parlvu/upcomingevents.aspx?lang and click on May 21, 2013 and open the video/audio file at 2:00 to 3:00 pm (Question Period for HoC Sitting No. 252 [Centre Block – Chamber]).

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Strong Storms Over Oklahoma

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This image of the storm system that generated the F-4 tornado in Moore, Oklahoma was taken by NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard one of the Earth Observing System (EOS) satellites. The image was captured on May 20, 2013, at 19:40 UTC (2:40 p.m. CDT) as the tornado began its deadly swath.

Image Credit: NASA/Goddard/Jeff Schmaltz/MODIS Land Rapid Response Team

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Assist Craster Inshore Lifeboat while

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The Craster ILB

At 20.15hr on Monday 20th May 2013, Humber Coastguard telephoned Seahouses Lifeboat Operations Manager, and advised him of a situation at Craster. The Craster Inshore Lifeboat had been carrying out an exercise with shore based Coastguard Officers, one of whom was on rocks acting as a casualty. Th Craster ILB had suffered an engine problem, and in accordance with standard safety procedures, the crew had beached the boat at Embleton, while they attempted to remedy the fault. While the coastguard officer “casualty” was in no danger, there was some mild concern for his welfare.

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Special visitors witness Exmouth RNLI in action

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The inshore lifeboat with three crew volunteers returns to the Exmouth RNLI boathouse. Photo: RNLI/Emma Tarling

Invited guests who attended an event at Exmouth lifeboat station on Thursday 16 May had the opportunity to see the RNLI crew volunteers in operation. The 15 guests had visited the station as part of a ‘Special Visitors Day’ to hear about how their support helps the charity to save lives at sea.

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SAR Spotlight On, SARSO Issue Four

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The fourth issue of this new serial publication reviewed Combat SAR, MASH and CSH field hospitals, combat SAR helicopters and tilt rotor aircraft. The issue looked at the Race2Recovery and Walking With The Wounded teams of military battle casualties who were recovered, treated and rehabilitated to take part in demanding challenges on equal terms with uninjured comptetitors.

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SAR Spotlight On, SARSO Issue Three

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The third issue of this new serial publication reviewed the Royal National Lifeboat Institute beach-launched all-weather lifeboats and the introduction of the new Shannon Class ALB. This review includes the RNLI Headquarters and the new ALB factor that is being built on the Headquarters site. In addition a review of the Shannon Class and its launching system, the Mersey Class, which is being replaced by the Shannon, is reviewed together with its launching system. The first two Lifeboat stations to received the Shannon during 2013 are covered together with the Aldeburgh station that has yet to be listed to have its Mersey Class replaced by the Shannon.

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