INJURED FEMALE REPORTED ON LONGSTONE ISLAND

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At 14.05hr on Saturday 21st September 2013, Humber Coastguard paged the duty Seahouses RNLI Launch Authority and requested lifeboat assistance after receiving information from the ambulance service that a woman had fallen and had injuries to leg and wrist on Longstone Island, at the Farne Islands. It was decided to launch the All Weather Lifeboat into the harbour and await the arrival of Paramedics. By 14.43hr, the ambulance had still not arrived, so Humber Coastguard requested the Lifeboat to proceed without ambulance personel (All RNLI Crew are trained to RNLI Casualty Care Medic standard, and the Lifeboat carries a comprehensive Trauma Medical Pack). Whilst the lifeboat was underway to Longstone Island, further information was received from the ambulance service, to say that the casualty was not on the Island but on the rocks at Beadnell Point some 3 miles away on the mainland !

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NASA and Homeland Security Test Radar for Locating Disaster Victims

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Portable ground-penetrating radar is not new. There are many devices that are small and readily portable, but may not penetrate more than 3 m, and larger units that can achieve much greater depth through a wider range of materials. The need to communicate into deep tunnels and scan through thick layers of material after a terror attack or natural disaster has encouraged a number of new development programs similar to that announced by NASA

NASA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are collaborating on a first-of-its-kind portable radar device to detect the heartbeats and breathing patterns of victims trapped in large piles of rubble resulting from a disaster.

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New Generation AW169 Presented to the Italian EMS Community at HEMS 2013 Conference in Massa Carrara

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AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, showcased for the first time the new generation 4.5 tonne-class light intermediate twin engine AW169 at the HEMS 2013 Conference, held in Massa Carrara, Italy. The Italian HEMS Community was allowed to have a first look at the capabilities and features of the aircraft that is meant to set the new standard for rotorcraft aeromedical applications in its class, asthe only new generation helicopter developed in its category in decades.

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AgustaWestland Congratulates RCAF “Rescue 912” Crew from 103 Squadron on Winning 2013 Cormorant Trophy and Prince Philip Helicopter Rescue Award

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AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, congratulates the Royal Canadian Air Force crew of search and rescue helicopter “Rescue 912” for winning both this year’s Cormorant Trophy, and the Prince Philip Helicopter Rescue Award from the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators (GAPAN).

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Bell Helicopter Wins Contract for Up to 20 Aircraft at Helitech International

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Left to right: Sebastien Moulin (Bell Helicopter Regional Sales Manager), Kate Hill (Avincis Group Communications Director), Martin Whittaker (Avincis Group Fleet and Engineering Director), James Drummond (Avincis Group CEO), John Garrison (Bell Helicopter CEO), Eric Cardinali (Bell Helicopter Executive Vice President, Customer Support and Services) and Patrick Moulay (Bell Helicopter Managing Director, Europe)

LONDON, ENGLAND (September 24, 2013) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today at Helitech International 2013 a signed agreement with Avincis Group for the sale of up to 20 helicopters comprised of the Bell 429, Bell412 and Bell 412EPI aircraft, largely for use in Life & Rescue operations.

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