Bell Helicopter Charts Course for the Future at HELI-EXPO 2014

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Reports Signings of Nearly 200 Aircraft at the Show

Fort Worth, TX (March 5, 2014) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced it secured customer commitments to purchase 196 new Bell helicopters at last week’s Heli-Expo show in Anaheim, CA. The customer signings followed the company’s product unveiling in front of a packed booth full of enthusiastic onlookers (see the video here.) Bell Helicopter for the first time revealed its highly anticipated new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X™ as well as an updated full-size mock up of the Bell 525 Relentless™ in a search-and-rescue configuration.

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Hollyburn Medical Rescue

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This afternoon at 14:05 NSR received a tasking for a medical rescue from BC Ambulance. A male snowshoer had fallen and sustained a leg injury while hiking near the peak of Hollyburn. Luckily there were two BC Parks rangers, who work closely with NSR, in the area who responded to the scene. The rangers along with Cypress Nordic Ski Patrol assessed the patient and splinted the injury.

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EMS Provider SevenBar Orders GrandNew

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AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that SevenBar has placed an order for an EMS configured GrandNew to operate in an air medical transport capacity. Additionally, the SevenBar paint scheme was displayed on the newly-unveiled AW109 Trekker at last week’s Heli Expo in anticipation of future fleet additions across the light twin and light single categories of aircraft.

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Double award celebration for Exmouth RNLI

PR030314-1 Tim Mock with Adrian Carey

Tim Mock with Adrian Carey
Adrian Carey, Head of Operations (Training) presents Tim Mock with his Certificate of Service

PR030314-2 Chris Sims with Andy Hurley

Chris Sims with Andy Hurley
Andy Hurley, Regional Operations Manager (South) presents Chris Sims with his 20 year service badge.

On 1 March, volunteers from Exmouth RNLI and their families gathered at the boathouse on Queens Drive for a double celebration.

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Weston-super-Mare RNLI volunteers called out of bed to save two fishermen in serious trouble when their craft sank.

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Two fishermen were out fishing in the early hours of Sunday when their boat went aground and filled with water. The local RNLI lifeboat crew had to launch the lifeboats they still keep on Birnbeck Island to rescue them.

In the early hours of Sunday morning flares were sighted off Anchor Head in Weston Bay. Swansea Coastguard called out Weston-super-Mare RNLI lifeboat. As it was nearly low water the lifeboat crew had to go onto Birnbeck Island and launch both lifeboats housed there. This was about 3;30 in the morning and so it was pitch black. The launch was made more difficult because the normal lights on Birnbeck were not working and so the lifeboats were launched in the dark within seven minutes of the call..

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The Island the RNLI had to leave for safety reasons becomes a target for the unwise risking their lives.

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Weston-super-Mare RNLI has had to stop regular use of its old home on Birnbeck Island. Others however are risking their lives exploring it. The RNLI still goes to their aid.

At 2:30 pm on Saturday Swansea Coastguard telephoned Weston-super-Mare RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, Pete Holder, and informed him that a man and his young daughter were trapped on Birnbeck Island, at the top of the Lifeboat launch slipway, by the incoming tide. He was requested to go to Birnbeck and unlock the slipway gate and let the people off via the RNLI pier walkway.

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