Thank You – Significant Donation of Medical Equipment

Recently NSR received a very generous donation of medical equipment from the family of the late Lise Marie Claudette Tompson-Cyr (February 25, 1959 – July 31, 2015). We were honoured to receive a number of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) along with other medical equipment used in remote industrial settings.  This equipment will be put to use in supporting NSR’s mission in training and where applicable, operationally.

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Exmouth RNLI Crew volunteers rescue a dog and a kite-surfer in one weekend

Photos: (credit: Exmouth RNLI)

PR260218 Inshore lifeboat George Bearman II recovers after kite surfer rescue.

On 24 February, inshore lifeboat George Bearman II launched at 2pm to a dog in difficulty at Langstone Rock, Dawlish Warren. At 12.10pm on 25 February, volunteers self-launched after witnessing a kite-surfer in difficulty, in sight of the lifeboat station.

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Arranmore RNLI station gets new President.



Photos by Nora Flanagan

1. Sebastian Sebo. Majella O’Donnell

2. Erin Mc Cafferty, Majella O’Donnell, John Mc Cafferty.

3. Coxswain Jimmy Early, Majella O’Donnell

4. Jimmy Early, Nora Flanagan, Majella O’Donnell. John Mc Hugh, John Mc Cafferty, Erin Mc Cafferty, Sebastian Sebo

5. Jimmy Early, Sharon O’Donnell

6. John Mc Hugh showing the ropes and knots to the new crew

Majella O’Donnell, wife of Singer Daniel is now the President of Arranmore RNLI Lifeboat Station.

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Royal Flying Doctor Service South Eastern Section modernizes fleet with new Beechcraft King Air 350 turboprops

SINGAPORE (Feb. 7, 2018) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced at the 2018 Singapore Airshow that it has received an order from the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS) South Eastern Section for two modified Beechcraft King Air 350 cargo heavyweight aircraft scheduled to begin delivery in the third quarter of this year. The new turboprops will replace King Air B200 aircraft in order to modernize the organization’s patient transfer and air ambulance fleet.

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Devon and Somerset Fire Service visit

Photos: (credit Devon and Somerset Fire Service)



Devon and Somerset Fire Service Wholetime System Firefighters with Exmouth RNLI volunteers in front of Exmouth lifeboat station.

On 23 January, the newest Wholetime Duty System firefighters from Devon and Somerset Fire Service visited Exmouth lifeboat station to learn about the roles of the volunteers and their lifesaving equipment.

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Textron Aviation begins delivery of Beechcraft King Air turboprop fleet to support air ambulance missions in Canada

Photography of the Hawker Beechcraft King Air 250 on a flight from Beech Field to Medicine Lodge, KS over the Gyp Hills.
Wichita, KS USA

King Air 300i

WICHITA, Kan. (Dec. 19, 2017) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, has begun delivery to CanWest Air, a division of Nor-Alta Aviation Leasing, Inc. When completed, this delivery will include nine Beechcraft King Air turboprop aircraft —eight King Air 250 and one King Air 350  aircraft—which CanWest is purchasing to provide air ambulance support to Alberta Health Services in Alberta, Canada. The new turboprops will replace CanWest’s current air ambulance fleet of King Air B200 aircraft.

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Sikorsky Notified that the City of San Diego Intends to Purchase an S-70i™ Black Hawk Helicopter for Firefighting and Search and Rescue

STRATFORD, Conn., Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Company, received notice that the City of San Diego intends to award a contract for one S-70i™ Black Hawk helicopter in a baseline configuration. The San Diego City Council voted last Wednesday, December 13, 2017 to approve the purchase.

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