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    Services on scene said that no aircraft could be...

    Services on scene said that no aircraft could be supplied. There is no pictures or DF publicity.
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    http://www.military.ie/air-corps/organisation/role...

    http://www.military.ie/air-corps/organisation/roles-of-the-air-corps/

    ATCA is a secondary role of the DF. They received a request and what I've been told is they could not supply an aircraft.
    I...
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    The local authority requested an IAC helicopter...

    The local authority requested an IAC helicopter for a firefighting sortie but I was informed it didn't show up.
    No mention of it here and usually Rhodes is pretty good at highlighting these sort of...
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    So can anyone confirm if an AC heli assisted...

    So can anyone confirm if an AC heli assisted here?

    http://www.thejournal.ie/gorse-fire-irelands-eye-2170281-Jun2015/
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    Hi X-RayOne, I have to say I totally agree that...

    Hi X-RayOne, I have to say I totally agree that the level of care should be at AP level. Most of the flights don't require it, but there are a few that do.
    The CG contract always had paramedics for...
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    Hi Tenet, All the PDLZ's are (as the name...

    Hi Tenet,
    All the PDLZ's are (as the name implies) already identified as suitable for landing. Naturally good airmanship means you assess all LZ's before landing, even if you are in there all the...
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    So you are denying that M112 has been operating...

    So you are denying that M112 has been operating out of Baldonell on a number of occasions recently? In that case the NACC must be misinformed as they had stated so in the past two weeks.
    Poor hover...
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    If you were clutching your chest in west cork,...

    If you were clutching your chest in west cork, with an AP by your side would you want an aircraft coming from Athlone or Baldonell or would you want one twenty mins away in Shannon for example? What...
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    No DeV, you are correct. Also not all seriously...

    No DeV, you are correct. Also not all seriously ill patients travel by air, some are transported by road crews operating at paramedic level. The national treatment level for STEMI patients is...
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    Good question and one I'd love to see a decent...

    Good question and one I'd love to see a decent answer for myself. I have asked, believe me.
    Almost all of the HEMS cases that CG a/c get send on have an advanced paramedic in attendance when the...
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    So the photos on the M112 Facebook page that are...

    So the photos on the M112 Facebook page that are almost all pitches of some sort were all cases that the 139 couldn't land on scene I take it? Why then can't they land close to the scene in nearly...
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    No offence intended Rhodes but do you actually...

    No offence intended Rhodes but do you actually realise how the HEMS operation works? The NACC who coordinate all aeromedical flights instruct both the M112 and CG a/c where to go to collect their...
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    JBM, the following was issued in 2009. Please...

    JBM, the following was issued in 2009.
    Please see link: http://euroalert.net/en/contracts.aspx?idl=285991

    In particular "The IRCG currently operates a Search & Rescue (SAR) Service comprising...
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    You could have been right in thinking that but it...

    You could have been right in thinking that but it is a SAR and HEMS contract. The 4 CG bases are 24/7/365 SAR and HEMS bases. The article linked further up this page gives a good explanation.
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    Between 2100/2200 and 0730/0830 (depending on the...

    Between 2100/2200 and 0730/0830 (depending on the base) IRCG SAR helicopter crews are on 45 min notice. That's 4 aircraft on 45 min notice. What is the hrs of the M112 operation in Athlone? It's...
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    Correct Brian but only for STEMI's. Non cardiac...

    Correct Brian but only for STEMI's. Non cardiac patients still go into ED.
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    http://mobile.medicalindependent.ie/page.aspx?cont...

    http://mobile.medicalindependent.ie/page.aspx?contentid=63141
    Interesting statistics.....
    I find it interesting that the EAS and Medevac 112 are seen as the same thing. The reality is that the EAS...
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    Haven't been following this thread at all but a...

    Haven't been following this thread at all but a non member of IMO has and sent me the following by email by way of a contribution to this topic:

    "They are way off target at €1.5m for an F5. Low...
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    could this have a bearing on the possible...

    could this have a bearing on the possible replacement of the Cessnas? Possibly one of their regular ops gone?
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    The crews of R118 and R115 were very grateful to...

    The crews of R118 and R115 were very grateful to the Casa crew for their assistance. It shows how useful the Casa is for the TC role. The story doesn't do them justice. After R118 aborted the initial...
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    Been busy the past while, what have I missed?!...

    Been busy the past while, what have I missed?!
    Reference the comms fit of the S92, check out this link-...
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    It was just a comms link that they provided, not...

    It was just a comms link that they provided, not top cover by defination. Had the 92 ditched there would have been nothing the Lear could have done, they wouldn't even be able to say where the 92...
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    TC is requested when SAR a/c are offshore beyond...

    TC is requested when SAR a/c are offshore beyond The range of FM comms or when the position of a vessel is not known with any degree of certainty. It is a safety consideration.
    CG crews are...
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    This is the Top Cover thread is it not? Is top...

    This is the Top Cover thread is it not?

    Is top cover not ATCA, is it not provided to other state agencies? The IRCG request AC assistance to provide top cover to it's duty aircraft, simple.

    On...
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    I'd have thought a better question would be "so...

    I'd have thought a better question would be "so should all the stated missions of the AC available 24/7?"
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