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    Quote Originally Posted by Saab View Post
    My mate's niece was transfered from Dublin to Great Ormond St last week for a critical surgery.

    Great job done by the AC and the ambulance crews that transfered them to Bal and from the airport in London.

    According to my mate, who just came home yesterday, it was a very slick operation indeed.
    And isn't that what really matters...peoples lives get saved...by whatever agencies it takes.

    Hope she is doing better Saab.
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    So lads, and ladies; How are ye all fixed for the 28th??

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    Medevac 112 arrived into UCHG yesterday evening, with Rescue 118 holding over the City, 112 then lifted and landed in the football pitch near the pad and 118 came in, an hour later Rescue 115 came in, few pictures from last night. Fantastic life saving service, well done to all involved















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    Defence Forces rush critical patient to UK hospital

    The flight is the 22nd inter-hospital air ambulance mission carried out by the Defence Forces this year


    An Irish Defence Forces plane on standby

    The Defence Forces rushed a critical patient to hospital in the UK by air ambulance last night.

    An Air Corps Duty Officer received a 'Priority 1' request to transfer a young patient to a London facility from the National Aeromedical Coordination Centre at 4.30pm on Saturday.

    The fixed wing aircraft stand-by crew were contacted, a mission was organised and a CASA Maritime Patrol aircraft was ready to leave for London at 5.55pm.



    The plane , call sign 'Irish 252', arrived in Heathrow just after 9pm and the patient made the rest of the journey safely by road.

    The flight is the 22nd inter-hospital air ambulance mission carried out by the Defence Forces this year.
    http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish...atient-3301386

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    All-island air ambulance service discussed

    Plans for an all-island air ambulance service that would guarantee lifesaving treatment in 90 minutes are being discussed by authorities on either side of the border.

    Minister for Health Dr James Reilly said the pilot air ambulance service based in Athlone, Co Westmeath, was "extremely successful" and plans are now in place for its retention and an additional cross-border service.

    Speaking at an event in Co Westmeath this morning, Mr Reilly said, "we have a report on hand now which suggests it (the Athlone-based service) has been extremely successful and that it should be kept going and we are examining how to make that happen."

    He revealed he had been in talks with Northern Ireland's Minister for Health Edwin Poots yesterday.

    "We were examining how we might extend the service through the addition of a helicopter service in the north of Ireland," he explained.

    Mr Reilly said a Northern Ireland based service "could extend into the northern regions of the country and allow our air ambulance service extend further south so that we have an all-island approach."

    Should the plans succeed he said: "we can give everybody that guarantee that if they have got a major life-threatening event they are going to get seen, for instance if they have a heart attack, they will be able to get somewhere where they can have a stent done within 90 minutes everywhere in the country."

    According to Mr Reilly, a huge amount of co-operative work is already ongoing with the health services in Northern Ireland.

    "There is massive opportunity here, and of course both Minister Poots and I are acutely aware of the fact that there are several different funds available from Europe around cross border innovative approaches to healthcare," he explained.

    In terms of funding, Mr Reilly said he and his Northern Ireland counterpart are "examining how to leverage those to improve health services both sides of the border."
    http://www.rte.ie/news/2014/0502/614862-air-ambulance/

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    Delighted for all the crews on the Helicopters and the HSE its a wonderful life saving service and they have made it the success that it is, well done.

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    Today was the busiest day for the Air Corps Medevac 112 and Inter Hospital transfer 139 into UCHG , I lost track off all the landings and take offs but at least six times in, what a service they provide.

    Few pics taken by my Son








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    Is there much of a performance penalty when flying with the skis?

    The wheels always looked too small

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    From the EAS FB page:

    June 2012-April 2014
    1088 taskings
    Responded to 84%
    57% successfully completed
    27% stood down enroute to patient
    16% turn down to failing light (VFR), weather or aircraft related issues

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    Nice photos
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tadpole View Post
    Nice photos
    That was some Edit!!!

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    Medevac 112 on its first operational tasking to the new secondary helicopter pad at UCHG today some pictures for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meatbomb View Post
    An extension of the current rolling inter departmental agreement until a tender can be worked into next year's HSE budget one would hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    Permanent basis
    Got my doubts but time will tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meatbomb View Post
    Got my doubts but time will tell.
    That's what he says was recommended

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    He says the IAC support the EAS, the EAS will be established permanently. The working group is deciding how best to provide the EAS and the IAC are involved till Sept.
    I don't see where he says IAC will be operating the EAS permanently.

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    How about this for a good rumour, Reilly takes over as Minister for Defence ( "genuine" rumour) and turns the Air Corps into a more proactive and enthusiastic provider of air ambulance overruling the objections of the penny pinchers of the DOD . I heard him described as a conviction politician very much committed to health..... What about Medevac 113 and Medevac 114?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meatbomb View Post
    He says the IAC support the EAS, the EAS will be established permanently. The working group is deciding how best to provide the EAS and the IAC are involved till Sept.
    I don't see where he says IAC will be operating the EAS permanently.
    I didn't say that he said the AC should be permanently involved "evaluation... Clinical need....established on a permanent basis"

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    Bloody idiots. I hope they catch them soon.

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    Air ambulance carrying sick child was targeted by laser aimed at pilots

    Laura Larkin12 July 2014 10:24 AM

    AN air ambulance was targeted by a blinding laser beam as it was transferring a critically ill newborn child to hospital.

    The infant was being moved from Letterkenny to the Rotunda Maternity Hospital for urgent treatment when it was hit by the high-frequency green laser.

    For those trying to pilot the aircraft, it was like "looking into a bright green sun".

    It happened 10 minutes before the helicopter was due to land in Dublin at 10.10pm as it flew over Co Cavan on Wednesday night.


    A doctor and a nurse from the Rotunda were looking after the newborn who was in an incubator at the back of the 12-seater aircraft. As the team were rushing the baby for life-saving care, the pilots had no choice but to continue their flight.

    Pilot David Browne, a captain in the Irish Air Corps, said: "The (laser) strike lasted about a minute. First the cockpit was filled with an intense green light, it was like looking into a bright green sun. The laser then moved into the rear of the aircraft where the medical team were attending the infant.

    "You have to remain professional and concentrate on the job and shield your eyes as best you can," said the pilot.

    Laser strikes – particularly with the higher frequency green laser – are becoming increasingly common according to the Air Corp.

    On this occasion, tragedy was narrowly avoided, as the strike occurred just before the pilots began using their night vision goggles.

    "Literally another five minutes and our goggles would have been down and that would have increased the hazard hugely," said the 39-year-old. "My co-pilot had already tested his to see if it was dark enough to use them yet, but we had just enough light to fly without them."

    The eyewear is designed to intensify any available light source – but are rendered useless when hit by laser beams.

    "Not only are lasers temporarily blinding, they can also cause lasting retina damage," said Mr Browne.

    The young patient arrived at the hospital and remains there, in a serious condition.

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    'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
    'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
    Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
    He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
    http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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    Dublin Airport has been targeted in the past

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    This is the new Bill, soon to be law. It replaces the 'Non-Fatal Offences against the Person Act' as the law to be applied to Laser strikes.
    PART 7
    MISCELLANEOUS AMENDMENTS – AIRPORTS
    Prohibition on dazzling aircraft
    43. (1) A person who deliberately or recklessly directs or shines a light at or in the direction of—
    (a) a pilot or co-pilot of an aircraft,
    (b) a person involved in the operation of the flight of an aircraft, or
    (c) a person carrying out air traffic control services,
    so that the light may dazzle, distract or confuse the pilot or person in the performance of his or her duties commits an offence.
    (2) A person who commits an offence under this section is liable—
    (a) on summary conviction to a class A fine or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to both, or
    (b) on conviction on indictment—
    (i) where the person is an individual – to a fine not exceeding €50,000, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years or to both, or
    (ii) where the person is a body corporate –to a fine not exceeding €250,000, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years or to both.
    (3) In this section—
    “aircraft” means any machine that can derive support in the atmosphere from the reactions of the air other than the reactions of the air against the earth’s surface;
    “air traffic control service” means a service provided for the purposes of—
    (a) preventing collisions between aircraft and, on the manoeuvring area, between aircraft and obstructions, and
    (b) expediting and maintaining an orderly flow of air traffic.
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    The IAA says there were 158 incidents of this type in 2013
    The AC alone has had 20 this year

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