Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Rescue Helicopters save lives

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Rescue Helicopters save lives

Donate Now

You can too

Rescue Helicopters save lives

Donate Now

You can too

Rescue Helicopters save lives

Donate Now

You can too

Rescue Helicopters save lives

Donate Now

You can too

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Philips Search & Rescue Trust (PSRT) is the charity responsible for fundraising and promotion of the North Island’s largest pool of community rescue helicopters.

Available through the emergency 111 call system, our rapid response rescue helicopters bring life-saving equipment, rescue personnel, and trauma-trained Intensive Care Paramedics directly to the patient. The timely assistance that rescue helicopters provide can reduce disability and improve survival.  The sooner treatment begins, the greater the chance of patient recovery.

It could be you, or your loved ones that need us. Your support ensures that your rescue helicopter is available to your community.

 

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Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter
TECT Rescue Helicopter
Greenlea Rescue Helicopter
Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter

Saving Lives

While on a family holiday in Port Charles, 9-year-old Ben took a tumble off a bouncy castle. “He pulled his legs up in the air and took too big of a jump down the slide, missed the bottom and thumped to the ground, landing straight on his lower back,” said mum Laura.

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From the moment he woke up that morning, Dave felt dreadful. Every time he stood up his world spun.

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When a motorbike ride on his parent’s farm took a turn for the worst, Hamish Shearer was grateful the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was there when he needed it the most.

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We Need You

Your support ensures rescue helicopters are available to your community.
Your rescue helicopter can be airborne in 10 minutes and, in a life or death situation, this speed and agility can make all the difference. The timely assistance that rescue helicopters provide can reduce disability and improve survival – the sooner treatment begins, the greater chance of patient recovery.

We are partially funded by a government contract with National Ambulance Sector Office (NASO). We rely heavily on the generosity of sponsors and the community to help fund the shortfall that allows us to be rescue ready 24/7, 365 days of the year. This crucial financial support ensures our rescue helicopter can continue to bring life-saving equipment, rescue personnel, and intensive care paramedics directly to the patient.

Without your support, your rescue helicopter would not be able to remain operational on a 24/7, 365 day a year basis. This could mean a serious delay in people being rescued or transported to hospital for urgent treatment.

Support your rescue helicopter and make a lifesaving difference.

Saving Lives, Together.

In Action

On Monday, January 17, at around 4pm, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter responded to a beacon search in the Gisborne area.

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In the afternoon of Monday, January 17, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was tasked to the Tongariro Crossing for a tramper who slipped, sustaining an ankle injury.

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