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 and Rescue Trust (PSRT) is New Zealand’s largest rescue helicopter trust, operating rescue helicopters throughout the central North Island.

Dispatched through the 111-call system, our rapid response rescue helicopters bring life-saving equipment, rescue personnel and trauma-trained medics directly to the patient.

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

 

Select your base

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

Saving Lives

Setting out for the summit of Mt Ruapehu on a stunning winter’s morning, Xian Zheng and his three friends envisioned a magnificent day ahead of them, with plans to hike to the mountain’s crater lake.

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While Stephen and his wife were biking the Ohakune Old Coach Road Bike Train Stephen suddenly hit a patch of mud and tumbled from his bike, breaking his left hip.

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Jordan Robertson calls her fall at school camp a blessing in disguise, and for good reason.

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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.

The cost of this is huge. Your rescue helicopter has contracts with ACC, DHB’s and NZ police, providing approximately 50% of the operating costs. This means the remaining 50% of funding must come from the community.

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 life saving difference.

In Action

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the Papamoa Hills where a 69 year old Paengaroa man had collapsed while walking up the well known walking track.

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The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the Ruahine Ranges at 6pm on Friday 7 December.

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The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched on the 3rd of December at 12:30 pm to Matakana Island.

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