Please help your rescue crew save more lives

Accident or emergency situations can happen anywhere, anytime. It’s what happens next that matters.

Urgent treatment means a greater chance of patient recovery. When the Aerocool Rescue Helicopter is tasked to a life-saving emergency rescue via the emergency 111 call system, it is the best and often the only option.

Founded in 2000, the Aerocool Rescue Helicopter is a free emergency rescue service for the Coastal Bay of Plenty region, bringing life-saving equipment, rescue personnel and trauma-trained Critical Care Flight Paramedics directly to the patient.

We cannot do what we do without the support of our community. We rely on the kindness of people like you to save lives every day.
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Rescue Helicopter Crew Rescues Tramper After Accident thanks to you
On a winter Sunday in early July, Heather from Tauranga embarked on a tramping adventure with her local tramping group. Their destination was Cashmores Clearing, following the Wharawhara River from the Wharawhara Rd end.
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Alex has seen firsthand the life-saving work you make possible, and he’s determined to do his bit
While Alex has been on adventurous pursuits like trail running, watersports and sailing… he’s seen times when the lives of his colleagues, friends and family have depended on the services of a rescue helicopter.
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Alicia got the time-critical flight she needed thanks to you!
It was a grey rainy day in October 2022, when Alicia found herself in a terrifying situation at the Tepapa intersection between the Thermal Explorer Highway and State Highway 28, not far from her home…
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