TECT Rescue Helicopter | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

TECT Rescue Helicopter

Kawerau Incident

On Wednesday, July 28, the TECT Rescue Helicopter responded to an incident in Kawerau where a male patient had sustained serious injuries. The on-board crew flew the patient to Waikato Hospital.

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Three helicopters called to MVA near Thames

On Thursday, July 15, the TECT Rescue Helicopter, Greenlea Rescue Helicopter and Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter responded to a motor vehicle accident near Thames involving a truck and several cars.

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Waihi Farm Rescue

In the evening of Wednesday, July 14, the TECT Rescue Helicopter attended to a male teenage patient who had sustained burns on a farm in the Waihi area. The onboard crew flew the patient to Waikato Hospital for further treatment.

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Waiotahe MVA

In the morning of Sunday, July 11, the TECT Rescue Helicopter crew responded to a motor vehicle accident in Waiotahe, a rural community in the Bay of Plenty region.

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Mountain Biking Accident in Whangamata

On Saturday, July 10, the TECT Rescue Helicopter crew attended to a young male patient in Whangamata who had sustained a broken collar bone following a mountain bike accident.

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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.

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