TECT Rescue Helicopter | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

TECT Rescue Helicopter

Medical event

On Saturday 25 January the TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to a Ohaaki (north of Taupo) where a 33 year old Te Puke woman had fallen unwell with a serious medical event. She was stabilised at the scene by Paramedics before being flown to Waikato hospital in a critical condition.  

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Motor vehicle accident

Firday 24 January the TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a rural road near Atiamuri where 54yo Auckland woman received multiple injuries when the car she was travelling in (front seat passenger) left the road and crashed into a tree. She had to be extricated from the car by FENZ and was stabilized at the […]

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MORE FM’s Mount Everest Challenge 2020

[STARTS] MORE FM’s Mount Everest Challenge 2020 The very successful Mount Everest Challenge is back! Join us and Climb the Mount 38 times in 50 days to raise money for TECT Rescue Helicopter. We are thrilled that the TECT Rescue Helicopter has been selected as this year’s recipient charity for the 6th annual Mount Everest Challenge, held in Mount Maunganui. This […]

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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.

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