Invite to Base Open Days | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Invite to Base Open Days

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Don’t miss your chance to meet the hardworking crew behind your local Rescue Helicopter.

Earlier this month, Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter opened its gates to public for their annual Open Day. Owned by New Zealand’s largest search and rescue helicopter operator, Philips Search and Rescue Trust – Tauranga, Taupo and Rotorua are next in line for the series of Open Days this month.

Chief Pilot and Waikato Base Manager, Grant Bremner;

“Community generosity plays a crucial role in funding the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter, this Open Day was our chance to give back and your chance to see the impact your donations can have.”

A day out with a difference, the base Open Day will enable you to get up close and personal with the Rescue Helicopter and crew. Rescue demonstrations by both the Rescue Helicopter team and local emergency services, competitions, refreshments, entertainment and the opportunity to win a helicopter flight ensure an action packed day for the family.

Free admission, held Sunday 10am to 2pm, for further information call 0800 11 10 10.

Philips Search and Rescue Trust next Open Days, 10am-2pm:

22 March – Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter, Ian Pain Memorial Hangar on Clarke St, 17th Avenue, Tauranga Hospital, Tauranga – (covering Bay of Plenty)

22 March – Greenlea Rescue Helicopter, 1105 Anzac Memorial Drive, Taupo – (covering Taupo, Central Plateau)

29 March – BayTrust Rescue Helicopter, Rotorua Hospital, Corner Arawa St and Pukeroa Rd, Rotorua – (covering Bay of Plenty)

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter Open Day will be held at a later date.

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Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter crew

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.

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