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RACQ Lifeflight welcomes Queensland Government funding

RACQ Lifeflight welcomes Queensland Government funding

Minister for Emergency Services Mark Ryan announced today the Palaszczuk Government’s $2.4 million allocation in its 2017/18 State Budget to keep the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter in Mount Isa flying to ensure the safety of residents and visitors to the north-west. “The LifeFlight operations are an important emergency service for Queenslanders and in particular for… Read more »

Source: LifeFlight, 24-Jul-17

RACQ network clocks up 1220 missions in just five months

RACQ network clocks up 1220 missions in just five months

RACQ’s sponsored rescue helicopter network has clocked up more than 1220 missions saving hundreds of lives in just the first five months of the year. The network, which included RACQ LifeFlight Rescue, RACQ CQ Rescue and RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service, provided care to more than 75 percent of Queensland. RACQ spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said… Read more »

Source: RACQ, 13-Jun-17

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RAC Rescue Helicopter reaches 5000 milestone​

RAC Rescue Helicopter reaches 5000 milestone​

Western Australia’s RAC Rescue notched up its 5,000th mission this week, with the service playing a pivotal role over the past 13 years to provide life-saving medical treatment. Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) Assistant Commissioner Gary Gifford said one of the most common tasks RAC Rescue has attended over the years is road… Read more »

Source: DFES, 18-Oct-16

RACQ Careflight secures $300m 10-year funding agreement

RACQ Careflight secures $300m 10-year funding agreement

The future of community helicopter rescue services in Queensland has been assured for a further 10 years. See Full Story

Source: SMH, 15-Dec-14

Mining firm gives lifeline to helicopter service

Mining firm gives lifeline to helicopter service

LADY Loretta provided a “lifeline” for the financially struggling RACQ North Queensland Rescue Helicopter Service. See Full Story

Source: North West Star, 03-Dec-14

RACQ expands helicopter rescue fleet to Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay

RACQ expands helicopter rescue fleet to Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay

The RACQ now sponsors the entire fleet of community rescue helicopters across Queensland, with the addition today of the Maroochydore and Bundaberg-based Sunshine Coast Helicopter Rescue Service. RACQ Group Chief Executive Officer Ian Gillespie said the expansion to the Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay Burnett substantially enhances the RACQ’s community rescue network. “Becoming the naming… Read more »

Source: RACQ, 02-Jul-13