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NSW Ambulance and Westpac Rescue Helicopter Base at Lismore Airport

NSW Ambulance and Westpac Rescue Helicopter Base at Lismore Airport

NSW aeromedical services will get a significant boost with the official opening of the brand new $5 million NSW Ambulance and Westpac Rescue Helicopter Base at Lismore Airport. Minister for Health Brad Hazzard, joined by Member for Lismore Thomas George, NSW Ambulance Commissioner Dominic Morgan and Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service CEO Richard Jones, today officially… Read more »

Source: NSW Ambulance, 11-Sep-17

Belmont Rescue Helicopter Base Opened

Belmont Rescue Helicopter Base Opened

SW Ambulance Commissioner Dominic Morgan today officially opened the new $5.5 million NSW Ambulance & Westpac Rescue Helicopter Base at Belmont. Located at Lake Macquarie Airport, 864 Pacific Highway, Marks Point, Mr Morgan said the 24/7 base enables the NSW Ambulance and Hunter New England Health medical team on board to deliver faster and further… Read more »

Source: NSW Ambulance, 17-Jul-17

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NSW Government provides $2.3M for new EMS base

NSW Government provides $2.3M for new EMS base

The NSW Government will provide $2.3 million for a new Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service aeromedical base at Belmont.        Planning Minister Rob Stokes said the new base at Lake Macquarie Airport will be a key emergency service facility for northern NSW with aircraft hangar facilities; day maintenance and training facilities; and accommodation for… Read more »

Source: Rescue Helicopters, 19-Oct-16

LCI delivers first of four AW139 to Westpac in Australia

LCI delivers first of four AW139 to Westpac in Australia

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation leasing arm of the Libra Group, has delivered the first new AW139 helicopter to Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service based in Australia. The aircraft is currently en route and will arrive at Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service’s main base in Newcastle, New South Wales, in June to enable pilots along with… Read more »

Source: LCI, 13-May-16

Call for crotch straps in helicopters

Call for crotch straps in helicopters

A coroner has recommended that rescue helicopters carry crotch straps after a man fell 3-5m while being rescued at sea. See Full Story

Source: RadioNZ, 20-Nov-14

Westpac Rescue help launch Lockyer Valley helipad

Westpac Rescue help launch Lockyer Valley helipad

The helipad is at the future Lockyer Valley regional airport site and site owner Randal Macfarlane, who donated the helipad land to council, invited the Westpac Helicopter Rescue Service to do the first landing.  See full story

Source: Warwick Daily News, 19-Nov-13

Thermal imager for Westpac Life Saver Rescue

Thermal imager for Westpac Life Saver Rescue

Sydney’s Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service has received a boost with the supply of an advanced thermal imaging camera from Thales Australia. The camera, from the company’s Sophie range of world-leading thermal imagers, will be used to help rescue crews detect and identify people in need of assistance. The camera works by identifying body… Read more »

Source: Thales, 23-May-12

Westpac Lifesaver Rescue helicopter a star of waste

Westpac Lifesaver Rescue helicopter a star of waste

WESTPAC Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter has been awarded ‘5-stars’ under the Lismore City Council Waste Wise Star Certified Business Program.  The program aims to recognise best practice waste management practices established by businesses.

Source: Northern Star, 06-Mar-11

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New South Wales rescue helicopter gets Au$500,000 and new base

New South Wales rescue helicopter gets Au$500,000 and new base

The Premier, Kristina Keneally, has announced $500,000 for the region’s rescue helicopter. Ms Keneally made the announcement at the official opening of the new $2.3-million headquarters for the service at Tamworth Airport.

Source: ABC, 26-Nov-10

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Westpac Surf Rescue helicopter launched at Moruya

Westpac Surf Rescue helicopter launched at Moruya

The boosted financial assistance from Westpac will fund a helicopter on the NSW South Coast from the 1st December 2010, to coincide with the start of the busy summer season.

Source: Ulladulla Online, 27-Oct-10

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Coal Services donates Aus$1M to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service

Coal Services donates Aus$1M to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service

Coal Services Pty Limited (CSPL) announced today the donation of $1 million to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. The donation cheque was officially presented this morning by Coal Service’s Chairman Ron Land at the Broadmeadow’s Base Rescue Helicopter Service in Newcastle, during an official ceremony chaired by Richard Jones, General Manager of the Westpac Rescue… Read more »

Source: Coal Services, 05-Aug-10

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New rescue helicopter for Sydney

Westpac Life Saver Helicopter Rescue Service adds second BK117 to provide additional cover and maintenance backup

Source: Southern Courier, 05-Jul-10

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Will-power keeps Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter flying

Source: Coffs Coast Advocate, 03-Mar-09

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