German's ADAC reports 2009 1.5% up with 45,705 mission

German's ADAC reports 2009 1.5% up with 45,705 mission

27-Jan-2010 Source: ADAC

[automatic translation from German, with manual updates]
Internal emergencies are by far the most common causes of Use
Never before has the ADAC air rescue helicopter rose into the air as often as 2009: The number of operations to 45 705 had, that is 662 or 1.5 percent more than the year before. The 45-ADAC rescue helicopter supplied by average 125 flights per day total of 39 612 patients. 36 the helicopter 391Mal rose to Primäreinsätzen with acute causes, 4 892 flights were Sekundäreinsätze.
Their “top five” bases were as follows – number of missions listed first

  • 2,641 – “Christoph 31” in Berlin
  • 2,059 – “Christoph Europa 1” in Aachen
  • 1,916 – “Christoph 5” in Ludwigshafen
  • 1,830 – Wittlich
  • 1,722 – Bayreuth

More than half of all missions (51 percent) were either to acute internal medical emergencies such as heart disease or stroke. The second most common reason for the request ADAC helicopter accidents and to share the accident which occurred at work, in leisure or in the home environment (both 11.5 percent).
In 2010 the air rescue in Germany celebrates 40-year anniversary. With the commissioning of the first ever civilian and operational rescue helicopter “Christoph 1” on 1 November 1970 in Munich, the ADAC, initiated a major expansion of public service air ambulance service. Today the club at 33 stations in Germany with 45 rescue and Intensivhubschraubern is represented. The non-profit ADAC Air Rescue GmbH employs more than 150 employees and works with 800 doctors and 400 paramedics. The club has invested since 1970, more than 240 million euros in the development and expansion of the air rescue in Germany.

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