12-Mar-2013 Source: DRF
[electronic translation] On 19 March 1973 saw the first use of the rescue helicopter “Christoph 41” of the DRF Air Rescue in Stuttgart. At this time, the red and white helicopter was stationed in Boeblingen. After changing stations 27 years ago, he has found his home on the Leonberger hospital. Today – 40 years later and nearly 40,000 missions -. Construction work began on a new air rescue center at the hospital to provide the crews for their life-saving mission optimal conditions will be built alongside the existing hangar building a new HR service. Emergence is a new building with spacious workstations, three restrooms, a kitchen, sanitation and hygiene areas. The construction cost of around 850,000 euros financed expected in large part from grants from the state of Baden-Württemberg, and another part is taken over by the DRF Air Rescue. “For nearly three decades, we have from our station in Leonberg, 365 days a year for the people of the region in use. The modernization of our station was necessary to adapt them to the current requirements. These include an extension of the rest rooms and a new concept for the health sector, “said Michael Klippert, pilot and station manager of Leonberger station. The end of September to the new building to be completed. In the meantime, the pilots, emergency physicians and paramedics will work as a container and a social area in the hospital Leonberg available. Leonberger The rescue helicopter is the Leonberger helicopters of the DRF Air Rescue alerted to emergencies faster than ambulance shuttle. In addition, it is used for the safe transport of patients between hospitals. For this he is from 7.00 clock in the morning ready to sunset daily. Last year alone, “Christoph 41” 1131 times, was in use. Its operational area covers the counties of Böblingen, Stuttgart, Rems-Murr, Schwäbisch Hall, Heilbronn, Göppingen, Ludwigsburg, Enz, Calw, Tübingen, Reutlingen and Esslingen.