[ELECTRONIC TRANSLATION] The first joint wind training of the DRF Luftrettung and the mountain rescue service of the DRK took place. At Gohrisch in Saxon Switzerland, a total of 50 participants trained to rescue seriously ill or injured patients from rough terrain.
“Right, left, good. And off! “Sebastian Schneider directs the pilot of the red and white helicopter to the job site. The two of them put their colleague, who is hanging on the rope 50 meters below the machine, down to the ‘patient’. As soon as arrived, the ambulance begins to examine and care for the man. “We attach great importance to presenting the scenarios in our exercises very realistically,” explains Schneider, training manager rescue hoist at the DRF Luftrettung. “Because this and the practice of standardized procedures bring in real use the safety that comes first with us. In an emergency, it is important that all parties work hand in hand and can rely on each other. I would like to thank all participants for the good cooperation, which made the smooth running of the training possible. I especially want to pay tribute to the great commitment of the volunteers. ”
The German Red Cross also sees the first joint exercise as a success: “The mountain rescue team of the DRC is very pleased about this cooperation and the new partner. As the last season has shown, the airborne rescue is of great importance for the safety of mountain and hiking enthusiasts in Saxon Switzerland, “says Kai Kranich, spokesman for the German Red Cross in Saxony. The numbers of operations of the DRK mountain rescue reached a peak in 2018. Background was the further increasing popularity of the Saxon Switzerland as a recreation area, the particularly good weather conditions and the associated extension of the season.
Throughout Germany, DRF Luftrettung is deploying helicopters at 29 air rescue stations in Germany and at two stations in Austria for rapid emergency rescue and for urgent transport of intensive care patients between clinics. Every year, it provides around 40,000 missions. The non-profit air rescue organization has been using the rescue hoist for over 20 years and has extensive experience and know-how in this field.
Information about the station Bautzen
The station, founded on September 1, 1998, is located at the airfield Bautzen. “Christoph 62” is available 24 hours a day in emergencies as a quick emergency doctor feeder and for the gentle transport of patients between clinics. The crew is requested via the Integrated Regional Command Ostsachsen in Hoyerswerda or via the coordination office for relocation flights of the Free State of Saxony in Dresden.
The fixed at the rescue helicopter winds (90 meters rope length) is required for the topographical conditions in Eastern Saxony: deployments bring the helicopter crews, inter alia, in the areas of the Ore Mountains and Saxon Switzerland. The partner for such rescue operations is the Bergwacht Sachsen. In addition, the rescue winch can also be requested nationwide.
In addition to experienced pilots and emergency medical staff of the DRF Luftrettung, emergency physicians from the Dresden Municipal Clinic are deployed at the Bautzen station.
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