Bavaria’s air rescue is considered a leader

Bavaria’s air rescue is considered a leader 23 Aug, 19, Source: DRF Luftrettung

Bavaria’s Minister of the Interior Herrmann presents the mission statement for 2018 and emphasizes the great importance of air rescue for emergency rescue and intensive transport in the Free State – especially at night. As Europe-wide expert in night-time rescue operations and operator of the three night flight stations in Bavaria, the DRF Luftrettung provides insights into their competences and introduces their modern technology.

Especially in acute heart disease and circulatory disorders, neurological emergencies and recreational accidents, air rescue is invaluable, emphasizes the Bavarian Minister of the Interior Joachim Herrmann. In the Free State, the rescue helicopters start as often to missions as in any other state – in 2018, there were more than 16,600. The number of ICU intensive transport helicopters in Bavaria amounts to more than 5,000 missions in 2018. With its helicopters stationed in Bavaria, DRF Luftrettung is making a decisive contribution to this: In 2018, the five were in Munich , Nuremberg , Regensburg and Weiden6,340 alarmed stations to bring emergency medical aid to people in need (2017: 6,352 missions).

The three intensive transport helicopters of the DRF Luftrettung in Bavaria are the only air rescue devices in the country also used at night – also a nationwide record. Together, the Munich, Nuremberg (ITH) and Regensburg stations performed 997 missions in 2018 at night. “With our know-how in Bavaria, we help ensure that seriously injured or sick patients are also given emergency medical care at night or are transported to the clinic that is most suitable for them”, says Dr. med. Peter Huber, Director of the DRF Luftrettung ,.

The location of Munich is of particular importance. According to Herrmann, this is the cradle of air rescue for the whole of Germany: crucial impulses have always come from Bavaria. “So also with the topic night flight”, explains Dr. med. Huber. For 30 years, the air rescuers now start from the station Munich to night operations. With its extensive experience in the field of air rescue at dusk and darkness, the DRF Luftrettung is known throughout Europe as an expert, with the most flying hours in the dark. No other air rescue organization in Germany operates so many 24-hour stations: ten since January 2019. “We are excellently specialized in the requirements of night-time rescue missions,” explains Dr. med. Huber. The non-profit organization has developed special procedures for the approach of deployment sites at night years ago. The concept includes the use of two IFR pilots, a digital map satellite navigation system, compliance with specific approach profiles, the use of night vision goggles (NVGs) and instrument-equipped helicopters with high performance headlamps. Their nightly usage profile ranges from the islands of the North Sea to the mountain ranges of the Alps. “The night flight is an important part of our life-saving work,” concludes the board of the DRF Luftrettung. “We are convinced that every single human life is infinitely valuable and irreplaceable. That’s why we have to be ready to go at night. ” The concept includes the use of two IFR pilots, a digital map satellite navigation system, compliance with specific approach profiles, the use of night vision goggles (NVGs) and instrument-equipped helicopters with high performance headlamps. Their nightly usage profile ranges from the islands of the North Sea to the mountain ranges of the Alps. “The night flight is an important part of our life-saving work,” concludes the board of the DRF Luftrettung. “We are convinced that every single human life is infinitely valuable and irreplaceable. That’s why we have to be ready to go at night. ” The concept includes the use of two IFR pilots, a digital map satellite navigation system, compliance with specific approach profiles, the use of night vision goggles (NVGs) and instrument-equipped helicopters with high performance headlamps. Their nightly usage profile ranges from the islands of the North Sea to the mountain ranges of the Alps. “The night flight is an important part of our life-saving work,” concludes the board of the DRF Luftrettung. “We are convinced that every single human life is infinitely valuable and irreplaceable. That’s why we have to be ready to go at night. ” adherence to special approach profiles, the use of night vision goggles (NVGs) and instrument helicopter equipped with high performance headlamps. Their nightly usage profile ranges from the islands of the North Sea to the mountain ranges of the Alps. “The night flight is an important part of our life-saving work,” concludes the board of the DRF Luftrettung. “We are convinced that every single human life is infinitely valuable and irreplaceable. That’s why we have to be ready to go at night. ” adherence to special approach profiles, the use of night vision goggles (NVGs) and instrument helicopter equipped with high performance headlamps. Their nightly usage profile ranges from the islands of the North Sea to the mountain ranges of the Alps. “The night flight is an important part of our life-saving work,” concludes the board of the DRF Luftrettung. “We are convinced that every single human life is infinitely valuable and irreplaceable. That’s why we have to be ready to go at night. ” “The night flight is an important part of our life-saving work,” concludes the board of the DRF Luftrettung. “We are convinced that every single human life is infinitely valuable and irreplaceable. That’s why we have to be ready to go at night. ” “The night flight is an important part of our life-saving work,” concludes the board of the DRF Luftrettung. “We are convinced that every single human life is infinitely valuable and irreplaceable. That’s why we have to be ready to go at night. ”

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.

station radio call assignment Use figures 2018
Munich “Christoph Munich” ITH (24h) 1334
Nuremberg RTH “Christoph 27” RTH 1427
Nuremberg ITH “Christoph Nuremberg” ITH (24h) 848
regensburg “Christoph Regensburg” ITH (24h) 1491
graze “Christoph 80” RTH 1240
total 6340

 

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