First EMS helipad to be built on Gunsan islands

First EMS helipad to be built on Gunsan islands

9-Jun-2021 Source: HeliHub.com

Local press in Korea is reporting that a new heliport is to be built on the island of Gaeya, primarily for air ambulance use. There are no formal landing sites on the island at present, and the plan will not only create a formal handover point from local first responders, but will also promote operational safety with a secure take-off and landing space.

Baek Jong-hyeon, head of the Gunsan City Health Center, is quoted saying that once the first helipad is established on Gaeya Island, there is a plan to repeat the exercise on other islands. There are a total of 16 inhabited islands known as the “Gunsan islands”

A cost of 300 million won (US£270,000) was quoted.

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