30-Aug-2021 Source: DRF Luftrettung
On August 19, 2021, DRF Luftrettung and its subsidiaries carried out the one millionth air rescue mission – each with the aim of providing medical care to people in need as quickly as possible. In addition to the historical number that was reached at the Munich station on behalf of all emergency crews, the air rescuers primarily focus on the people and their stories behind the missions. Under #TeamEineMillionPlus, employees, partners and patients talk about their personal experiences from a million missions and make the world of air rescuers come alive.
When, on August 19, 2021, shortly before 5 p.m., the alarm rang at the Munich station, the emergency crew took off, as usual, within a few minutes for the location. A 27-year-old woman has to be taken to a special clinic for further medical care as soon as possible due to premature labor. The three-person crew takes over the patient from the ground-based rescue service and flies her directly to the Großhadern Clinic. With this mission, DRF Luftrettung and its subsidiaries became their 1,000,000th missionalarmed. “We are very proud and grateful that we have been able to assist people in medical emergencies over a million times. We would therefore like to thank everyone who made this possible with their commitment to our patients and their trust in our work, ”explains Dr. Krystian Pracz, Chairman of the Board of DRF Luftrettung.
It all started with a single helicopter that took off for the first time on March 19, 1973 to provide rapid medical aid to a person in need. Today, DRF Luftrettung, together with its subsidiaries, flies around 40,000 missions a year, which is an average of around 110 missions per day. “It is particularly important to us to show that there is a person behind every single number and thus an individual fate. That is why we focus on personal stories, experienced and told from many perspectives , ”explains Dr. Krystian Pracz continues. “That’s tens of millions of impressions and experiences . From our crews, from patients, but also from our partners in the rescue service and our sponsoring members and fans. BecauseAir rescue can only succeed in a team if everyone works hand in hand for life. ”
For the benefit of its patients, DRF Luftrettung has always taken one step more to further develop air rescue . “We train, get involved in committees, pass on our knowledge, develop new methods, develop excellent know-how and use the latest technology. All with the aim of being able to help even better and hopefully more people tomorrow, ”explains Dr. Krystian Pracz. Air rescuers, partners and patients report on this plus in passion, commitment and teamwork with moving and emotional, but also funny and everyday stories about a million missions by air rescuers. With #TeamEineMillionPlusDRF Luftrettung will allow people to participate in the world of air rescuers in the coming weeks and months in order to draw attention to their importance. The air rescuer community is invited to get to know the diverse and different stories and to actively share their own personal experiences on Facebook and Instagram.