14-Oct-2022 Source: DRF Luftrettung
[electronic translation] Reason to celebrate at the Nordhausen station: the station on the edge of the Harz Mountains was founded exactly 30 years ago . The DRF Luftrettung has been on board since 2006, when it took over flight operations from the Federal Police. Christoph 37 is now alerted around 1,500 times a year . About 98 percent of the alerts are so-called primary missions, in which the helicopter is used as a quick emergency doctor shuttle or to transport patients to a suitable clinic. The teams, consisting of a pilot, emergency doctor and HEMS TC, carry out many operations in Nordhausen and the immediate vicinity, but the entire Harz region with its highest mountain, the Brocken, is also part of its operational area.
On the occasion of the milestone birthday, the Nordhausen district association of the DRK, the Südharz Klinikum and the DRF Luftrettung invited to a ceremony and an open day. At the celebration last Friday in Christoph 37’s hangar, numerous companions from the air rescue service in Nordhausen were present. Uwe Kramer, CEO of the DRK Nordhausen, Guido Hage, Managing Director of the Südharz Klinikum and Dr. Krystian Pracz, CEO of DRF Luftrettung, the importance of Christoph 37 for the region . Matthias Jendricke, the district administrator of the district of Nordhausen, also emphasized the importance of the red and white machine for emergency medical care in the southern Harz region.
On Saturday, the air rescue services then offered the population the opportunity to take a look behind the scenes at an open day . Martin Wagner, station manager and pilot in Nordhausen, explains: “Due to Corona, we haven’t had the opportunity to invite visitors to the station for a long time. We enjoyed it all the more to present our work and Christoph 37 to the people in the region once again on site. The great response and the many interested questions have shown us that air rescue is very well accepted and valued here in Nordhausen.”