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Ornge to host first-ever Canadian air medical safety conference


Ornge, Ontario’s air ambulance service, announced the first All Canada Aeromedical Transport (ACAT) Safety Conference to be held in Mississauga October 18-19.


Ornge to host first-ever Canadian air medical safety conference


Ornge, October 18, 2016 - MISSISSAUGA – Ornge, Ontario’s provider of air ambulance and related services, announces today the first All Canada Aeromedical Transport (ACAT) Safety Conference.

The conference is scheduled for October 18 and 19, 2016 in Mississauga, ON.

ACAT aims to continue to enhance safety within the Canadian Air Ambulance industry by sharing and discussing potential safety hazards and concerns, new trending risks and other ongoing aeromedical industry issues. Guest speakers will cover a variety of aviation safety topics unique to the aeromedical transport community, including night vision goggles usage in the scene flight environment, air to ground communications and more.

“The first All Canada Aeromedical Transport Safety Conference strengthens and positions Ornge as a leader to crew and operational safety for air ambulance providers across Canada,” says Rob Giguere, Chief Operating Officer for Ornge. “We look forward to working with our air ambulance colleagues from across Canada to enhance safety within the Canadian Air Ambulance industry.”

The first ACAT conference anticipates representation from more than 20 delegates representing 8 fixed and rotor wing air ambulance operators from across Canada.

“Ornge believes working together with other air ambulance operators will help to ensure enhanced safety in the Canadian Air Ambulance transportation while improving by learning from our common experiences,” says David Huntzinger, Director of Aviation Safety for Ornge. “This safety conference is unique to Canada and the first of its kind in North America.”

About Ornge: Ornge, a not-for-profit organization, co-ordinates all aspects of Ontario’s air ambulance system, the critical care land transport program, paediatric transport program and the authorization of air and land ambulance transfers between hospitals. Ornge performs more than 18,000 patient related transports in Ontario each year.

About All Canada Aeromedical Transport Safety Conference: The All Canada Aeromedical Transport (ACAT) Safety Conference is committed to enhancing safety within the Canadian Air Ambulance industry by discussing safety and industry trends and best practice. Hosted by Ornge, the ACAT conference invites air ambulance operators from across Canada to work together to improve crew and operational safety.


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