DRF Luftrettung, June 22, 2016 - “People in medical emergencies – aren’t they our most important motivation?” asked the president of EHAC Stefan Becker at the beginning of the symposium of the European HEMS and Air Ambulance Committee (EHAC).
More than 50 experts from all parts of Europe discussed the situation and further development of air rescue on 15 and 16 June in Baden-Baden.
Represented at this meeting, alongside air rescue organizations, were also the manufacturers of helicopters and medical equipment as well as important suppliers.
During the conference DRF Luftrettung presented her Operation-Center at the airport Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden and shared her experiences as launch operator of the new helicopter type H 145 with the participants.
To ensure an optimal medical care for emergency patients EHAC continually strives to make the air rescue as safe, effective and consistent as possible. Furthermore EHAC wants to actively shape the future of air rescue together with the air rescue organizations, medical professional associations, public authorities and manufacturers in an innovative manner.
This emphasized president Stefan Becker at the beginning of the symposium. For this purpose international experts addressed political, medical and flight operation issues in numerous presentations. In addition to scientific studies and examples of best practice, future scenarios for application possibilities for rescue helicopters were discussed. The participants also talked about the increasing danger of private drones during air rescue missions and how to avoid accidents.
At the Operation-Center of DRF Luftrettung at the airport Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden the participants were able to gain insights into the technical center of DRF Luftrettung.
Technical Director Thilo Scheffler offered a guided tour through the maintenance area with eleven maintenance docks and its adjacent workshops. The Operation-Center ensures the airworthiness of the worldwide used air ambulance aircrafts and more than 50 helicopters of DRF Luftrettung around the clock, 365 days a year.
Within the guided tour the participants had the possibility to inspect the new helicopter type H 145. Thilo Scheffler and Medical Director Dr. Jörg Braun emphasized the excellent performance of the helicopter and the flexibility of the medical interior concept, in the context of which DRF Luftrettung played an important part as co-developer.
For DRF Luftrettung the H 145 is particularly suited for rescue missions at night and the use of night vision goggles.