Established in 2000, the Polish Medical Air Rescue heirs to the traditions of the Polish pre- and postwar medical aviation. Financed by the Ministry of Health, every base has hired pilots, doctors, nurses and paramedics. They started flying with Mi-2 helicopters, fitted with proper medical equipment, which were eventually replaced by the EC135s.
As of 2015 operates helicopters from 17 bases.
As of 2019, the LPR operates 21 regional HEMS bases, 1 seasonal HEMS base and 1 EMS transport team.
In 2020, LPR crews flew a total of 11,000 missions, 10,650 of which utilised helicopters.
Polish Medical Air Rescue Airbus Helicopters, 07-Dec-20 : #history The Polish Medical Air Rescue (LPR, Lotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe) is one of the most modern services of this type in Europe
75.000 Flight Hours for Polish Air Rescue EC135s, 03-Sep-19 : #EC135 Poland’ Medical Air Rescue (LPR in Polish) achieved 75,000 flight hours with its mixed fleet of EC135P2+ and new EC135P3 operating from 21 bases since 2009
Night Vision for Polish Medical Helicopters, 30-Apr-19 : #NVG Austrian Helikopter Air Transport GmbH (HeliAir) equipped 22 Polish Air Rescue Service (LPR) EC135 helicopters for night flights and supplies 96 night vision goggles, its largest technical order to date
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