We will give the people of British Columbia an emergency rescue system that will not only save lives but significantly reduce the time it takes to provide patients with specialized medical care. Minutes after a 911 call is received, our dedicated H.E.R.O.S. team of paramedics, critical care nurses and, if needed, emergency doctors, will be flying to the scene in our rescue helicopter.
By Roberta Squire
Currently, there is no dedicated Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) in Northern British Columbia (BC). The purpose of this paper is to examine the opportunities, challenges and needs of a dedicated Helicopter Emergency Medical Service for the remote regions of Northern BC. Read the full thesis »
"This is a very wise investment. Services like we are proposing will make a huge difference in saving lives, delivering emergency care sooner, and working to keep people out of expensive longterm care facilities."
"It's the remote people and people in highway accidents 50 or 100 kilometers away from the city who notice it more. If there's a life-threatening accident they will send a helicopter and land it right on the highway."
"The faster you get a patient to a higher level of emergency care, typically at a larger hospital, the better the outcome for their longterm recovery and the better the chances of reducing complications in treatment. That’s why rapid transportation is such a key aspect of the emergency medical system."
"Things are so much more spread out up north. If there is a trauma, we need the air ambulance to come to the rescue and save our lives because we simply don't always have the time to wait several hours. The fact that a compact area such as Vancouver can have a helicopter service yet the north does not is mind-blowing to me. Considering how much revenue Northern B.C. contributes to the B.C. budget, it's like a slap in the face to the people in the north."
Donations from individuals, sponsorships from local businesses and corporate funding will help ensure we can bring a world-class EMS helicopter service to this region. MORE
This cause will save lives, maybe one day yours or your loved ones. We need a helicopter air ambulance! MORE
Keep informed with the latest developments as our helicopter society becomes an operating emergency service. MORE