Air Ambulance flight crew safety and protection

For air ambulance crews, the risks associated with responding to a wide variety of emergency situations can vary considerably. However, in common with their ground based colleagues, the teams are increasingly called upon to access hazardous areas such as serious road traffic accidents where personal protection is vital for the health and safety of the paramedics and doctors. Rescuing the injured from road and industrial accidents exposes the teams to risks from metal and glass wreckage, fuel and chemical spills as well as flames from fires caused by explosions.

With acknowledgements to Emergency Services Times.

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