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Special challenges require special solutions!

The East Frisian islands are largely subject to tides and thus inaccessible by ship for many hours a day. Sick or injured individuals depend on quick assistance by helicopter transport in emergencies. Northern HeliCopter GmbH has been conducting ambulance transport services from the East Frisian islands to the affiliated hospitals and clinics on the mainland since 2008.Thanks to the ambulance transport services of NHC, sick islanders and tourists are flown as quickly as possible to the nearest clinic and are given further professional and expert treatment there.

The ambulance helicopter, outfitted in line with DIN EN 13718, is stationed at the Emden airport and is on standby from sunrise to sunset for ambulance deployment. The "Kooperative Regionalleitstelle Ostfriesland" (cooperative regional control centre of East Friesland) alerts and manages these deployments. The state of Niedersachsen has certified NHC especially for the helicopter ambulance service.

In addition to an experienced pilot, the crew consists of medical personnel: two paramedics/emergency assistants, who also take turns manning the offshore rescue helicopter

The ambulance helicopter conducts almost 1,000 transports per year.