The Heli-Fire collapsible fire bucket currently in operation has a 900 ltr capacity and an all up weight of 960 kg. With an air operated dual dump gate assembly, this bucket is easily filled at almost any water source, and can deliver maximum penetration on the fire ground in the shortest possible time.
Aircraft Patient Stretcher
EMS Patient Stretcher is used for the majority of our missions. These are a vinyl on aluminum base construction to provide light weight and durable service.
Paragard Winch Stretcher
Primarily used for helicopter winching, our stretcher of choice is the Paragard stretcher, which is a canvas base on aluminum frame used with a certified lifting bridle and karabiner hook-on assembly to provide maximum patient safety and lifting security. While smaller in size than the Ferno type, the Paragard can readily accommodate safe lifting of almost any size of patient.
For all off shore search and rescue missions the helicopter is equipped with a Switlik 4 Man Rescue Pod. This pod not only provides added safety for the helicopter crew should an in-flight emergency occur, but also provides an additional rescue devise for the occupants of a distressed vessel found disabled at sea.
The Marine Strop is comprised of a 16mtr Polyester line with a 7mm master ring conversion to 3 x 12mm x 1mtr floated lanyards with stainless steel double action hooks.
The alpine rescue strop is comprised of 2 x 25 mtr 12.5 mm nylon 40.5 kn abseil braid, double crimped with stainless steel thimbles at each end. Connected to a 60 kn lifting ring with double mallion rapides at the top end and to a five hole lifting plate at the bottom end.
Panasonic Toughbook and Holux GPS Antenna
The Panasonic Toughbook is an ideal ruggered tablet able to withstand drops, knocks and liquid exposure. This is ideal airborne computer of choice for Taranaki Rescue Helicopter and the environment our crews work in. The Holux Bluetooth GPS receiver is a small matchbox size antenna capable of receiving satellite signals. This signal is then used to track the aircraft live time utilizing Map Toaster Topographic mapping.
|The Taranaki Community Rescue Helicopter floats were sponsored by TCB Dental LAB New Plymouth|