AGL crucial to region
Annual figures show North Burnett needed most assistance
THE AGL Action Rescue Helicopter had a busy year in the North Burnett, performing 143 flights or 194.5 flying hours.
The region required the service most across the Wide Bay Burnett district.
Incidents attended by the helicopter included a serious crash south of Monto between two motorcyclists and a car, airlifting an injured man west of Munduberra working on the Roma-Gladstone gas pipeline, retrieving a Mt Perry gold miner after a truck tyre exploded, and airlifting a 19year-old woman and her three-year-old son to Bundaberg after a single vehicle rollover south of Monto.
The AGL Action Rescue Helicopter is also vital in transferring patients to major hospitals.
Other tasks performed in the North Burnett have included search and rescues, counter disaster operations and primary emergency medical responses.
“Every day the AGL Action Rescue Helicopter crews are on standby at our bases on the Sunshine Coast and at Bundaberg, providing 24/7 emer- gency medical coverage to the Queensland community,” chief engineer Rob Nieuwenhoven said.
“Each year is busier than the last, as we respond to emergency calls and urgent medical transport tasks.”
With a new year approaching, AGL Action Rescue Helicopter needs support to conti-
nue its work.
How can you help?
THE Central and North Burnett Times is selling a 2013 Hot Farmers Calendar with all proceeds going to the AGL Rescue Helicopter.
See your local journalist and for $5 you can order a copy in time for Christmas.
SAVING LIFES: The AGL Action Rescue Helicopter in action.