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(Spokesman-Review — Spokane, Wash.)Helicopters, once the purview of well-equipped urban hospitals, have become an integral part of the medical system, used to expand rural medical access, provide rapid transport for trauma patients and move patients between hospitals to access higher-level care.

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toacorn.com - On a recent Saturday patrol, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department helicopter launched skyward and took in a bird's-eye view of the Santa Monica Mountains and Malibu coastline to check out hot spots where rescues often occur. The Aero Bureau operates 20 helicopters that support law enforcement ground units and work with rescue teams to find missing or stranded hikers, injured mountain bikers, lost swimmers, and car accident victims in remote areas.

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England (Western Morning News) - The private company stepping into the role of sentinel of the South West's coastline says it has been extremely busy since taking to the air. Bristow Helicopters Ltd took over search and rescue (S&R) operations from the RAF crew at Chivenor in North Devon with a new based established at St Athan in South Wales.

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coladaily.com - The long work to fix the damage done by floods is underway in Columbia, S.C., and repair efforts have included an awe-inspiring sight. The South Carolina National Guard used a Chinook helicopter to lift construction equipment, including two cranes, into place near the breach in the Columbia Canal caused by the flood waters.

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Huger, S.C. (WJCL news) - A mother and her infant were rescued from the roof of their flooded home by a U.S. Coast Guard air crew in Huger, S.C. on Oct. 4.

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Harris, N.Y. (recordonline.com) - Inside the one-story gray structure of the Catskill Regional Medical Center, next to the landing pad, there is one helicopter pilot, one registered nurse, and one medic living round the clock and ready to go at a moment's notice.

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Santa Rosa, Calif. - The AirMedCare Network, sister company to REACH Air Medical Services, has been donating a portion of all membership sales company-wide to support life-saving disaster relief for those displaced by the devastating Valley Fire.

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Frederick, Md. (The Baltimore Sun) - A state police helicopter crew rescued an injured hiker who fell 75 feet at Sugarloaf Mountain in Frederick County.

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Snohomish, Wash. - The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office Helicopter Rescue Team (HRT) released a public service video showing how effective Night Vision Goggles are when used by search and rescue helicopter aircrew members in locating lost or injured subjects at night.

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Collier County, Fla. (winknews.com) - A Collier County Sheriff's helicopter pilot pulled a family from their partially submerged car when they got lost in Picayune Strand State Forest after their GPS took them down the wrong road.

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