Ornge to Host First-ever Canadian Air Medical Safety Conference
October 18, 2016
18 October, 2016
By: By FRENCH:
Ontario’s air ambulance provider strengthens commitment to crew and operational safety
Ornge, Ontario’s provider of air ambulance and related services, announces today the first All Canada Aeromedical Transport (ACAT) Safety Conference. The conference is scheduled for October 18 and 19, 2016 in Mississauga, ON.
ACAT aims to continue to enhance safety within the Canadian Air Ambulance industry by sharing and discussing potential safety hazards and concerns, new trending risks and other ongoing aeromedical industry issues. Guest speakers will cover a variety of aviation safety topics unique to the aeromedical transport community, including night vision goggles usage in the scene flight environment, air to ground communications and more.
“The first All Canada Aeromedical Transport Safety Conference strengthens and positions Ornge as a leader to crew and operational safety for air ambulance providers across Canada,” says Rob Giguere, Chief Operating Officer for Ornge. “We look forward to working with our air ambulance colleagues from across Canada to enhance safety within the Canadian Air Ambulance industry.”
The first ACAT conference anticipates representation from more than 20 delegates representing 8 fixed and rotor wing air ambulance operators from across Canada.
“Ornge believes working together with other air ambulance operators will help to ensure enhanced safety in the Canadian Air Ambulance transportation while improving by learning from our common experiences,” says David Huntzinger, Director of Aviation Safety for Ornge. “This safety conference is unique to Canada and the first of its kind in North America.”
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