Ornge hosts second annual All Canada Aeromedical Transport Safety Conference
Ontario’s air ambulance provider continues to strengthen commitment to crew and operational safety
November 28, 2017
28 November, 2017
By: By FRENCH:
November 29, 2017, MISSISSAUGA – Ornge, Ontario’s provider of air ambulance and related services, hosted the second annual All Canada Aeromedical Transport (ACAT) Safety Conference. The conference took place from November 21 to November 23, 2017 in Mississauga, Ontario.
Guest speakers covered a variety of aviation safety topics unique to the aeromedical transport community, including Air Medical Resource Management (AMRM), fatigue management, Safety Management Systems (SMS), human factors, just culture, communication, emerging technologies, drones and more.
“The second annual All Canada Aeromedical Transport Safety Conference continues to grow and evolve,” says Rob Giguere, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy CEO for Ornge. “ACAT is about sharing safety knowledge and industry best practice within Canada in an effort to identify and reduce risk.”
This year’s ACAT Safety Conference saw representation from more than 20 fixed and rotor wing air medical operators across Canada.
“Ornge believes sharing the latest research, emerging technologies and common concerns with other air ambulance operators contributes to a safer air ambulance industry,” says David Huntzinger, Director of Aviation Safety for Ornge. “Our goal is to identify potential risks and mitigation strategies to ensure crew and operational safety at Ornge and throughout the air medical industry in Canada.”
Ornge, a not-for-profit organization, co-ordinates all aspects of Ontario’s air ambulance system, the critical care land transport program, paediatric transport program and the authorization of air and land ambulance transfers between hospitals. Ornge performs more than 20,000 patient related transports in Ontario each year.
About All Canada Aeromedical Transport Safety Conference
The All Canada Aeromedical Transport (ACAT) Safety Conference is committed to enhancing safety within the Canadian Air Ambulance industry by discussing safety and industry trends and best practice. Hosted by Ornge, the ACAT conference invites air ambulance operators from across Canada to work together to improve crew and operational safety.
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Ornge Media Relations