Wednesday, January 26, 2011

CQ Rescue Crew Deployed to Brisbane to Assist Flood Victims

RACQ Central Queensland Rescue (CQ Rescue) service crews have been deployed to Brisbane recently to help victims deal with the flood crisis.

Three crew members, including a pilot, air crewman and rescue crewman, flew out of Mackay last week to relieve another team that has been operating in the area.

The CQ Rescue crews have been working closely with Emergency Management Queensland (EMQ) at the Archerfield Airport.

The CQ Rescue helicopter – Bell 412 VH-NSV – has done at least 10 medical taskings during its time of deployment.

The crews have been initially involved in retrieving people in isolated communities that were cut off by the flooding. However now that the clean-up and recovery phases were under way, the rescue teams have been helping to bring vital supplies in and out of affected areas.

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