Published on May 15th, 2021 | by Mark Dwyer0
Squawk 7000 – Helimed92 Irish Community Air Ambulance
We spend some time with Irish Community Air Ambulance who are committed to providing safe, effective, and timely emergency medical care to those seriously ill or injured in Ireland.
Saving lives by saving time is their motto and we hear from Michéal Sheridan CEO, Pilot Donnagh Verling and Advanced Paramedic at National Ambulance Service Paul Traynor, as they explain the operation of this vital service.
Established in 2008, originally developed as a ground service with volunteers to support local communities in times of emergencies. The Irish Community Air Ambulance successfully launched Ireland’s first dedicated and charity funded Air Ambulance on the 30th of July 2019. Based out of North Cork, Irish Community Air Ambulance (callsign Helimed92) is an asset of the National Ambulance Service and responds to the most serious trauma and medical emergencies when tasked. In their first full 12 months of service, nearly 500 missions were tasked. They don’t receive government funding and so we rely heavily on the fundraising efforts of our dedicated supporters.
You can show your support by donating here