Natural Disaster Recovery Assistance

Natural Disaster Recovery Assistance

Rapid Emergency Response

McDermott Aviation has built a reputation amongst many emergency services as the reliable choice when it comes to providing aircraft, staff and back up to see any operation through, and more importantly – react when required. We were one of the very first aircraft on site looking for stranded people during the Grantham floods in January 2011, when many other operators deemed the weather too dangerous to fly  – earning John and Simon McDermott a Group Bravery Citation for their efforts.

Almost every major natural disaster across Queensland over the past 5 years has seen us  assisting Emergency Services in relocating and rescuing people, and delivering supplies during major events such as Cyclones Debbie, Yasi, and Oswald, the Qld 2010-2011 floods.

 

Essential Equipment Supply

One of the main taskings we undertake during Emergency Response Operations is the transport and delivery of essential equipment to people in area’s that urgently require assistance.

Whether it is basic supplies such as water, bread and milk, or more life threatening supplies such as medication, medical equipment or first aid, we have the crew and the aircraft to get the job done safely and effectively.

 

Long Range / Inaccessible Area Service

The beauty of a helicopter is the ability to land almost in any area that is big enough for the aircraft to fit safely. The capability’s of our varied aircraft allow us to cater for almost every thinkable requirement in these situations. We have the ability to reach remote destinations up to 150nm (280km) and return without requiring fuel.

 

Crew Transfers

When its essential to move personnel out of a dangerous situation, or place them into a disaster area to assist people in need, McDermott Aviation have the perfect aircraft for the operation. Our aircraft are fitted with 4 point safety harnesses, real time live tracking of all aircraft and can be equiped with life rafts and/or life jackets. As our aircraft are multi-role, we are also able to use the same aircraft for slinging essential supplies to area’s that may be cut off from regular access into sites where we would be unable to land.

 

Support

As with all our operations, McDermott Aviation are completely self reliant and able to support all operations with fuel supply and mobile refuelling capabilities, engineering staff, air crewmen and logistical support from base to assist in 24/7 instantaneous job planning.

What Aircraft do you need?
Role: Aircraft:
Emergency Response Bell 214B
Bell 204
AS365 Dauphin
AS355 Twin Squirrel
Bell 206L
Essential Equipment Supply Bell 214B
Bell 204
AS365 Dauphin
AS355 Twin Squirrel
Bell 206L
Long Range AS365 Dauphin
AS355 Twin Squirrel
Crew Transfers AS365 Dauphin
AS355 Twin Squirrel
Bell 206L

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