The use of aircraft to save human lives was first used in Poland during World War I, with the Ministry of Health and Social Security creating civilian medical aviation in 1955, soon after World War II, with 15 medical aviation teams set up, as well as the Central Medical Aviation Team in Warsaw.
These teams were meant to transport the patients, but also medicine, blood, vaccines , medical equipment, and medical consultants, operating in remote parts of the country.
In 1975, all of medical aviation started to use helicopters, the basic team consisting of a pilot, a nurse or a feldsher, and a mechanic. In 2000, the Minister of Health created the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS), dissolving the Central Medical Aviation Team.
Today, the helicopter teams finish over 8000 missions per year, 70% of which are HEMS flights, with a readiness to start up to:
Our Heliport lighting system allows for a safer and faster take-off and landing, increasing the chance of patients’ survival, as time plays a crucial part in these scenarios. As always, our products are made with top quality materials:
Signalight‘s products and lighting systems comply with ICAO and FAA regulations, while also meeting the customer’s needs.
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