Our base at Cape Town International Airport has a unique mix of an emergency medical service and aviation formed by volunteers, paramedics, nurses and pilots. The AMS in partnership with the Western Cape Department of Health shares a common humanitarian vision to provide an excellent aero-medical service to the communities of the Western Cape.
Cape Town base operates a AW119ke helicopter with highly skilled rescue crew. The helicopters are fitted with hoist and sling operations. In addition we operate a PC12 fixed wing aircraft as an air ambulance. The crew on board the aircraft are dedicated volunteers such as doctors, paramedics, nurses and pilots who contribute their time and expertise.
Another exciting new development is the establishment of the National Operations Centre (NOC) that will monitor operations countrywide and allow the AMS to streamline the usage of all resources. This will enable us to raise the bar on the quality of service offered to our clients and the South African community as a whole.
AMS works closely with rescue organisations such as WSAR, NSRI, MSCA, TMHC, Hamnet, Cape 4x4 clubs and many others. The cohesion and mutual support that these organisations display when working together is highlighted in the passion and dedication of the staff concerned as their common priority is to offer relief to human suffering in the time of need.
We have formed a fruitful working relationship with the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). The AMS plays an active role in the development of the paramedics they train and thereby creating an available pool of qualified professionals with a firm background in the aviation and EMS fields.