Agriculture

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service responds to numerous incidents on rural properties, tasked through the NSW Ambulance Service. Incidents that have occurred requiring the service include individuals crushed by cattle, thrown from horses, fallen from bikes and injured by farm machinery. A significant number of these have been children. The service has agriculturally based programmes that growers in our service region are supporting to ensure that no one will ever have to pay These programme are tax deductable and include:

Farmers can nominate a donation of grain by quoting the NGR No. 12650596, at the GrainCorp sample stand, then assigning it to the best cash price of the day or by calling your local GrainCorp Marketing representative. Fax or email a copy of your receival docket to the Rescue Helicopter on 02 67 64911 or send to choppernenw@rescuehelicopter.com.au for a tax deductable receipt. WheatBrochure 2012

The service by working with local stock and station agents, coordinate charity sales throughout the New England North West and Hunter Region. To participate in our tag a calf program you can request an ear tag and sell when the beast when it is ready or come along to our nominated charity selling date in your local area. By filling out the attached form we will be able to register your participation and you can watch your calf grow to be an important part of the New England North West Rescue Helicopter Service. For further information, speak with your agent or Michael Wilson in Tamworth on 02 6764 9400. Tag a Calf Brochure 2012  

In the New England and North West regions local sheep producers are donating at their annual ram sales and through the local saleyards. These producers have found the process easy and rewarding as the Service is their lifeline in the event of an emergency.  The Helicopter Service by working with local stock and station agents to hold charity sales throughout the New England North West region. To participate in our donate a sheep program, simply sell your sheep when they are ready or come along to our nominated charity selling date in your local area. By filling out the attached form we will be able to register your participation and you can watch your sheep grow to be an important part of the New England North West Rescue Helicopter Service. Donate a Sheep Brochure 2012

The Farm Watch Card below is designed to assist with valuable prompts when dealing with the "Triple Zero" call operator. The Card also provides information to assist all Emergency Services and Helicopter Crews when responding to a primary response or rescue. FarmWatch Safety Card

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