HEMS and rescue provider DRF Luftrettung has released its mission count for 2022. The results show that taskings were 39,308 for the year up by 3% for the year compared with 2021
DRF Luftrettung recorded an increase in missions over the past year. The helicopters and aircraft of the non-profit air rescue organisation were alerted 39,308 times between January and December 2022. This represents an increase of 3 per cent compared to 2021 (38,076 missions). The bulk of tastings were in response to medical emergencies including cardio-vascular events like heart attacks and strokes as well to attend accidents involving trauma.
Looking back on the past 12 months, Dr Krystian Pracz, Chair of DRF Luftrettung’s Executive Board, said: “Even very challenging conditions have not prevented us from living up to our aspiration of providing the best, comprehensive and uninterrupted emergency assistance from the air. We were there for people, developed further and drove key projects forward. My heartfelt thanks go to all the staff who made this possible through their professionalism and dedication.”