5TH RESCUE SWIMMERS MEETING

The European Rescue Swimmer's Association in conjunction with the Icelandic Coast Guard is proud to announce the 5th Rescue Swimmer's Meeting, RSM18 will be held in Reykjavik Iceland from the 7th - 9th of June. Like in previous years the conference will allow our members to meet with our industry partners to get expert advice and instruction on some of the best equipment available for Rescue Swimmer's. It also gives Rescue swimmer's to share their experiences on missions on to learn from each other. This year's conference will also had the added opportunity to explore the rugged and beautiful Icelandic wilderness and learn how the Icelandic Coast Guard operates in this very harsh environment. 

For more information on the meeting please head to http://rsm18.lhg.is/ or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

 

MEETING PARTNERS

It gives the European Rescue Swimmers Association great pleasure to introduce our fantastic partners who will be present at the conference. These partners provide Rescue Helicopters around the world with some of the best gear on the market so our members and rescue swimmers on duty can get the job done. If you come along to the conference you'll be able to meet with our partners in the exhibition hall or on the pool deck during the hands on water demonstrations. 

 

LEONARDO HELICOPTERS

On the eve of our meeting the European Rescue Swimmer’s Association is very pleased to announce Leonardo as our major partner for the 5th Rescue Swimmer’s Meeting in Reykjavik Iceland. Leonardo helicopters carry out countless missions with our rescue swimmers in Australia, Estonia, Finland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the UK and US, watching over our members from above during the rescues, in any weather condition, day and night. Leonardo Helicopters is also committed to the study and introduction into the market of innovative technologies and platforms, including the AW609TiltRotor and the remotely controlled/optionally piloted rotorcraft. EURORSA looks forward, with eager anticipation to continue working with Leonardo as we both strive in our missions to bring people home safely. 
For a look at the range of Leonardo’s current and future platforms head to http://www.leonardocompany.com/en

 

 

URSUIT

 

The European Rescue Swimmer's association is very pleased to announce that our longstanding partner, Ursuit, will be joining us again at the 5th Rescue Swimmer's Meeting in Reykjavik. Ursuit provides drysuits that protect our rescue swimmers and crew members when they carry out their duties in extreme conditions. These suits are found extensively in SAR operations from Northern Finland all throughout Europe, and can now even be found in service on rescue helicopters in Australia. For more information on the range of Ursuit Drysuits, head to https://www.ursuit.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

LITE-FLITE

 

The European Rescue Swimmer's association is very pleased to announce that Lite Flite ApS will once again be joining us at our Rescue Swimmer's meeting as a Gold partner. Established in 1968, Lite-Flite provides helicopter rescue equipment to skilled SAR crews in more than 40 countries world wide. The guys at Lite-Flite will be on hand in Reykjavik and are looking forward to chatting with SAR Crews about their equipment needs.
To check out Lite-Flite's range of products, head to http://www.lite-flite.aero/ or contact them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS

The European Rescue Swimmer's Association is delighted to announce Airbus Helicopters as a partner for RSM18. From the light twin H135, to the classic whirl of the AS 365 dauphin right up to the 11 tonne H225, Airbus Helicopters have been a welcome sight coming over the horizon to those in trouble on wild seas or in remote wilderness. With exciting new Airbus Helicopters set to join the medium market, the EURORSA is looking forward to seeing how these new aircraft will take our members to those in peril faster and also cleaner than before, taking a step forward in respecting the environment while helping those in need. To view the remarkable range of helicopters from Airbus head to http://www.airbus.com/helicopters.html 

 

LIFESAVING SYSTEMS CORP.

 

Lifesaving Systems Corp. (LSC) has been providing the world's Search & Rescue responders with rescue, safety, and survival equipment for over 38 years. Today, LSC equipment is in service with all branches of the United States Military as well as military services, civilian helicopter operators & rescue agencies worldwide. At RSM18, LSC can be found in the exhibition hall and will also be conducting live demonstrations of their equipment during the pool session. For more information on the range of equipment LSC provide, head to https://lifesavingsystems.com/ or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

HELISAFE

 

The European Rescue Swimmer's association is pleased to announce that our longtime partner Helisafe AB, will be attending the 5th Rescue Swimmer's Meeting in Reykjavik. With over twenty years of experience, Helisafe are experts in aircrew safety, survival systems and helicopter search and rescue equipment. To check out their products and consultation services head to http://www.helisafe.se/ or contact them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

AXNES

The European Rescue Swimmer's association is pleased to announce that our very close partner Axnes, will be attending the 5th Rescue Swimmer's Meeting in Reykjavik with the Polycon Next Generation (PNG) wireless intercom system. This system provides seamless duplex communication in and outside the aircraft providing Rescue Swimmers with high quality communications and increased situational awareness throughout all stages of rescue operations. Axnes will be on hand with the new base station and hand pieces and are looking forward to answer any questions you may have about integrating PNG communications into your operations. For more information on the Axnes range of communication systems head to http://www.axnes.com/ or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

IWCS - IRIDIUM WATERPROOF COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

The European Rescue Swimmer’s association is very pleased to announce that IWCS - Iridium Waterproof Communication Systems ApS will once again be joining us at the 5th Rescue Swimmer’s meeting taking place in Reykjavik this June 2018. IWCS provides state-of-the-art waterproof, marine intercom solutions to Navy, Coast Guard and independent SAR operators in Europe, North America and Australia. Based on its experience in developing communication solutions for high noise marine environments, IWCS set out to develop a new headset meeting the requirements of the helicopter rescue swimmer. The result, which Lars will be delighted to show you during the event, is the iriComm3.0. To learn more about this new headset, visit the IWCS website at www.iwcs.eu or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

 

MERITURVA

Meriturva Maritime Safety Training Centre is a world class training centre that enables realistic sea survival, HUET and Helicopter Winching operations in their purpose build facility in Lohja, Finland. The first Rescue Swimmer's was held at the Meriturva centre and since then this fantastic facility has been a perfect place for our members to prepare for the challenges of maritime Search and Rescue operations. Meriturva is once again supporting our meeting and the EURORSA is very pleased and grateful for their continued support. For more information on the facility and courses run by Meriturva head to http://www.meriturva.fi/en/

 

AIRSAFE SWEDEN AB

the EURORSA is very pleased to have Airsafe Sweden AB joining us at RSM18. Airsafe Sweden AB design, develop, manufacture and maintain parachute systems and technically advanced sewn products for military and civilian operators as well as carrying out the maintenance and repair of aviation safety equipment.  All work carried out in Airsafe's Swedish facilities is conducted in accordance with strict environmental standards ensuring the equipment it provides to Rescue and military units across Sweden and around the world is developed to the highest standard with minimal effect on the local environment. For more information on the products and services offered by Airsafe Sweden AB head to http://www.airsafe.se/en/ or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

66° NORTH

The EuroRSA is pleased to announce that 66North will be keeping our members warm in Reykjavik as they come onboard as an official partner of RSM18. 66°North was founded in 1926 in Iceland with the purpose of making protective clothing for Icelandic fishermen braving the North Atlantic elements. Today 66°NORTH continue to make functional clothing without compromise for all kinds of outdoor activity. Trained mountaineers, outdoor professionals and rescue team members test 66° North products before they are manufactured in their factories under close supervision. This allows 66°NORTH to ensure their clothing will keep you sheltered and comfortable during the cold and wet winter days. To check out all the great products at 66°North Check out their catalogue at https://www.66north.com/

 

 

NORDURFLUG HELICOPTER TOURS ICELAND

 

The EURORSA is pleased to announce our fellow aviators Norðurflug Helicopter tours Iceland will be partnering with us for RSM18. Norðurflug is the largest helicopter service in Iceland and has a long reputation of exceptional customer service and high operational standards. The projects on Norðurflug’s resume include sightseeing tours, film flights, sling flights, heli skiing, heli biking and open door photography tours. With it’s experience in both aesthetic and practical flying, Norðurflug is your go-to helicopter company in Iceland, and their flights assured to be much more fun than a trip in one of our rescue helicopters! To have a look at the range of flights Norðurflug offer to see the amazing sights of Iceland head to https://helicopter.is/

 

RAFNAR EHF 

During live missions and training exercises our members work extensively with a range a world class surface vessels. As a result it is a great pleasure that Rafnar ehf. will be a major partner of RSM18. Rafnar ehf. is the designer and manufacturer of the ÖK hull which incorporates revolutionary hull-and-keel technology to completely change the maritime industry globally. Confirmed by independent research to be capable of up to 20 x less slamming than competing hulls, the ÖK Hull ensures otherwise unattainable seakeeping in the most extreme marine environments. A product of the harshest conditions of the North Atlantic, the ÖK Hull has been confirmed by professionals worldwide to provide mariners with endurance and comfort in crafts that are practically impossible to make unsafe. This is achieved without compromising cruising or top speeds, while providing owners with the benefit of lower vessel life cycle cost not only from mechanical and on-board equipment fatigue, but also from medical, disability and insurance related costs. The ÖK Hull offers a uniquely smooth experience. To check out this amazing design head to https://rafnar.is/

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