14 AUG 19 RSM 20 launch

Cascais, Portugal: The Rescue Swimmer's Association in conjunction with the Portuguese Air Force are pleased to announce Cascais as the location of RSM20. Located on the Atlantic coast West of Lisbon, Cascais will make a gorgeous back drop for Rescue Swimmer's from around the world to come together to share their experiences and learn from each other and industry experts on the "best practice" for helicopter SAR operations. 




9 AUG 19 Testing conditions for Rescue Swimmers

Melbourne, Australia: MICA Flight Paramedic and PhD candidate Ben Meadley is undertaking a study into the physiological requirements for Helicopter Rescue Operations. Through replicating rescue scenarios and measuring factors such as heart rate, Vo2 and lactate level the study is looking to establish through evidence based research what levels of fitness are required to ensure persons undertaking the role are able to do it safely. For more information on Ben's research head to https://twitter.com/MonashPHAWRU/media 


Capturing a VO2 Sample during a moment of high exertion during the survivor tow. 



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