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SEP 21

The dangers of pointing lasers at helicopters

Over the last few months, we have noticed a rise in laser attacks towards not only our aircraft but many air ambulances across the country.

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AUG 21

YAA005

How to stay safe this summer

Summertime is one of the busiest periods for Yorkshire Air Ambulance and with restrictions now lifted and many people discovering their newfound freedom, we’re expecting this year to be busier than ever before.

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JUN 21

Yorkshire Air Ambulance Doctor Neil Sambridge stood in front of a yellow YAA helicopter

Dr Neil Sambridge talks Analgesia and Sedation

Dr Neil Sambridge, who has worked as a doctor at Yorkshire Air Ambulance since 2016, talks us through analgesia and sedation and why we use it.

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MAY 21

Members of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance fundraising team in from of their promotional vehicle

We’re on our way!

Regional Fundraising Manager – West & South, Jenny Jones talks about the training the fundraisers have undertaken ahead of the eagerly awaited first official outing of the new Yorkshire Air Ambulance Promotional Vehicles.

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MAR 21

Zoom calls

You’re on mute!

South Yorkshire Community Fundraiser Laura Lawton discusses how the fundraising team have adapted to Zoom calls during the Pandemic.

5

MAR 21

This International Women’s Day we’ve caught up with 3 YAA Paramedics

Women on the frontline

This International Women’s Day we’ve caught up with Rachel Smith, Gemma Richmond and Georgina Godfrey, three YAA Paramedics to see what life is like working as a female Paramedic through the pandemic.

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FEB 21

Community Fundraisers for YAA

Building bridges in the local community

Working at the heart of our communities: Angela Vyas, West Yorkshire Community Fundraiser speaks about her work for building bridges.

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FEB 21

Yorkshire Air Ambulance Rapid Response Vehicle with ambulances in the background

When would we dispatch our rapid response vehicles?

When dealing with the most serious major traumas in Yorkshire, time is of the essence and it is paramount that our Critical Care Team can reach our patients in the quickest way possible. Whilst our aircraft can travel up to 149mph and get to anywhere in Yorkshire within a 20-minute time frame, there are some instances where we are limited to, or it is more beneficial to take our rapid response vehicles.

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OCT 20

Dr Tim Moll, one of our YAA consultants

Meet Dr Tim Moll

We caught up with Dr Tim Moll, one of our YAA consultants to learn about some of his incredible work outside of the Charity. When he's not working for us, Tim is not only a Consultant Anaesthetist at Sheffield Northern General Hospital, he also has an exciting and varied career at the side of some of the UK's fastest racetracks!

15

SEP 20

Helen Berriman YAA volunteer

Fundraising post lockdown

West Yorkshire Community Fundraiser Helen Berriman talks us through her thoughts of coming out of lockdown.

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SEP 20

Jonathan Binnie

Meet Jonathan Binnie – Our New Line Pilot

We’re excited to announce that Jonathan Binnie has joined the YAA as one of our new line pilots. Jonathan joins our group of seven pilots who fly our two H-145 helicopters and help us save lives across the Yorkshire.

25

AUG 20

Jessica McDonnell

Fundraising memories and COVID-19

Our South Yorkshire Community Fundraiser Laura Lawton reflects on fundraising and the pandemic

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AUG 20

YAA Van

Community fundraising during the pandemic

Our fundraising team prepare for their first major event since lockdown

31

JUL 20

Two Helicopters and the horse

Our favourite places to visit in Yorkshire

Yorkshire Day takes place on August 1st every year and it’s the perfect opportunity for us to shout about our favourite places to visit and why we enjoy working in the best county in the UK!

29

JUL 20

Helen Callear

Musings from our Fundraising Director (North and East), Helen Callear

Helen Callear, our Fundraising Director for North and East Yorkshire talks us through some of her thoughts as part of the YAA fundraising team

23

JUL 20

Helicopter and crew

Steve Waudby’s last flight for the YAA

Happy 60th birthday Steve!

19

MAY 20

Behind the scenes of Helicopter ER

Behind the scenes of Helicopter ER

We caught up with Holly Pywell, Production Manager at Air TV to see what it’s like working behind the scenes on our hit TV show.

23

APR 20

heart attack image

Do you know the difference between a cardiac arrest and a heart attack?

Every minute counts when someone is experiencing cardiac problems – act fast and help save a life.

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APR 20

Simulation Suite at the YAA

Behind the scenes: a look at our Simulation Suite

Take a look behind the scenes of our new simulation suite and how it is helping specialist teams across Yorkshire with their training.

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MAR 20

Angela Vyas

Meet Angela

We caught up with one of West Yorkshire Community Fundraisers, Angela Vyas to discuss what it’s like working for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and to see what a typical day for a YAA fundraiser looks like.

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