Senior rescue crewman Jethro Lampe with one of the rescue helmets fitted with a camera.
Senior rescue crewman Jethro Lampe with one of the rescue helmets fitted with a camera.

Extra eye for chopper rescue crew

A MAJOR security company has put its technology to good use and lent a helping hand to the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopters by donating new camera equipment.

Rescue choppers that service the Tweed and Gold Coast regions previously used four lipstick cameras, positioned to capture different angles of a rescue, ranging from views inside the cockpit and from the roof of the helicopter.

BSMS Security has don- ated mobile camera devices valued at $1200 each that will be mounted onto rescue crews' helmets to capture previously unseen footage of vital rescues.

BSMS Security general manager Terry Jones said the cameras would be a welcome asset in performing rescue debriefs.

“The camera will add another dimension to the vision that is already being captured and we hope that it will further assist the rescue crews with their training,” Mr Jones said.

Rescue helicopter spokesman and chief crewman Roger Fry said community donations and support was greatly appreciated.

“This is great use of their resources. Terry and his company's support was instantaneous and we appreciate his passion and willingness to become involved,” Mr Fry said.

BSMS will also lend a hand by providing ground security for the upcoming Yellow Pages 4WD, Caravan, Camping and Marine Show in July, which will be a vital fundraiser for the rescue helicopter service.

“We are a community-based company and believe in giving back to the community,” Mr Jones said.



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