Philips Search and Rescue Trust is the charity responsible for New Zealand’s largest pool of rescue helicopters.
Philips Search & Rescue Trust (PSRT) is the charity responsible for fundraising and promotion of the North Island’s largest pool of community rescue helicopters. Engaged when time is critical or accessibility is compromised, our search and rescue helicopters serve the central North Island, providing an essential emergency service in your community.
Dispatched through the 111-call system, our rapid response rescue helicopters bring life-saving equipment, rescue personnel, with full-time Flight Paramedic workforce, and experienced Intensive Care Paramedics (ICP) directly to the patient.
Philips Search and Rescue Trust aims to provide the highest standard of air ambulance, and search and rescue services. We believe that through enduring relationships with the communities in which we operate, together we can save lives.
When needed, your rescue helicopter will be there, 24/7, 365 days a year.
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Philips Search and Rescue Trust was founded in 1985, available through the emergency 111 call system, our rapid response rescue helicopters bring life-saving equipment, rescue personnel and trauma-trained medics directly to the patient.