Our mission is to save lives.
From the base in North Cork, the Irish Community Air Ambulance can put a 25,000 km² area within 30 minutes of emergency medical care. We bring hope to those who need it most- saving lives by saving time.
Our Air Ambulance Crew were tasked to 490 incidents across 13 counties in our first full year of operation in 2020, which increased to 512 incidents in 2021, over 14 counties. Our #Helimed92 crew have been tasked to over 325 medical emergencies in the first 4 months of this year alone showing an increasing need for the service.
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How does Irish Community Air Ambulance work?
When you call Ireland’s emergency numbers, 999 or 112, to report a life-threatening medical emergency, an ambulance will be dispatched from the nearest hospital. At the same time, our volunteer doctors in the community can also be notified and will be dispatched if they can be of assistance.
If the emergency requires the Air Ambulance due to the severity of the patients injuries, or the patient being located in a very rural part of Ireland then we will be dispatched (callsign HeliMed92).