Safety helmets protecting Thames Valley’s air ambulance life savers

When Thames Valley Air Ambulance’s Helicopter Emergency Medics had a requirement for a new helmet solution, the charity looked no further than Vimpex, which had successfully supplied helmets to other air ambulance services, including Lincolnshire and Kent.

Following meetings to identify product performance requirements, and a product trial by critical care paramedics and doctors, Thames Valley Air Ambulance chose the Pacific R6C Paramedic/Rescue Helmet because it gives the charity a high performing, future proofed solution that can also be fully customised.

Steve Clelland, Business Development Manager, Vimpex, said, “Every part of the Pacific R6C Paramedic/Rescue Helmet can be quickly and easily removed without the use of special tools. Cost of ownership is therefore minimised as repairs and replacement of all components is simple. Pacific helmets are tested in the most extreme conditions required for conformity to relevant clauses of the latest EN standards.”

The life-saving work carried out by Thames Valley Air Ambulance relies on the skill and bravery of its team of doctors and critical care paramedics to deliver advanced trauma care to some of the most seriously injured patients across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire from its base at RAF Benson. Such exceptional individuals, who regularly put their own safety on the line to protect others, need the highest levels of equipment performance, including their head protection PPE, to ensure that their wellbeing is never compromised.

Vimpex is one of Europe’s leading independent manufacturers and distributors of high quality fire evacuation and alarm system products for installers, distributors and OEM manufacturers. The company is also a specialist in the supply of technical rescue and PPE equipment for UK fire, rescue, police, military and emergency services teams.