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Air ambulance treatment. Paramedic preparing blood pressure measuring equipment. The patient and paramedic are wearing headphones and microphones to allow them to communicate while the air ambulance is airborne. An air ambulance is a helicopter equipped with life-support systems and staff for emergency medical cases. It provides a rapid response to casualties in inaccessible locations, as it can perform vertical take-offs and landings in confined spaces. This is the Essex Air Ambulance. It serves the county of Essex in England. This helicopter entered service in 2003.
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