We undertake around 160 critical missions every year, involving search and rescue of missing bushwalkers, maritime search and rescue, remote airlifts, and medical evacuations known as medivac.
We also occasionally assist in specialist police operations for Tasmania Police.
Tasmania is home to some of Australia's most rugged and unforgiving terrain and so our rescue equipment and our team needs to be up to the task.
The twin-engine Westpac Rescue Helicopter is one of the most sophisticated in the world.
It is a state-of-the-art mobile emergency medical room that is able to fly day or night, in virtually all weather conditions, and which can operate safely right across our state.