Emerald Businesses Fly into Rescue300

The rotors of RACQ CapRescue fly far and wide. Covering 350,000km2 and protecting over 300,000 people, from Banana Shire to Central Highlands and everywhere in between.

More than 120 businesses support our life-saving service through the Rescue300 club, most recently with the addition of several new Emerald members.

Rescue300 is a group of like-minded businesses throughout Central Queensland working together to help keep their family, friends, and staff safe by supporting RACQ CapRescue with an annual donation.

This new uptake results from a recently appointed staff member Julie Smith. Julie grew up in Emerald and knows the importance of the service in more remote areas.

“Being an Emerald girl myself, and with my parents still living there, I’m conscious of people in the country being able to access critical medical care, she said.

It’s great to see Emerald businesses get behind the Rescue300 club, especially when almost 30% of our tasks are completed in the Central Highlands each year.”

Some new members that have joined the club that saves lives include APH Glass and Aluminium and H.E.M.E Pty/Ltd.

Tony Hales of APH Glass and Aluminium said becoming a Rescue300 Member was an easy decision.

“Living in Emerald, we are fortunate to have a great hospital in our town. However, the surrounding townships and remote properties nearby rely heavily on the fantastic service the RACQ CapRescue Chopper provides.  To have an incredible team, including the expertise from the in-flight Critical Care Paramedics at our doorstep, is a service we are proud to be part of.”

H.E.M.E owner Kym Hellmuth was excited to be one of the first Emerald based members.

“We really think this is such an incredibly important part of our chosen obligation in supporting our community,” she said.

Other incredible Emerald businesses that have made a real difference in the lives of many Central Queenslanders, include Emerald Carrying Company, Emerald Taxis, Lunar Mining, Emerald Coaches, Fair Dinkum Fresh and Louisa Backus Speech Pathology, Ryder Machining Services, GBA Consulting Engineers.  

Join the Rescue300 community today! Contact Julie Smith on 49229093 or email [email protected]