Rescue News

Local Industry Leader Comes On Board

RACQ CapRescue has recently welcomed industry leader, Coxons Group Australia, on board for a three-year commitment as the Service’s newest Lift Off Partner. The proud sponsorship between the local Rockhampton branch and RACQ CapRescue will ensure that the service can continue to provide a world class, dedicated aerial search and rescue helicopter with full aeromedical and counter disaster capabilities in the Central Queensland region.

RACQ CapRescue’s Operations Manager Kirsty Wooler comments “One of the core principles of the Coxons Group Australia is to support and develop a better future for their community. We can confirm that this partnership will indeed ensure a better future for the 300,000 residents currently living in Central Queensland. We value long term relationships at RACQ CapRescue and are delighted to be partnering with Coxons Group Australia for many years to come.”

Mark Ostwald, the National Sales Manager for Coxons Group Australia said that, “as a local family-owned business it was very important for Coxons to continue to recognise and contribute back to our local and regional communities. This partnership is a reflection of the Coxons Group values and we are very excited to execute this new agreement today”.

Coxons Group Australia provides cooling services to mining, transport, and other industries from their branches in Rockhampton, Townsville, and Newcastle.  Joel Heazlewood, Managing Director of Coxons Group Australia commented that, “I think the RACQ Capricorn Service does absolutely fantastic work. This is an important relationship to us, and truly reflects our values of supporting the communities we operate in. As our business grows, we’re so grateful to be able to increase our level of support to vital community services.”

In addition to the three-year partnership, Coxons Group Australia has also contributed as a Rescue300 member for a number of years, supported fundraising activities among staff, and sponsored the annual Resources Charity Golf Day for which RACQ CapRescue is the beneficiary.

As demand for our service increases, corporate partnerships such as this ensures that we are able to continue providing our vital lifesaving service free of charge to the people of Central Queensland. Currently our rescue team averages 1.3 tasks per day, comprising of primary attendance at accident scenes and workplaces as well as search and rescue activities. We also attend to the retrieval of critical patients from outlying hospitals. Our vital Service operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year free of charge.

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