On September 23, the TLA proudly donated $10,000 to the Technical Evacuation Advanced Aero Medical Society (TEAAM) to assist in establishing the TEAAM4 base in Campbell River. The funds will be directed towards capital equipment purchases for first aid equipment.
The TLA has long recognized and lobbied government for the need of helicopter emergency medical services to bring medically directed rescue to attend to forestry workers in remote and difficult to respond to areas on Vancouver Island.
The Technical Evacuation Advanced Aero Medical Society (TEAAM) is an advanced life support helicopter emergency medical services non-profit that responds to remote, austere wilderness and industrial settings outside of the scope and capability of the British Columbia Ambulance Service. TEAAM is comprised of advanced and primary care paramedics, emergency physicians, nurses, technical rescue specialists and other mountain professionals dedicated to providing leading edge pre-hospital care and transport in austere settings.
With so many TLA members and others benefiting from the availability of this service in remote logging areas, the TLA encourages its members to contact TEAAM for more information about how they can benefit from their services.