Aviation incidents are often remote, mass-casualty events where seconds count. Our innovative use of technology gives our teams a time and capability advantage at each stage of a response. The hard skills and experience of our team members provides casualties with the best possible pre-hospital care, in the shortest time frame.
Our People
Our teams are multi-disciplinary and tailored to meet the needs of the clients risk mitigation strategies. OPSTAR only employs highly experienced and skilled operators. Whether they are Paramedics, Firefighters or Rescue operators our team members are drawn from the disciplined services and are clinically and operationally current in best practice.
Rescue Paramedic
Equipped, trained and ready to provide advanced resuscitive care in the most extreme environments, OPSTAR's Paramedics are qualified and experienced in Rescue and HAZMAT operations.
Aviation Fire Rescue Incident Controller
Incident Management skills, Fitness, Navigation, rescue helicopter operations and high levels of emergency medical training are entry level qualifications and experience requirements for our specialist Fire Rescue Officers.
Emergency Response Officer
ERO's are fit, resourceful and team players. Most ERO's join us with a minimum of Cert 3 in Public Safety, Cert 3 in Advanced First Aid and have at least one other skill in rescue. The range of tasks an ERO performs requires an extensive internal induction program prior to gaining operational status as an ERO.
Duty Operations Officer
Emergency Management and Crisis Response is second nature to our Duty Operations Officers. The ability to make decisions under pressure and effectively manage and coordinate a response are critical skills practised regularly through frequent exercising and training. Our high levels of aviation knowledge and experience allows for our Duty Operations team to value add to our contracts through additional roles.
Our Capabilities
Monitoring and Detection
A key aspect of OPSTAR's turnkey Emergency Response system is the ability to immediately detect an incident, and determine an appropriate datum for the response in the shortest timeframe possible. OPSTAR does not solely rely on third parties to alert us to an incident and provide the information we may require. Our monitoring and response technology allows us to maintain the best response times, and the most effective response capabilities, especially in remote and deployed scenarios.
Search and Rescue
Search and Rescue encompasses the locating of an incident site or individual, the access of rescue personnel to that site and the extrication of victims for further treatment. OPSTAR's Emergency Response system is designed to maximise the effectiveness of Search and Rescue and provide the best possible outcome in every incident.
Professional Pre-Hospital Care
OPSTAR's paramedics train specifically for hazardous and isolated environments. Significant trauma, burns and complex extrication scenarios make ours a truly niche capability. For this reason, OPSTAR has a robust clinical governance framework and on-call emergency medicine specialist Medical officers in order to provide best practice clinical care to patients in the field.
High risk activities requiring advanced Search and Rescue and Emergency Response capabilities do not just happen close to home. OPSTAR's Emergency Response capability is fully deployable, by air or over land, to wherever it may be required.