November 2, 2023

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HAVE YOU SEEN THIS LIFESAVER IN YOUR SKY? Did you know the Local HERO (Helicopter Emergency Response Organization) Foundation is a vital charity making a life-saving difference in the Wood Buffalo region since 2013? Over 500 critically ill or seriously injured patients have been flown …

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March 14, 2018

Community Investment Program

The Local HERO Foundation would like to send a huge thank you to Mayor and Council for their support of the Region’s only life-saving helicopter medevac service. The Community Investment Program funds will help ensure continuation of this vital service, with a crew and helicopter …

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December 15, 2017

Local Nav Canada Branch Donates $10,000

The Local HERO Foundation was extremely pleased to be chosen as the recipient of a cheque for $10,000 from local Nav Canada control tower personnel. Branches of the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association across the country had donated to the Fort McMurray International Airport branch …

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November 23, 2017

Move quickly to build air ambulance heliport at Fort McMurray hospital: report FORT MCMURRAY, AB. — A judge says air ambulance service in the oilsands region in northeast Alberta is hobbled because helicopters can’t land directly at the Fort McMurray hospital. A fatality inquiry report into the 2007 death of an oilsands worker recommends government officials …

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September 29, 2017

2017 FMFD Pancake Breakfast

The Local HERO Foundation was thrilled to be the recipient of the proceeds from this year’s raffle ticket sales at the annual Pancake Breakfast at Hall 1 on Sept 9th.  The prize of a helicopter city tour courtesy of Phoenix Heli-Flight brought in $790.00.  Thank …

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