Peter Davidson is a humble man but a remarkable Australian. He is a qualified Air Ambulance M.I.C.A., Flight Paramedic and Team Leader and working on “Helimed One” the Victorian Air Ambulance Rescue Helicopter.
Peter was on “Helimed One” and assisted in the 1998/9 Sydney to Hobart yacht race disaster rescuing eight men in the midst of some of the worst conditions in sailing history. It was described by many of the survivors and rescuers as a Hurricane. Before it ended, 12 yachts had been abandoned, five yachts sank, six men lost their lives and 50 sailors had to be winched to safety. The event itself is one of the worst Maritime disasters in Australian history. Peter and the crew of “Helimed One” willingly placed their own lives in danger in order to save lives and undertook rescues which are seen as beyond that ever asked of rescue helicopters.
Peter shares his incredible story of how he himself almost lost his life twice in the rescue. This is a powerful story that explores adapting to change and your environment, leadership, managing risk, persistence and determination, the importance of preparation, training, planning, systems, teamwork and trust.