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Engineers are the unsung heroes in baby rescues

Posted: 9th February 2016

Written by: The Toowoomba Chronicle

Electrical engineer Paul Priebbenow of Buchanan Advanced Composites checks the components on a piece of neonatal retrieval equipment.

EVERY time staff at Toowoomba's Buchanan Advanced Composites (BAC) hear the sounds of emergency services, they feel a mixture of emotions.

Their stomachs clench with worry but their hearts fill with pride - one of their products could be used to potentially save a baby's life.

One Monday last month a CareFlight crew was tasked to Warwick to help treat and transport an hours-old baby girl to Brisbane.

The tiny patient was transported back to the Royal Brisbane Hospital in a stable condition with a Mansell Neonatal Retrieval System (MNRS).

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