The main task of the Luxembourg Air Rescue helicopters consists above all of taking a qualified emergency doctor as quickly as possible to a seriously injured or ill person, since the time factor plays a decisive role in any rescue service. By shortening the time at which therapy can be made available it is possible to reduce later complications. According to expert opinion the first 15 minutes are decisive for life or death. For this reason there are 3 helicopters standing ready every day in Luxembourg. These are integrated into the national rescue service.
The emergency doctor attached to the duty hospital decides independently which method of transport seems to him to be the quickest and most suitable.