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Did you know? …

that less than 1% of the First Aid Vehicles working in the oil and gas industry use PatchMap? (we would know) … this is one of my pet peeves.  

Most First Aid Companies working in the field for oil & gas operations supply one qualified person per vehicle to contain and transport injured personnel to safety. In remote areas this means 100 kms or more if the weather is too poor for STARS to fly. With the First Aid Attendant in the back of the truck trying to keep their cool with a possibly critically injured employee … who is driving?

I’m told that this is all organised and under control but think about it: It’s one of the crew who’s the designated driver, that’s their buddy that is in the back and they are likely full of adrenaline themselves, or it’s someone from the other crew who is sleep deprived already … remember, STARS couldn’t fly for a reason so the weather conditions are far from ideal.

 The driver may well have not been on these roads more than once and that may have been two weeks agoduring the day, before they plowed out a few extra roads here and there … so, would YOU like to be the one in the back?

This is where PatchMap comes in … the egress route is preplanned and stored on the GPS when they arrive at location. Every time that the truck turns on, the GPS wants to take the driver to safety … no matter who is in the driver’s seat !


PatchMap is THE GPS Navigation system built for safe and efficient navigation anywhere in the Canadian oil & gas regions of Canada. It has over 100,000 kms of roads no other navigation tool has.


Small cost … large consequence.

First you have to get there … Use PatchMap or GET LOST !

*** PatchMap comes on an SD card for Garmin GPS units … the entire cost is less than front tires for the vehicle … the reason that they won’t buy now is this cost … really?        Maybe it’s time to clue them in !


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