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Firefighters train with helicopter to practice air evacuation

 

Feather Publishing
5/30/2014

Beckwourth Fire recently hosted an intensive training with the California Highway Patrol helicopter out of Redding.

Firefighters and local ambulance personnel trained on the use of three types of devices used to hoist injured patients from the scene of an accident or wilderness where emergency vehicles would not be able to drive directly to the scene or a medical helicopter could not land.

The flight crew from the CHP helicopter consisted of a pilot and a flight officer/paramedic. These two crew members briefed firefighters for over an hour on different uses, devices and methods of extricating patients using the hoist system of the CHP helicopter.

Most commonly, after the CHP helicopter hoists a patient out of a remote location, it has a rendezvous with either another air medical helicopter (from an organization like Care Flight) or a local ambulance for transport to the destination hospital.

Air medical helicopters are not equipped with hoisting equipment and the CHP fills this need for emergency responders to aid in the safe evacuation of injured patients.

Other agencies involved in the training were Sierra Valley Fire Department, Sutter County Fire Department and Eastern Plumas Health Care.


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