Outdoor Pursuits 16 Hour - Online Blended Part 1

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Working with Helicopter Rescue

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Helicopter Evacuation Safety Tips

Utilizing Helicopters for Remote Evacuation

Helicopters can be the optimal choice for patient evacuation in certain situations:

  • Remote Areas: When land transfer is slow or risky.
  • Prioritizing Safety: Ensuring patient well-being during evacuation.

Visibility is Key

To maximize visibility for helicopter rescues:

  • Daytime Signals: Use an orange survival bag or Y-arm position.
  • Stay Still: Avoid unnecessary movement to stand out effectively.
  • Signal Differently: Distinguish yourself from others.
  • Nighttime Signals: Employ a torch in sweeping motions or a glow stick in circles.

Helicopter Landing Protocol

Follow these safety guidelines during helicopter operations:

  • Keep Distance: Maintain a minimum 50-meter distance from the helicopter.
  • Non-Interference: Do not approach the helicopter or winchman.
  • Assist as Instructed: Only provide help when requested by the crew.
  • Avoid Light Disturbance: Do not shine torches at the crew or aircraft.

These safety measures apply to both remote and non-remote areas, ensuring the smooth and secure operation of helicopter evacuations.