Re: Wilderness First Aid (helicopter response to isolated areas)
Earl Needham (needhame@3LEFTIES.COM)
Fri, 16 May 1997 14:52:59 -0700
> From: Amick Robert <amick@SPOT.COLORADO.EDU>, on 5/15/97 4:05 PM:
> I would have to respectfully disagree with Steve, reagarding access to
> helicopters. In Colorado, (and many other Western States), there is a
> good network of EMS/Rescue Helicopters coordinated through Provenant/St.
> Anthony's who can get airborne in minutes 24/7 upon a "chopper go" order
> which can be initiated by an EMT or any public safety person.
That's true, however, there is the problem of finding a landing area.
Being open is not the only requirement, it also must be reasonably level. I
heard something on two meters just about two days ago that indicated a dynamic
rollover near Albuquerque. This is a major hazard of this type of rescue.
Earl Needham, KD5XB
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