Utah Air National Guard Search And Rescue Training

Search and Rescue Training
Photo: Gephardt Daily/Kurt Walter

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – August 16, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) — The Utah Air National Guard has decided to stop at nothing to familiarize local government EMS with National Guard Rescue assets.

Yesterday, they showcased to local and state government political entities what abilities of EMS and rescue resources are available. The Utah Air National Guard (UANG) wants to increase the skill level and abilities of (CERFP) National Guard Chemical Enhanced Response Force Package S & E medics to extract critically injured patients to higher level of care using the Blackhawk Helicopter.

Yesterday, they taught local Search and Rescue Personnel how to hoist a patient using the Black Hawk Hoist system and how to Hot Load a patient to the helicopter that is on the ground. The National Guard Rescue also helped the Search and Rescuetest communication challenges between the Medivac helicopter crew and rescue personnel on the ground.

The training is to make sure that the Search and Rescue can effectively run Incident Command combining local EMS, state and military assets.



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