09/17/09 26 W, 1 I - + 14 - 9 Mystery Stations

Bird's Eye with Bing Maps again. Hint #1: They're not in Raleigh. Hint #2: They're not in Wake County.

Any chance the bottom picture is Greensboro Station#17
Noah Rogers (Email) - 09/17/09 - 08:16

The top right picture is the Duck Fire Station in Dare County (OBX). Almost all fire stations on the OBX have their own helo pad.
Adam Brown - 09/17/09 - 09:48

Yes, that’s Duck and Greensboro. What’s in the upper left? Hint #3: Mill.
Legeros - 09/19/09 - 14:21

I can guess what the helo pads are used for in such remote locations but what are the details on their use? Medical evacs no doubt but what else? And how often are they used?
Andrew - 09/19/09 - 19:39

The helo pads very in use from station to station and between the two counties of Dare and Currituck. In Corolla we use our helo pad for roughly 45-60 a year some years better than others. The local hospital in the OBX is mostly for sick calls and ob calls. So most other calls need to go to norfolk sentara or another hospital in the tidewater region. During the tourist season we fly anything from an active MI to seziures. It is all up to the medic on the call if a helicopter is requested or not. Drive time from Corolla to Norfolk is roughly an hour and forty five minutes on a good day and three hours on days that guest are leaving.

Now, Carova Beach Vol Fire Dept. is actually off of the paved road about 10 miles north of Corolla. There anything that may the slightest bit need to go somewhere other than a band-aid station gets flown out. The flight time ranges anywhere from 25-45 mins depending on where the helicopter is coming from. Two helos serve the OBX one based out of Manteo at the airport operated by Dare County EMS and another at Norfolk Sentara called Nightangale. Both services provide outstanding service and don’t mind coming to anything they are called for. I know us in Corolla receive several spinal injuries during the tourist season from beach activity that usually end up taking a flight out of precautionary measures.

Also the Coast Guard provides an helicopter if requested for anything from transports of patients to the hospital (be ready to lose your medic, because the CG requires the medic to fly in, and also be ready to send a driver to go get the medic) To assisting Ocean Rescue personnel in missing swimmer and/or missing boater searches. If you have any more questions about the OBX feel free to shoot me an email and I will be more than happy to try and answer them!
Adam Brown (Email) - 09/20/09 - 03:12

Is the top left Kannapolis Station 1 and training grounds?
Josh (Email) - 09/23/09 - 18:28

Legeros - 09/23/09 - 20:49

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