10/08/10 149 W, 1 I - + 5 - 8 Raleigh Fire Department Completes Helo Rescue Training

From this press release posted this week, the Raleigh Fire Department now has 15 members trained as Helicopter Aquatics Rescue Technicians to respond to floods and a wide range of helicopter-based rescues. Each team member has trained to execute rescues over land, water, from rooftops, trees and most other obstacles.

The initial phase of training included more than 100 hours in a variety of scenarios. Requests for assistance from the team come through the State of North Carolina Emergency Management from the local county emergency management agencies.

The training was put into practice last Friday, October 1, as team members Capt. E. Moxin and Lt. P Morgan responded to a request from Bertie County to perform reconnaissance over the flooded towns of Windsor, Hertford and Belhaven. Here are some past photos of their training from Lee (Set #1, Set #2, Set #3) and Legeros.

Lee Wilson photo

There’s something you don’t see every day. Nice job Lee!
Todd D - 10/09/10 - 19:56

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