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Discussion in 'MedEvac' started by gotWXdagain, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. gotWXdagain

    gotWXdagain Highly Visible Member

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    Medevac pilots check in.
     
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    deadstick Well-Known Member

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    Red 5...Standing by.
     
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  3. MikeD

    MikeD Administrator Staff Member

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    As needed when situation requires, rescue as well as evac.

    Though we don't do a lot of the actual evac part, for a number of reasons.
     
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  4. gotWXdagain

    gotWXdagain Highly Visible Member

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    I think we got this, but we'll call you if we need you.

    (see what I did there?)
     
  5. MikeD

    MikeD Administrator Staff Member

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    The EMS operators get upset if we do a transport without extenuating circumstances. Only ones they don't is the State Police when they do them.

    But we don't like doing them anyway, as it ties us down with a patient and we're unavailable for LE needs during that time.
     
  6. gotWXdagain

    gotWXdagain Highly Visible Member

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    Do your birds even have a medical setup in the back? BLS or ALS?
     
  7. A150K

    A150K Well-Known Member

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    Hey cool, we have our own section now!
     
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  8. MikeD

    MikeD Administrator Staff Member

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    Our Blackhawks and Hueys do, BLS primarily. Which is funny....a BLS helo. :)

    But, our job is rescue.......mainly hoist and long-line, with medical being initial stabilization and initial care. We can do extended care if required, either on scene or to a hospital, but again, we don't like to if we don't have to.
     
  9. ppragman

    ppragman Direct BOOKE

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    BLS in a helicopter? What does that even look like? I'd imagine that's just a shotgun and a VHS copy of Old Yellar, right?
     
  10. ppragman

    ppragman Direct BOOKE

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    Red October standing by
     
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  11. gotWXdagain

    gotWXdagain Highly Visible Member

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    Well actually, the helicopter itself is the shotgun part.
     
  12. deadstick

    deadstick Well-Known Member

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    And a bandaid. You can never get a bandaid without breaking into the aircraft's first aid kit.
     
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    moxiepilot Well-Known Member

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    I'm not medevac but i did stay at a holiday inn last night.
     
  14. Akutan

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    Holiday Inn Express. The Express part is what makes you a bit of a badass in medevac.
     
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    EIR Well-Known Member

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    I'm a prior ambo pilot. I did it for 4 years and often miss it.
     
  16. MaxHOGE

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    Hello, current HAA pilot working Eastern NM - West TX.
     
  17. MikeD

    MikeD Administrator Staff Member

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    Out of ROW?
     
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  18. MaxHOGE

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    No, at a hospital north of HOB. Fly into ROW on occasion though.
     
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    MikeD Administrator Staff Member

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    That's cool. Buddy of mine is the Air Methods lead pilot (or whatever they call them) for helos at ROW. Or at least was last I knew. :)
     
  20. MaxHOGE

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    Yes there are quite a few Air Methods bases around here, they also have a helo at HOB as well as fixed wing assets in CNM I believe. I see those guys at HOB and LBB.

    Good to see a dedicated Medevac section here at JC. Looks like mostly fixed wing folks so far on this thread, maybe we'll get rotorheads soon;-)
    I'm also interested in the fixed wing side of the house, but don't have the turbine FW time to apply.
     
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