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LZ prez 1

This is the first try. I kept it very similar to the original in format until we can meet to discuss any large scale changes.
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Ryan O'Meara

on 25 November 2013

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Transcript of LZ prez 1

STARS Landing Zone Training
Welcome!
What we are going to
cover:

Landing Zones
Our organization
The New Helicopter
Questions?

STARS
ORGANIZATION
The AW 139...
Landing Zones
ELC
WE ALL HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY!
UTILITIES
SEARCH AND RESCUE
FIRE DEPARTMENT
STARS
HOSPITAL
CONSERVATION
POLICE
EMS
FIRST RESPONDERS
THE CHAIN OF SURVIVAL
SPECIALTY TEAMS: NICU, PICU
SEARCH AND RESCUE
MCI WITH MUTUAL AID ASSISTANCE
CRITICAL CARE INTER-FACILITY TRANSFERS
TRAUMA CALLS
STARS UTILIZATION
WE DO NOT INVOICE FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES PROVIDED
TOTAL DISTANCE:
EDMONTON – HIGHVALE 73KM

APPROX. FLIGHT TIMES:
BK – 20 MINS
AW – 16 MINS
FLIGHT TIME
EARLY ACTIVATION
CONSIDER US EARLY IN THE PROCESS
PROLONGED EXTRICATION

MVC WITH ASSOCIATED FATALITY

EJECTED FROM VEHICLE

FALLS MORE THAN 3 METRES (10 FEET)

CENTRAL PENETRATING INJURY

CRITICAL BURNS
INDICATIONS FOR
PRE ALERT OR LAUNCH
NEAR DROWNING

POST-DELIVERY COMPLICATIONS

DIFFICULT ACCESS FOR GROUND EMS UNITS

STROKE WITH KNOWN DOWN TIME

RISK OF AMPUTATION AT WRIST/ANKLE OR HIGHER

SEARCH AND RESCUE
INDICATIONS FOR PRE ALERT OR LAUNCH (CONT.’D)
TALKING TO THE STARS HELICOPTER:

FREQUENCIES:
PROVINCIAL AMBULANCE –
158.760MHz

PROVINCIAL FIRE –
156.855MHz

*CONTACT ELC DIRECTLY @
1-888-999-EVAC (3822)
, OR YOUR PRIMARY DISPATCH, IF YOU CANNOT ESTABLISH RADIO COMMS WITH THE HELICOPTER. THEY WILL CONNECT YOU DIRECTLY (VIA YOUR CELL PHONE)
BK 117
SPEED ~ 225KPH

~450KM RANGE

CAN CARRY TWO PATIENTS

CAPABLE OF HOT-LOADING

VFR/IFR CAPABILITIES
GETTING TO YOU AND THE PATIENT
CALL FLOW:
HOW TO REQUEST STARS
WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON DANGERS FOR LOW FLYING HELICOPTERS?
COMMON DANGERS
WIRES: POWER, PHONE, SUPPORT CABLES

TOWERS: RADIO, COMMUNICATIONS

TALL STRUCTURES: BUILDINGS, TREES, SIGNS

TOPOGRAPHY: HILLS, SLOPES, RAVINES

TRAFFIC: CARS, TRUCKS, ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES

BYSTANDERS

ANIMALS/WILDLIFE
THE POTENTIAL FOR THIS IS VERY REAL. BE VIGILANT!
DO NOT
ENTER
Approach
Routes
Landing
Zone
Marker
WIND
In addition to fuel shut-off, please push this t-handle (located between the pilots seats) down to shut-off the flow of oxygenWIND
or Paces
or Paces
or Paces
36m downwind
of Incident scene
LANDING ZONE SET UP
PUSH DOWN
ON BUTTON

STAY AWAY FROM THE BATTERY LOCATED IMMEDIATELY UNDER THE RIGHT EXHAUST
OXYGEN SHUT-OFF/BATTERY
THE PILOTS MAY DECLINE A MISSION BASED ON WEATHER AT THE BASE, ENROUTE, OR AT THE SCENE/FACILITY.
A REQUESTING AGENCY SHOULD NOT SEARCH OUT ALTERNATE HELICOPTER RESOURCES.
IF WEATHER IS A RISK TO OUR HELICOPTER, IT IS A RISK TO OTHER HELICOPTERS AS WELL.
WEATHER
CHOPPER HITS LINES
CHOPPER HITS LINES ... again!
ABORT!!!
CLEAR TO
LAND/ DEPART
CLEAR
TO LAND
HAND SIGNALS
HELICOPTER LANDING ZONE
LOW VISIBILITY CONDITIONS
NEVER APPROACH FROM THE REAR!!!
HELICOPTER LANDING SITE
IF GROUND IS SLOPED, APPROACH AND LEAVE FROM DOWNHILL
BK 117 SINGLE ENGINE FAILURE
TWO ENGINES & TWO PILOTS
ARRIVAL OF STARS CREW
IT’S A TEAM APPROACH

STARS CREW WILL: RECEIVE REPORT, ASSESS PATIENT, AND PERFORM ADDITIONAL INTERVENTIONS, IF NECESSARY, BEFORE DEPARTING
PATIENT LOADING AND DEPARTURE
LEAVE THE SAME WAY THEY APPROACHED
STARS CREW WILL CLOSE ALL DOORS/COMPARTMENTS
PILOT CIRCLES AIRCRAFT FOR A CHECK
LANDING ZONE OFFICER RESUMES POSITION
PREPARING FOR POLICE RIDE ALONG
POLICE WILL BE BRIEFED BY THE STARS SAFETY PILOT IF THEY ARE ACCOMPANYING PATIENT FOR CONTINUITY
SAFETY: REMOVE MAGAZINE, CLEAR CHAMBER
LEAVE PEPPER SPRAY BEHIND
ELC CAN INFORM YOUR DISPATCH OF OUR DESTINATION
AN ACTUAL STARS CALL
SCENE
LZO
SOUTH
NORTH
LZ
120’
WIND
HELICOPTER LANDING ZONE
FUNDRAISING AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
PATIENT CARE AND TRANSPORT
EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS
STARS GENERAL INFORMATION


STARS DISPATCH
REMOTE SITE REGISTRATION; WORK ALONE PROGRAM
INDUSTRIAL EMERGENCY CALL CENTRE
EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS
THE EMERGENCY LINK CENTRE (ELC)
PATIENT CARE AND TRANSPORT
THE MEDICAL CREW:
1 FLIGHT PARAMEDIC
1 NURSE
POSSIBLY A TRANSPORT PHYSICIAN

THE FLIGHT CREW:
2 PILOTS


THE SUPPORT CREW:

DISPATCH (ELC)
ENGINEERS (BACK AT BASE)
NIGHT VISION GOGGLES
NIGHT VISION GOGGLES
COMMUNITY
OUTREACH
STAFF TRAINING
RESEARCH
THE MOBILE
EDUCATION
UNIT
CONTINUING EDUCATION
THE STARS CRITICAL CARE TRANSPORT &
MEDICINE ACADEMY
FUNDRAISING

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

VOLUNTEERS
FOUNDATION
… It’s here!
DE-ICING CAPABILITY
WHY?... WELL,
AW139
BK 117 vs. AW139
AW139 vs. BK117
FLIGHT RADIUS BK 117 vs. AW 139

RED CIRCLE INDICATES
BK117 1 hr FLIGHT CIRCLE
AND UNREFUELED RADIUS
Provost
Jasper
North Battleford

BLUE CIRCLE INDICATES AW139 UNREFUELED FLIGHT CIRCLE
High Level
STARS COVERAGE
QUESTIONS?





EMAIL US AT: INFO@STARS.CA OR VISIT WWW.STARS.CA
COMMUNICATING WITH THE CREW
PRIMARY DISPATCH
EMS
FIRE
POLICE
CELL PHONE
(BACK-UP
COMMS)
STARS DISPATCH
STARS CREW
LANDING ZONE BRIEFING
DO NOT
ENTER
IN ADDITION TO THE FUEL SHUT-OFF PLEASE PUSH THIS T-HANDLE (LOCATED BETWEEN THE PILOTS SEATS) DOWN TO CEASE FLOW OF OXYGEN
FASTER
FURTHER
BETTER ABLE TO TREAT 2 PATIENTS
Ft. McMurray
AIRCRAFT CAN FLY OUT TO CIRCLES EDGE AND RETURN TO EDMONTON
WITH OUT REFUELING
WIND
**Bird strike video to be placed**
**nighttime wire strike video**
**brown out night video to be placed**
**video to be placed**
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