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1 Trauma Hawk Helicopter Orientation

2 Flight Team Health Care District:
Pilots – One or two pilots depending on the shift Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Paramedics – Full Time and Relief Nurse/Paramedics – Full Time and Relief

3 Support Team Health Care District Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
Director/Chief Pilot Instructor Pilot Maintenance Director, Avionics Technician and 2 Mechanics Billing Coordinator Administrative Assistant Facility Maintenance Technician Palm Beach County Fire Rescue PBFR Special Operations Medical Director

4 Pilot Credentials and Training
Pilots – Airline Transport and Commercial Rating Certified Flight Instructor/Instrument Instructor rating Bi-annual FAA flight checks Bi annual flight training in full-motion simulators Annual FAA medical exams

5 Medical Crew Credentials
Florida Certified Paramedics Florida Licensed Registered Nurses Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum (TNCC) Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN) Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) Advanced Airway Management Clinical Rotation at Trauma Center Minimum 4100 hours of Critical Care or Emergency Room Nursing Experience

6 Aircraft Service Hours & Schedule
24/ days per year 12 hour shifts 1st Aircraft 24 hours a day (2 shifts 7am & 7pm) 2nd Aircraft 12 hours per day (12 noon to 12 midnight)

7 Area of Service

8 Additional Responsibilities
Train Ground Crew Providers Educate the Community Support other District Departments Participate in numerous Aeromedical organizations, advisory Groups and Advisory Councils

9 120 Feet x 120 Feet Minimum Landing Zone Size: Powerlines Note:
Look around LZ for obstacles outside of the surface area. Tree

10 LZ Prep Considerations
Identifying obstacles Notify flight crew of all obstacles Stopping traffic including emergency & law enforcement vehicles Remove all loose debris from site (i.e. construction material)

11 Stopping traffic Single direction

12 Stopping traffic Single direction

13 Construction zone Removing debris

14 Stopping traffic Both directions

15 Communication limitations
Proprietary systems that are not integrated (different terminology or data dictionary). Typically, most agencies purchase communication systems to serve their internal communication needs. Frequently, the systems are proprietary and not readily integrate with other agencies.

16 Communications Trauma Hawk Tactical Communications
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue State Mutual Aid 800mhz LE Common & FR Common 800mhz Multi agency LZ support (State Police, Sheriff, Fire Rescue) Trauma Hawk has limited communications beyond Fire Rescue

17 Communications Maintain two-way communications with the aircraft during the entire operation. Notify flight crew of any pertinent information related to the LZ. Expect the pilot to notify you if he intends to land or reposition the aircraft in a location other than what was designated. Be prepared to give the abort command should the LZ become unsafe during final approach. Keep all communications brief and concise.

18 Looking forward Future Emergency Helistops
Integrated Landing Zone training (law enforcement & TIM) Integrate and Improve radio communications Stats

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