2 Flight Team Health Care District: Pilots – One or two pilots depending on the shiftPalm Beach County Fire RescueParamedics – Full Time and ReliefNurse/Paramedics – Full Time and Relief
3 Support Team Health Care District Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Director/Chief PilotInstructor PilotMaintenance Director, Avionics Technician and 2 MechanicsBilling CoordinatorAdministrative AssistantFacility Maintenance TechnicianPalm Beach County Fire RescuePBFR Special OperationsMedical Director
4 Pilot Credentials and Training Pilots –Airline Transport and Commercial RatingCertified Flight Instructor/Instrument Instructor ratingBi-annual FAA flight checksBi annual flight training in full-motion simulatorsAnnual FAA medical exams
5 Medical Crew Credentials Florida Certified ParamedicsFlorida Licensed Registered NursesAdvanced 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 ManagementClinical Rotation at Trauma CenterMinimum 4100 hours of Critical Care or Emergency Room Nursing Experience
6 Aircraft Service Hours & Schedule 24/ days per year12 hour shifts1st Aircraft 24 hours a day (2 shifts 7am & 7pm)2nd Aircraft 12 hours per day (12 noon to 12 midnight)
8 Additional Responsibilities Train Ground Crew ProvidersEducate the CommunitySupport other District DepartmentsParticipate in numerous Aeromedical organizations, advisory Groups and Advisory Councils
9 120 Feet x 120 Feet Minimum Landing Zone Size: Powerlines Note: Look around LZ forobstacles outside of thesurface area.Tree
10 LZ Prep Considerations Identifying obstaclesNotify flight crew of all obstaclesStopping traffic including emergency & law enforcement vehiclesRemove all loose debris from site (i.e. construction material)
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 RescueState Mutual Aid 800mhzLE Common & FR Common 800mhzMulti agency LZ support (State Police, Sheriff, Fire Rescue) Trauma Hawk has limited communications beyond Fire Rescue
17 CommunicationsMaintain 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 communicationsStats