Utilize their Chain of Command. Daytime –Contact Unit Commander. –Unit Commander notifies Aircrew. Nighttime –Contact the nearest SHP Communications Center. –Troop OD notifies SOS OD. Aircrew makes a safety assessment based on weather conditions. Requesting NCSHP Aircraft Allied Agencies
During Normal Business Hours: Aircraft Operations Unit Commander Lieutenant Todd Woodard Office – (919) 661-4841 Mobile – (919) 524-2167 After Hours: Any Highway Patrol Telecommunication Center Requesting NCSHP Aircraft Allied Agencies
Location –GPS is preferable –Format – hddd* mm.mmm’ Description –Clothing –Direction of travel –Medical Conditions Requesting NCSHP Aircraft Needed Information
Point of contact –Name –Radio call sign –Contact telephone number Radio Communications Procedures –VIPER System State Event Talkgroups Troop Mutual Aid Talkgroups Local County Mutual Aid Talkgroup Local County Law Talkgroup –Conventional Radio Receive Frequency Transmit Frequency PL Tone
Requesting NCSHP Aircraft Needed Information Does the suspect have a weapon? Is there a Landing Zone (LZ)? –Easily Accessible –Free of obstructions –Minimum size 100 foot x 100 foot –Firm surface –Free of agriculture rows for clearance
Eye protection – Firearms Safety Glasses Hearing protection – Firearms Hearing Protection DO NOT approach helicopter unless a pilot signals you. ALWAYS approach helicopter from the sides, NEVER from the rear.
Helicopter Safety DO NOT smoke or run near aircraft. DO NOT approach from an upslope. Essential personnel must remain 100 feet away from the landing zone. Onlookers kept 200 feet away. Secure all headgear near spinning blades.