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EMS personnel undergo helicopter safety training

EMS personnel undergo helicopter safety training

POSTED: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 5:23pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 9:44am

Del Sol Medical Center hosted a helicopter safety training session on Wednesday for local Emergency Medical Services personnel.

Students learned how to set up a landing zone and they practiced emergency medicine on mannequins inside the helicopters. Del Sol Medical Center, Fort Bliss medics, and the Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue Team conducted the training.

Bert Corbell, Administrative Director for Trauma at Del Sol said this type of training helps crews prepare for any type of emergency situation. "Not every patient is in the hospital. Some are at the scene, at a car accident, at their home in a remote area, or someone is out working on a ranch and has a trauma occur. We need to know how to safely set up a landing zone for the helicopter," said Corbell.

Del Sol Medical Center conducts this type of training periodically for EMS personnel and volunteers. Those interested in attending a class can call Corbell at 595-9000 or 629-3434.

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It would be nice if correct information was reported. This aircraft and crew belongs is Native Air 36 (Air Methods), based at Sierra Medical Center and not Fort Bliss medics as reported. Although they do both belong to Air Methods, they perform different missions. Fort Bliss is contracted to provide services to Fort Bliss and Native Air 36 provides services to the community.

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