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Good Will and Middlehope FD Joint Drill

By BOB MCCORMICK, Correspondent | May 16, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 051921100

NEWBURGH, NY - On May 16th, Good-Will and Middlehope FDs held a joint drill on Pepsi Way to go over setting up landing zones for incoming Medevac helicopters. After the LZ was set up a Life Net helicopter circled the area from the east and then landed in a field. The crew got out of the helicopter, introduced themselves to the firefighters and started explaining what they look for when approaching a LZ. They spot trees and wires, and also see if the field is level or inclined. At night they look for wires and use night goggles to spot things they can't see. Firefighters then asked questions and the crew gave them a tour of the inside of the helicopter. After 90 minutes the crew got back into the helicopter and lifted off. It was a well informed drill and many firefighters came back with new information that they can use for next time.

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