Multi Agency Medevac Training Hosted by Mastic FD & EMS
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosAbout 50 1st responders from 5 Fire and EMS Agencies joined Mastic FD and Mastic EMS in training on medevacs with the help of Suffolk Police Aviation and the Stony Brook Hospital Flight Medic program.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosResponders from Mastic FD and Mastic Ambulance train on bringing a patient to the awaiting medevac and loading them in to it.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosPO: Fitzgerald of Suffolk County Police Aviation Goes over medevac procedures.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosSuffolk Police Officers from the Aviation Section and A Stony Brook Medicine Flight Paramedic and a Flight Physician trained about 50 first responders at the William Floyd High School Recently.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosEMS and fire members practice loading a patient into a SCPD helicopter for Medevac Missions.
On the morning of September 10th, about 50 first responders from multiple agencies (Mastic FD, Mastic Ambulance, Shirley Ambulance, Mastic Beach Ambulance and Brookhaven FD) went to the William Floyd High School for a special training co-hosted by Mastic FD and Mastic Ambulance on MedEvacs.
The Suffolk County Police Aviation Section, as well as Stony Brook Hospital came in one of the Suffolk Police Helicopters that is used for patient transports from various incidents. The medevac program staffing is supplied by both agencies. Suffolk Police Aviation Section officers are the pilot and Co Pilots while Stony Brook Medicine provides a Flight medic at a minimum, and on some occasions a flight Physician as well.
Items that they went over included choosing a landing zone, safety and loading procedures, and more. This was a great training as it helps to make sure all agencies are on the same page and keeps everyone refreshed on skills.