Landing Zone Site Setup:
- Perimeter 100 feet x 100 feet perimeter day or night.
- Clear of trees, wires, emergency vehicles, signs, loose objects.
- Surface: smooth with no more than 13 degree slope.
- People and all vehicles kept back 100 feet at all times.
- Rotary beacons of emergency vehicles kept on to help pilot identify location.
- Daytime: Communicate by radio. Do not use sheets or light materials which can blow around.
- Nighttime: Locate one light in each corner of perimeter and a fifth light positioned up-wind. Do not use flares!
- Nighttime: Please turn off headlights as we are now using night vision goggles.
- Do a FOD (foreign object debris) walk.
- When helicopter lands, assign and position tail rotor guard.
- Never approach or depart helicopter until directed to do so by the crew.
- Always approach or depart helicopter forward of the cabin doors in full view of the pilot.
- If helicopter is parked on a slope always approach or depart down slope.
- Never allow personnel behind the cargo door or under the boom.
- Never allow object over six feet long to be carried to or from the helicopter.
- Do not allow vehicles to approach the helicopter closer than 100 feet.
- No more than 4 people should approach the helicopter at one time.
- Do not open or close doors on baggage compartment.
- When in doubt -stay back
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(Disclosure: *Based on the recommendations of the American College of Surgeons)
- Blunt and/or Penetrating Trauma
- Head Injuries
- Possible Spinal Cord Injuries
- Traumatic Amputation
- Two or more Long-Bone Fractures
- Electrical Burns
- Major Burns or Smoke Inhalation
- Multiple Patients
- Severe Mechanism of Injury
- Symptoms of Clinical Shock
- Unstable Myocardial Infarction
- Anaphylactic Shock
- Continuous Seizures
- Stroke Patients
- Patient Requires Minimal Out-Of-Hospital Time and/or
Critical Care Monitoring