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walt    Posted 09-07-2002 at 10:21:48       [Reply]  [No Email]

Me Hard at it.

momma Jan    Posted 09-07-2002 at 19:20:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Walt I too thank you and all other Care flight personal. Living in a rural area with just a small hospital are badly injured or very ill are care flighted to Reno which would be a 45 min. to one hour ride by ambulance. So Care flight is very important and I have seen many a case where they have saved lives.
Luckly none of my family have yet had a need for them for that I am happy.
Thank You Very much!

Nathan(GA)    Posted 09-07-2002 at 15:31:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Walt, Is that you in the car upside down? LOL

I assume you're the pilot. Interesting job!

I've had a nephew and a cousin benefit from the lifeflight.

This mickey mouse hospital here will call the chopper if somebody stubbs their toe.

I clicked on your picture the other day and mine and a few more opened on the same page.

walt    Posted 09-07-2002 at 15:42:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes, me in the copter. Kim knows about the pics, something with the program. I tried to delete but no go.

Ron/PA    Posted 09-07-2002 at 11:00:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Walt, you're job must be confusing,, I would love the flying, but I don't think I would be so thrilled about your destinations, or your cargo.
Thanx for doing what you do, you and many like you perform a great service. One of your guys got my dad to a different hospital in time to beat an anurism,,
Great pic

walt    Posted 09-07-2002 at 15:25:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks, it is very rewarding. But it is a Catch 22. If we sit around all day, we get bored, but when the bell sounds, we know someone got hurt. The company founder is from a rural community and saw a need. Now bases are only established in rural areas where it would take ground ambulances 2,3,4hrs to get to the nearest trauma center. If we can get them there within 1 hr from accident, the survival rate jumps from 1 in 5 to 3 in 5. Pretty good stats..

Bob /Ont.    Posted 09-07-2002 at 15:43:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Walt they are a big thing here in the GTA. We have lots of accidents and they really need them.
Later Bob

WallSal55    Posted 09-07-2002 at 19:00:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Watched a night rescue from our front yard,
the scene was 1/2 mi. away, but located between
two farmhouses, with the terrain being a hill on
one side of the one farm, and gravel pit, highlines on the other, so they had to land
further back from the scene. (the people were
lifelined an hour away and were OK) We were
amazed at having to land at night.
What navigation tools are on board?

walt    Posted 09-07-2002 at 19:53:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
We have dual GPS, with moving map display. We coord with local EMS, 911centers, police, fire, of preplotted landing zones. We also donate handheld GPS to emergency crews so they can give us coords. Also, our central dispatch has a computer map plotting program, give them road numbers, etc, and it will read out in latitude/longitude which is then relayed to me.

Nathan(GA)    Posted 09-07-2002 at 20:53:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
95% of the time, the one here lands at the hospital. EMS brings them in and waits on the copter. Usually takes 40 minutes to get here from Augusta. I can drive it in 75 minutes running speed limit. I guess it's procedure to keep from being sued, but EMS could take off to Augusta and be there before the copter gets here. And I know there's alot I don't understand about it all.

walt    Posted 09-07-2002 at 21:22:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
The company I work for is very unique. We are a private company and not hospital based. If a service thinks they may need us, call us and we will launch enroute. If we are not needed we will turn around and head home, no-one gets a bill. If needed, we have gained time to get to the patient. Here's some info..

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