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rescue work on cliff

CLARIFICATION ON TERM “UNINJURED” IN LSC OWNERS MANUALS

Some customers   have expressed concern, and even confusion,  over the term “uninjured”  in our owner’s manuals.  For example, “The Quick Strop shall be used to hoist uninjured persons only,” is stated in the Quick Strop manual  and one rescue swimmer argued that anyone who is even mildly hypothermic has an “environmental injury” and that we …

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Helicopter simulator in the MAST in Halifax

Bringing Reality Inside: Hoist Emergency Response Training

Rescue crews train on everything.  Boat crews perform drills  on man-overboard, fire, flooding, loss of steering, you name it.  Helicopter crews drill on everything too.  In my time in helicopters I remember drilling on cabin fire and smoke, ditching and escape,  total power loss and auto-rotation, I even remember watching an instructor pilot pull back an …

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