Frequent joint calls to Dalby Forest means that we need to work closely together…..

DSC01763As part of the team’s regime of ongoing training and development the team were fortunate to be able to spend the morning of Sunday 11th of January training with our colleagues from the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

We based the training in  Dalby, The Great Yorkshire, Forest which is a joint ‘hot spot’ for us and we are grateful to Forestry Commission England for their continued support of the team in allowing us to use the venue for much of our training.

This video records highlights of the day.

Once that was complete then a small group of team members deployed onto the field armed with smoke to bring in G-CEMS from Yorkshire Air Ambulance.  DSC01762

Safely landed and shutdown the aircraft was opened up and groups taken around by the crew to understand the safety aspects of the helicopter and skills needed in loading a casualty with differing medical conditions into the helicopter with a range of stretchers.

The next scenario was for the helicopter to fly to a simulated casualty location at Sutherbruff Rigg Quarry.  This allowed us to appreciate the carrying capability of the helicopter, its agility, landing capability and the opportunity to release yet more smoke 🙂

DSC01802Once on location the simulated casualty was packed in a team vacuum mattress and carried to the helicopter before loading in the vacmat followed by a flight to a simulated hospital (Team member John’s farm just outside of the forest)

We would like to thank:

The duty crew from Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Al from YAA and CVSRT, Paul from Forestry Commission England and all the team members who all worked together to make it such and informative and enjoyable session.