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OFD Holds Safety Training

OSWEGO, NY – Mercy Flight Central and the Oswego Fire Department participated in Ground Crew Safety Training during the week of November 12-15.

Joint safety training held recently
Joint safety training held recently

This training covered the topics of credentials of critical care air medical crews and pilots, utilization of air medical for trauma and medical calls that meet CDC and DOH guidelines, patient preparation for transport, overall safety aspects for air medical crews, ground crews and patients with landing zone preparation and helicopter landing.

Crews from SUNY Oswego’s Ambulance Corps (SAVAC) as well as SUNY Oswego University PD were also in attendance.

“This training was valuable for all involved to increase the understanding that responders from different departments encounter when dealing with the complexity of air transports,” said Chief Jeff McCrobie, Oswego Fire Department.