Rescue team rigging training at Ravensdale Range

From the King County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Newsletter

Recently, a team of deputies, sergeants, and King County Medic One paramedics assigned to the ancillary helicopter rescue team literally hung around at the Ravensdale range for rigging training.

Crewmembers worked on tying and using the standard rigging system to anchor themselves and safely move a patient up and down higher angled terrain. They climbed and rappelled from the training tower to reinforce their rescue skills.

The helicopter rescue team enjoys a robust partnership with colleagues at King County Medic One. This team, along with helicopter hoist rescues, is trained to move patients across varied terrain in normal and snowy conditions. They also train in avalanche rescue and recovery, basic life safety, and assisting Medic One team members with advanced life safety techniques.