Air Support and Medic One winter training

Cross-posted from the Sheriff’s newsletter

The Air Support Unit’s Rescue Specialists and King County Medic One Paramedics Rescue Specialists recently conducted three days of winter training in the mountains near Alpental.

Crew members trained to prepare the team for operations in the snow and rugged mountains in King County and throughout Washington. They received lectures and practical skills training in recognizing and evaluating avalanche conditions and terrain.

Crew members also got practical experience locating and extracting avalanche victims, rigging rope systems for lowering and raising patients in litters, and methods for safely transporting those patients to a rescue helicopter or ambulance.