HELICOPTER EVACUATION PROCEDURE

Service aux particuliers


CONTACT THE CALL CENTER

Toll free: 1 877 999-3322

From a satellite phone : 1 418 673-3322

 

PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION

Region, GPS coordinates, and landmarks
Name and telephone number of a contact person on site
Details: what happened (where, when, how?)
Number of individuals to be rescued
Injury type, symptoms, etc
Approximate weight of the person(s) to be rescued
Weather description: visibility, precipitation, wind

 

PREPARE FOR THE HELICOPTER TO LAND

Locate a site of about 100 ft. x 100 ft., - ideally with a flat surface

Ensure it is clear of electrical lines, cables, and antennae. Provide GPS coordinates if the site is not close to the accident/incident site.

 

Clear the site of all objects

During the approach, the helicopter will need to apply full power to remain stationary. The rotor stream can send objects on the ground flying and even capsize small boats such as dinghies and canoes. For your personal safety, as well as to ensure displaced objects (clothes, tarps, bags) do not come into contact with the rotor, please make sure the landing site and surrounding area are completely clear.

 

Protect the victim

Do not move the victim too close to the landing site. Ensure somebody stays with them at all times.

 

Designate someone to secure the site when the helicopter arrives.

 

 

WHEN THE HELICOPTER ARRIVES

Signal your presence
During landing, kneel down and stay still
Maintain eye contact with the pilot
Do not approach the helicopter until the rotors have stopped.




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