Norwood Fire Crews Train With Lifeflight
A UMass Medical Lifeflight helicopter came to Norwood last week to review procedures with Norwood's Fire Department.
The Norwood Fire Department trained with UMass Medical's Lifeflight team last week on procedures for landing a medical evacuation helicopter, NFD spokesman George Morrice said.
On Thursday, Sept. 20, two doctors, one flight nurse and a pilot flew out to Norwood and landed in the infield of the Wilson Street Ball Park.
Norwood crews were instructed on clearances, landing zones and landing site preparation, Morrice said in an email Wednesday.
"Paramedics and EMTs were advised of the best way to prepare and package critically ill patients for air transport," he said. "Also, firefighters were educated in the best tactics for extinguishing a medical evac helicopter fire. The Norwood Fire Department would like to thank Lifeflight for taking the time and going to the expense of providing the vitally important training."
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