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Helicopter Search & Rescue Technician

The SAR Technician conducts air SAR, recovery, and evacuation operations from inside and outside the aircraft. Performs air SAR and medical assistance that may include technical rescues using hoist or short-haul techniques. Performs specialized helicopter operations in all water environments, including Swiftwater. Conducts day or night air SAR under Visual Flight Rules (VFR) conditions; Aircraft flight operations may also require flight under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) and night vision goggles (NVG), based on the mission and as the requestor specifies when ordering. Performs Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advaced Life Support (ALS). Reports to the Helicopter SAR Pilot in command or Helicopter SAR Crew Chief. Assists with overall search, rescue tactics, and medical operations. Provides

  • Safety of self and team members

  • Basic medical care of self, team members, and survivors

  • Simple decontamination of self and team members

  • Basic ground support for helicopter operations Coordinates with ground vehicles, watercraft, and aircraft for operations and support.

  • Operates in environments with and without infrastructure, including those affected by disasters and terrorism; with compromised access to roadways, utilities, and transportation; and with limited availability of shelter, food, and water

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