WHIO-TV: CareFlight crews face challenges responding to emergencies

By Natalie Jovonovich

Each time a CareFlight crew boards one of its helicopters quick preparation is needed to get the chopper off of the ground and to the scene of an emergency.

“We do not dispatch ourselves so say EMS are out on the scene or heading to an accident and they know they’re going to need us, they start calling,” Via said.

Timothy McClain pilots a CareFlight helicopter and says arriving on the scene of an emergency can be chaotic at times.

Nurses who fly among the emergency crew are in a continual training process and are dually certified as paramedics.

Newscenter 7’s Natalie Jovonovich flew with a CareFlight crew and got the inside scoop on how the small team prepares for an emergency.

Source: http://www.whio.com/news/local/careflight-...