CareFlight holds safety sessions each year — usually between 60 and 100 — in concert with EMS, fire and police agencies to teach them how to effectively land an aircraft on scene.
“We also have a process that’s ‘three to go and one to say no,’” said Calcidise. “If we’re out there and one person is uncomfortable with what’s going on, they can say (so). And we’ll turn around.”
Post-accident incident plans are run two or three times a year. They involve communications specialists, pilots, nurses and emergency crews.
After the crash in Seattle, one Dayton woman said she looks at professions that use equipment like this differently.
“I think a lot of people around here … we’re very used to things flying over and not really considering it much,” said Tabatha Muntzinger, “and how dangerous that is.”